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Cambridge United 1-2 Morecambe

Cambridge's dismal start to the League Two season continued as they surrendered the lead to lose 2-1 at home to Morecambe.

The U's led at half-time through Piero Mingoia but the game was transformed by goals from Shrimps pair Jack Dunn and Paul Mullin in the space of three minutes after the hour.

Winger Mingoia opened the scoring nine minutes before the break, firing across Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche after the ball fell to him when Ben Williamson was unable to get a shot away.

The visitors levelled in the 62nd minute when Dunn converted from the penalty spot after being brought down by Luke Berry.

Dunn was involved again two minutes later, robbing Conor Newton and freeing Mullin down the middle, who rounded keeper Will Norris and fired beyond a man on the line.

Medy Elito and Berry both fired wide as the hosts failed to find an equaliser, leaving them without a win in their opening eight league fixtures.

Cambridge United manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Until I'm told otherwise I'll be doing my job exactly the same as what I've been doing for the last 10 months.

"It's been a job that I'm very proud to have. I've enjoyed some wonderful times here and I expect to enjoy some future wonderful times.

"I'm a fighter. I feel like I'm in a little war at this moment in time, a war with myself as well as I hate seeing us at the bottom of the league. But I'm fighting."

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 14Coulson
  • 6Legge
  • 11Dunk
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forClarkat 68'minutes
  • 21ElitoSubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes
  • 10WilliamsonBooked at 53minsSubstituted forIkpeazuat 67'minutes
  • 17McGurk

Substitutes

  • 2Taylor
  • 13Gregory
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 19Gosling
  • 20Clark
  • 23Pigott
  • 26Ikpeazu

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 5Edwards
  • 6WinnardBooked at 79mins
  • 14Conlan
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forMurphyat 77'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 7MullinSubstituted forMcGowanat 85'minutes
  • 20Dunn
  • 11Ellison
  • 23StocktonSubstituted forMassankaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 19Massanka
  • 21Jennings
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
4,110

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Morecambe 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Morecambe 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  5. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

    Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Paul Mullin.

  11. Post update

    Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Greg Taylor replaces Medy Elito.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Booking

    Dean Winnard (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).

  20. Post update

    Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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