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PUBLISHED
23:37 3rd July 2012
By  Sam Line

Stalemate in televised clash

Cambridge United were held to a 0-0 draw at Gateshead on Saturday afternoon.

Richard Money made two changes to his side following the mid-week defeat at Woking as Sam Smith was given a start up front as the U's went with a 4-3-3 formation and James Jennings came in at left back with Danny Andrew returning to Cheltenham following his loan spell.

Full match report below:

19:09 Full-Time: Gateshead 0-0 Cambridge United. A well earned point for a hard working Cambridge United. A good performance and a decent game.

19:06 Three minutes of added time to be played.

19:05 Cambridge are finishing strongly and win a corner, Coulson meets it again but can't get his header on target. It looks as though this will be the first game which the U's don't find the net this season.

19:02 Another corner for Cambridge now which is cleared by Fisher for Gateshead.

19:00 Cambridge have a corner now, Jennings takes, Coulson heads over.

18:59 Tom Elliott is replaced by Liam Hughes.

18:58 Fisher replaces Brown for Gateshead.

18:56 Yet another corner for Gateshead and it's cleared off the line by Jennings, Gateshead are getting closer.

18:52 Turnbull shoots over for Gateshead who have been a much livelier outfit this half.

18:50 James Jennings gets his body in the way to block a shot and concede a corner. Bush heads the resulting delivery at Hedge who saves and holds.

18:48 Gateshead with a corner now but Michael Gash gets it away.

18:46 Cambridge win a corner after Thorpe's cross is blocked, Jennings takes, it runs to Josh Coulson but his shot is well over.

18:45 Odubade is replaced by James Marwood for the home team

18:43 Willmott is looking lively and has given Cambridge a different dimension since coming on.

18:37 Robbie Willmott replaces Sam Smith.

18:36 A corner again for the hosts, Gillies takes and after a half clearence Chandler volleys over.

18:35 Pugh tries his luck from a long way out and it wasn't to far over.

18:33 Chandler has a shot deflected out for another Gateshead corner, which is cleared by Coulson for another. Gillies takes it short, it is eventually crossed in but it's to heavy and out for a goal kick.

18:32 Cambridge United make the games first change as Pugh replaces Tom Shaw. An interesting change with Cambridge now playing 4-2-3-1.....I think!.

18:32 A great effort from Berry who shoots just over.

18:28 Gateshead have started this half with some intent and the U's will need to concentrate and defend well.

18:27 Gateshead win themselves a couple of corners but United clear their lines.

18:25 Sam Smith puts the ball in the net for Cambridge after another good move but the big striker was offside.

18:22 Turnbull fires high and wide for the hosts.

18:21 The second half is underway. Today's attendance is 768 with 127 traveling U's fans. Great effort.

18:05 Half-Time: Gateshead 0-0 Cambridge United. A decent first half for Cambridge who have enjoyed some good spells of possession and will feel confident of grabbing the three points if they can keep the performance up.

18:04 McAuley concedes a corner just before half time, but the U's deal with that one.

18:02 A neat build up from United ends in a snap shot from Luke Berry but it was always rising and it's over the bar.

17:56 James Jennings fires a free kick over the bar.

17:54 Well played Rossi Jarvis who shields the ball out for a goal kick.

17:52 A wonderful cross from Thorpe now and Tom Elliott just can't quite get onto it, if he had that was 1-0!.

17:48 Nice build up from Cambridge as Gash sets up Luke Berry and his shot is deflected out for a corner. Jennings delivers, it eventually falls to Josh Coulson but his shot is straight at Bartlett.

17:47 Gillies fires wide for Gateshead.

17:43 A free kick from Gateshead in a dangerous area here after Coulson fouls. Sam Smith clears the danger.

17:41 Some good football here from both sides but little goal mouth action to report.

17:37 Terrier like play from Luke Berry to break up a Gateshead attack, the U's fans applaud that in appreciation.

17:27 Sustained pressure from United results in a corner, Jennings to take, in-swinging and Gash flicks it on but it's out for a goal kick.

17:23 Gateshead win a corner after Coulson blocks, delivered deep and Jarvis heads it out for another corner. Out swinging this time and Sam Smith clears. Good to see him back.

17:23 A speculative effort from Luke Berry who shoots from distance but Bartlett saves.

17:19 Kick off courtesy of Gateshead, and an early goal kick for Cambridge. The U's appear to be playing 4-3-3.

17:00 TEAMS: Gateshead: Bartlett, Magnay, Bush, Chandler, Curtis, McGlen, Gillies, Turnbull, Donaldson, Odubade, Brown. Substitutes: Nixon, Cummins, Fisher, Marwood, Wilson.


Cambridge United: Hedge, McAuley, Jennings, Coulson, Thorpe, Shaw, Jarvis, Berry, Gash, Elliott, Smith. Substitutes: Wylde, Wellard, Pugh, Hughes, Willmott.


16:15 Good afternoon and welcome to this Blue Square Bet Premier game between Gateshead and Cambridge. The U's make the long journey to the North East looking to bounce back from Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Woking. Team news to follow.

Match report provided by cambridgeunited.com reporter Sam Line.