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Cambridge United 2-1 Barnet

Cambridge United scored twice in 90 seconds to beat Barnet and record a fifth win in six league games.

The visitors took the lead when John Akinde kept his cool after being played in by Gavin Hoyte.

Akinde could have made it 2-0 but lobbed just wide when one-on-one.

Luke Berry headed in Harrison Dunk's cross with 19 minutes to go before Barry Corr won it for the U's when he drilled a low shot into the corner just over one minute later.

Cambridge boss Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Football is about fine lines, fine margins, take your chances at the right time, and we sure did that today.

"We were clinical with the two chances that we had, up against a stern opponent.

"We knew it was going to be that in the second game in three days. The turnaround was incredible, we didn't really have a lot of options to go into today's game with.

"It was a physical game and the boys were absolutely dead on their feet, but with with a massive smile on their faces."

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

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Allen on Cambridge v Barnet

"I thought we were excellent. That's probably one of the best performances of the season for our team.

"First half, we totally controlled the game and had about four good chances to go ahead. Second half, it was always going to be different with the wind but, even so, we were on top.

"After being so comfortable and then to be 2-1 down, it's very disappointing for all the players and the supporters.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Beasant
  • 2Omozusi
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 11Dunk
  • 22Williamson
  • 23Ledson
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forDemetriouat 63'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 15Simpson
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 1Dunn
  • 9Slew
  • 12Kennedy
  • 14Coulson
  • 17Hughes
  • 25Demetriou
  • 32Williams

Barnet

  • 33Lawlor
  • 2HoyteSubstituted forLisbieat 77'minutes
  • 4Dembélé
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 7Yiadom
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forMuggletonat 74'minutes
  • 16Champion
  • 8Weston
  • 24McLeanSubstituted forGashat 55'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 9AkindeBooked at 9mins

Substitutes

  • 10Lisbie
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gash
  • 19Batt
  • 22Stevens
  • 26Odofin
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
6,003

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Barnet 1.

Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Tom Champion (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Cambridge United).

Kevin Lisbie (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Kevin Lisbie replaces Gavin Hoyte.

Attempt missed. Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

Tom Champion (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Sam Togwell.

Booking

Michael Gash (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Michael Gash (Barnet).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Barnet 1. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mickey Demetriou with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Barnet 1. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harrison Dunk with a cross.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Mickey Demetriou replaces Conor Newton.

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Champion (Barnet).

Attempt blocked. Tom Champion (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Barnet 1. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Champion.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Attempt blocked. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Michael Gash replaces Aaron McLean.

goal

As It Stood

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2Northampton23144539281146
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5Wycombe23117532221040
6Bristol Rovers2412483425940
7Carlisle2210754237537
8Accrington21106535241136
9Leyton Orient249963833536
10Cambridge2410683834436
11Mansfield2398631211035
12Wimbledon248973130133
13Crawley2494113241-931
14Luton2486103836230
15Notts County238693540-530
16Exeter238693035-530
17Morecambe2284104041-128
18Barnet2484123541-628
19Stevenage2468103243-1126
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2337132646-2016
23Dag & Red2437142444-2016
24Yeovil2428142238-1614
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