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Cambridge United 1-0 Port Vale

John Askey's first match as Port Vale boss ended in defeat as David Amoo's strike earned Cambridge a 1-0 home win.

Askey was appointed as Neil Aspin's replacement earlier in the week, but he could not prevent a defeat that leaves Vale five points off the bottom of the League Two table.

The U's survived an early scare when Tom Pope latched on to Antony Kay's wayward shot, but saw his point-blank effort saved by Dimitar Mitov before Pope saw a header ruled out for offside.

At the other end, Scott Brown made a superb save to keep out Rushian Hepburn-Murphy's header, but he was helpless to prevent the opener after 19 minutes.

David Amoo cut inside from the right and saw his left-footed shot from outside the box deflect past Brown as Amoo scored for the third successive home game.

Mitov was again called on 12 minutes after the break as he palmed the ball away to his right to deny Luke Hannant, before the same player came within inches of an equaliser with a rasping angled drive that went just off target.

Mitov again preserved Cambridge's victory six minutes from the end, tipping Kay's top corner-bound effort from 30 yards over the bar.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 3CarrollBooked at 66mins
  • 6Deegan
  • 7AmooSubstituted forDoyle-Hayesat 80'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 20BrownBooked at 60mins
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forJonesat 67'minutes
  • 9Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forLambeat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dunk
  • 16Darling
  • 19Lambe
  • 26Jones
  • 27Coulson
  • 28Doyle-Hayes
  • 44Pilkington

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 15SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 14Crookes
  • 2GibbonsSubstituted forWhitfieldat 86'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 6KayBooked at 32mins
  • 23Clark
  • 19M HarrisSubstituted forMontañoat 71'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 11Hannant

Substitutes

  • 3Montaño
  • 5Legge
  • 7Worrall
  • 12Hornby
  • 22Conlon
  • 24Whitfield
  • 29Turner
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,193

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Port Vale 0.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Connell Rawlinson.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces James Gibbons.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Dimitar Mitov.

Attempt saved. Antony Kay (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Foul by Alexander Jones (Cambridge United).

Adam Crookes (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jake Doyle-Hayes replaces David Amoo.

Hand ball by Adam Crookes (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mitchell Clark.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Cristian Montaño.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño replaces Mark Harris.

Attempt blocked. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United).

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Alexander Jones replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Reggie Lambe replaces Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

Booking

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Mark Harris (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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