League Two
CambridgeCambridge United2CrawleyCrawley Town0

Cambridge United 2-0 Crawley Town

Cambridge took their League Two play-off challenge to the final day of the season with victory over Crawley.

Defender Scott Wharton gave the U's the lead against the run of play 10 minutes before half-time, glancing Harrison Dunk's corner across Glenn Morris and into the net.

Cambridge had previously been saved by the post when Andre Blackman's effort from distance bounced back off the inside of Will Norris' upright, before Norris produced a superb stop to keep out Jimmy Smith's effort from the edge of the box.

After the interval, Leon Legge nearly doubled the lead with another header from a corner, only for substitute keeper Yusuf Mersin to turn his effort over the bar.

With a minute to play, United sub Gerry McDonagh ran through on goal and was brought down by Josh Payne, who was sent off, with Luke Berry sealing the win from the subsequent penalty.

Shaun Derry's side must win at Wycombe next weekend to have any chance of making the top seven, while hoping for favourable results elsewhere.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 4Dunne
  • 12Wharton
  • 2Taylor
  • 7Mingoia
  • 6LeggeBooked at 45mins
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forMcDonaghat 28'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Berry
  • 21ElitoSubstituted forWilliamsonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 15McDonagh
  • 16O'Neil
  • 18Maris
  • 19Carroll
  • 22Lewis

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12MorrisSubstituted forMersinat 45'minutes
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerney
  • 14BlackmanBooked at 45mins
  • 4PayneBooked at 89mins
  • 24DjalóBooked at 43minsSubstituted forHarroldat 60'minutes
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forRobertsat 60'minutes
  • 8SmithBooked at 82mins
  • 28Cox
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Mersin
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 18Clifford
  • 25Lelan
  • 39Murphy
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
5,675

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 0. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  5. Dismissal

    Josh Payne (Crawley Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Cambridge United. Gerry McDonagh draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Josh Payne (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

  11. Post update

    Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Ben Williamson replaces Medy Elito.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

  14. Post update

    Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Booking

    Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
View full League Two table

Top Stories