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Barnet 0-1 Cambridge United

Luke Berry netted his 16th goal of the season as Cambridge beat Barnet at The Hive.

The midfielder's goal helped his side, four points off the League Two play-off places, claimed their first win on the road in 2017.

With both senior goalkeepers out injured, Barnet handed a debut to Harry Burgoyne, on emergency loan from Wolves.

But he was untested in a first half in which neither side hit the target, with John Akinde's header over the bar from Mauro Vilhete's cross the closest the Bees got.

After the break, Barnet might have gone ahead when Jake Carroll's back-pass was seized on by Vilhete, only for Will Norris to come racing out and block.

However, they would rue the missed opportunity when Harrison Dunk picked out Berry 12 yards from goal and the 24-year-old side-footed a volley past Burgoyne.

Barnet skipper Michael Nelson, Charlie Clough and substitute Jamal Campbell-Ryce all tested Norris late on but the U's keeper was equal to it and Cambridge hung on for a hard-fought win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 42Burgoyne
  • 41Clough
  • 6Nelson
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 3Johnson
  • 32VilheteBooked at 57mins
  • 11BoverBooked at 67minsSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 71'minutes
  • 20Champion
  • 8Weston
  • 14AkinolaSubstituted forAmaluzorat 81'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 4Dembélé
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Coulson
  • 30Amaluzor
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 39Sweeney

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Norris
  • 2TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 5RobertsBooked at 49mins
  • 6LeggeBooked at 19mins
  • 19CarrollBooked at 43mins
  • 7MingoiaBooked at 23minsSubstituted forMarisat 90+4'minutes
  • 16O'Neil
  • 22LewisSubstituted forDunneat 45'minutes
  • 11DunkSubstituted forElitoat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Berry
  • 15McDonagh

Substitutes

  • 4Dunne
  • 9Corr
  • 12Wharton
  • 13Gregory
  • 18Maris
  • 21Elito
  • 27Davies
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,396

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 0, Cambridge United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Cambridge United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. George Maris replaces Piero Mingoia.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Booking

    Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Justin Amaluzor (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

  9. Post update

    Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Booking

    Medy Elito (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Charlie Clough (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).

  13. Post update

    Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Clough (Barnet) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Johnson (Barnet).

  19. Post update

    Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Justin Amaluzor replaces Simeon Akinola.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster33198663402365
2Plymouth32195852351762
3Carlisle33151355648858
4Portsmouth32167948291955
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter331561253371651
7Colchester33148115042850
8Mansfield33131194338550
9Stevenage33154145250249
10Cambridge32137124137446
11Wycombe33137134042-246
12Barnet331112104144-345
13Morecambe32136134147-645
14Grimsby33128133940-144
15Blackpool321013947351243
16Crawley32126144050-1042
17Yeovil33912123340-739
18Crewe33812133648-1236
19Cheltenham33811143746-935
20Accrington31810133444-1034
21Notts County3397173758-2134
22Hartlepool33711153958-1932
23Leyton Orient3385203551-1629
24Newport33511173753-1626
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