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Southport 1-0 Cambridge United

Cambridge suffered their first defeat of the season as Matty Brown's second-minute header sealed victory.

The defender, on loan from Chesterfield, scored his first goal for the Port, nodding in from a corner.

The U's had a great chance to draw level on the stroke of half-time, but Ian Miller's unmarked header from six yards went over the bar.

Luke Berry came close to scoring a late equaliser, but his shot from the edge of the box shaved the post.

Southport secured their first win in six matches, and with it ended Cambridge's 16-match unbeaten run.

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Cambridge United boss Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

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Post-match: Cambridge boss Money

"I think we will play a lot worse than that, and have played a lot worse than that, and win. I thought we had a good go at it and just couldn't find the right pass

"We've had I don't know how many set-plays and on a number of occasions got free headers and still couldn't score.

"In the key moments we weren't quite good enough. We had a lot of chances and on another day you win that game, but we haven't.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 24Brown
  • 2Smith
  • 12Challoner
  • 6Brown
  • 18George
  • 8Milligan
  • 14Rutherford
  • 23Ellington
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forLedshamat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 21Osawe
  • 10Ledsham
  • 4Akrigg
  • 19Stevenson
  • 5Flynn

Cambridge

  • 1Maxwell
  • 4Coulson
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forDunkat 60'minutes
  • 14Tait
  • 22SpillaneSubstituted forBerryat 55'minutes
  • 6Miller
  • 8Champion
  • 16Austin
  • 17L HughesSubstituted forArnoldat 46'minutes
  • 9Cunnington
  • 21Appiah

Substitutes

  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 13Norris
  • 11Dunk
  • 24Arnold
  • 18Berry
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
1,006

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 1, Cambridge United 0.
Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).
Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).
Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Tom Champion (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mitchell Austin.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Karl Ledsham replaces Danny Hattersley.
Foul by Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United).
Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).
Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.
Offside, Cambridge United. Adam Cunnington tries a through ball, but Adam Cunnington is caught offside.
Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).
Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).
Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Milligan.
Corner, Southport.
Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).
Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Tait.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Offside, Southport. Nathan Ellington tries a through ball, but Nathan Ellington is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Greg Taylor.
Attempt missed. Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).
Matt Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Berry replaces Michael Spillane.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Offside, Southport. Scott Brown tries a through ball, but Scott Brown is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Liam Hughes.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 1, Cambridge United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 1, Cambridge United 0.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt missed. Ian Miller (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mitchell Austin.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Foul by Nathan Ellington (Southport).
Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Tait.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt missed. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).
Nathan Ellington (Southport) wins a free kick.
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