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MATCH REPORT: NOTTS COUNTY 0 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1

22 November 2016

MATCH REPORT: NOTTS COUNTY 0 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1

Conor Newton’s first goal of the season gave Cambridge United a 0-1 away win over Notts County in Sky Bet League Two at Meadow Lane.

Greg Taylor and Mark Roberts returned for the U’s whilst Harrison Dunk also recovered from injury to take a place on the bench.

The U’s began the fixture with far more tempo to their game than the hosts and the first opportunity fell to Uche Ikpeazu who was unable to find the target from 18 yards.

Greg Taylor likewise also failed to test goalkeeper Adam Collin when Luke Berry played a delightful through ball to put the left back through one-on-one.

However, United continued to boss the match and eventually broke the deadlock in the 26th minute after Ikpeazu bumped off two would-be tacklers before playing Newton through on goal to calmly side foot past Collin.

Genaro Snijders let United off the hook when he pinched the ball from Roberts before darting through on goal only to miss the target when he should have perhaps levelled the game.

However, the U’s continued to dictate the match and were unlucky not to have doubled their advantage ten minutes before the break when Mark Roberts had his half volley wrongly ruled out for offside.

Despite the hosts returning for the second half and claiming more of a share in possession, Will Norris in the U’s goal remained quiet.

Uche Ikpeazu swivelled well on the ball before shooting wide from a tight angle on 69 minutes, which for a moment looked to have caused Adam Collin a problem.

Only a hamstring injury to Conor Newton and a point blank shot from Aaron Collins which was blocked on the line by a number of defenders left United with anything to worry about as they completed a solid away victory.

Notts County: Collin, Dickenson, Smith (Tootle, 60 mins), Duffy, Snijders, O’Connor, Forte, Milsom, Laing, Hewitt (Campbell, 79 mins), Edwards (Collins, 63 mins)

Cambridge United: Norris, Taylor, Legge, Roberts, Halliday, Mingoia (Clark, 67 mins), Dunne, Newton (Williamson, 74 mins), Berry, Maris (Dunk, 60 mins), Ikpeazu

Attendance: 2,736 (326 away)


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