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Notts County 0-1 Cambridge United

Notts County's relegation fears were increased following a 1-0 defeat by fellow strugglers Cambridge.

The Magpies were left six points adrift of safety at the foot of League Two as Greg Taylor's first-half goal settled a tense encounter.

More than 15,000 fans had packed into Meadow Lane, but even the biggest crowd of their season could not spark life into Neal Ardley's side.

Kristian Dennis had gone close to an opener from an Elliott Hewitt cross but his shot went inches wide.

But any hope that would signal a spell of intense pressure was wiped out when Taylor rose to loop a header beyond debutant goalkeeper Ryan Schofield from George Maris' corner in the 41st minute.

Jim O'Brien, who was making his County debut following his arrival from Bradford, did come close to an equaliser when David Forde tipped his ambitious 25-yard drive around the post.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 27Schofield
  • 6Barclay
  • 5Duffy
  • 3Bird
  • 4Hewitt
  • 21O'Brien
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forThomasat 66'minutes
  • 24Milsom
  • 25EvinaSubstituted forEteteat 83'minutes
  • 30Stead
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 10Thomas
  • 16Brisley
  • 17Husin
  • 23Jones
  • 26Turley
  • 37Etete

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Carroll
  • 6Deegan
  • 7AmooBooked at 53minsSubstituted forDunkat 72'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 20BrownSubstituted forOsadebeat 88'minutes
  • 14Ibehre
  • 9Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forAzeezat 72'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 10Azeez
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 25John
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
15,026

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Cambridge United 1.

Foul by Pierce Bird (Notts County).

Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Pierce Bird (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces Jevani Brown.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kion Etete replaces Cedric Evina.

Booking

Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

Nathan Thomas (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

Jim O'Brien (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Jim O'Brien (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cedric Evina (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces David Amoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

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

Foul by Richard Duffy (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Thomas replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Notts County).

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United).

Jim O'Brien (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26157447262152
2Bury28147753322149
3MK Dons26138544232147
4Colchester28137842301246
5Mansfield261112337201745
6Carlisle281431145351045
7Forest Green261111439251444
8Exeter27128738281044
9Tranmere2711974133842
10Stevenage28125113335-241
11Oldham2710984033739
12Swindon2891093137-637
13Newport26106103745-836
14Crewe28105133036-635
15Grimsby27104132934-534
16Northampton2771283535033
17Crawley27103143440-633
18Cheltenham2778123241-929
19Port Vale2778122636-1029
20Cambridge2885152547-2229
21Morecambe2877142844-1628
22Yeovil2669112832-427
23Macclesfield2866162544-1924
24Notts County2849152957-2821
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