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Cambridge United 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere had goalkeeper Scott Davies to thank as they held on for a goalless draw at Cambridge.

The U's enjoyed the majority of the chances, especially before the break.

David Amoo's shot from the edge of the box was parried by Davies after 15 minutes, with the keeper getting up quickly to deny Jabo Ibehre's rebound.

At the other end, James Norwood latched on to a long ball out of defence but his progress was stopped by a terrific block by Cambridge defender George Taft.

Rovers' Rushian Hepburn-Murphy chased down the right channel and flicked a shot across Davies and wide.

In the final 10 minutes of the first half, Davies twice kept Cambridge out, saving from Ibehre after Zoumana Bakayogo's wayward backpass, before instinctively keeping out Hepburn-Murphy's point-blank header from Jevani Brown's corner.

The second half was a more cagey affair, with a Gary Deegan shot for Cambridge which cleared the crossbar the only real opening as they remained seven points above the drop zone.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2HallidayBooked at 88mins
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 11Dunk
  • 6Deegan
  • 7AmooSubstituted forLambeat 64'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 20BrownSubstituted forCoulsonat 63'minutes
  • 14Ibehre
  • 9Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forJonesat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Carroll
  • 16Darling
  • 19Lambe
  • 26Jones
  • 27Coulson
  • 28Doyle-Hayes
  • 44Pilkington

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14CapriceSubstituted forBuxtonat 81'minutes
  • 16Ellis
  • 6Monthe
  • 24BakayogoBooked at 45mins
  • 19Morris
  • 17PerkinsBooked at 45mins
  • 12McCullough
  • 27PringleSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 90mins
  • 11Jennings

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 9Mullin
  • 18Smith
  • 22Gilmour
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 29Dagnall
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
4,872

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Delay in match Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

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

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by David Perkins.

Attempt saved. Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

Booking

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Foul by Alexander Jones (Cambridge United).

Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Buxton replaces Jake Caprice.

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

Delay in match Dimitar Mitov (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Attempt blocked. Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Johnny Smith replaces Ben Pringle.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Reggie Lambe replaces David Amoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Hayden Coulson replaces Jevani Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Alexander Jones replaces Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cambridge United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Stevenage33146133842-448
10Oldham3212101050391146
11Tranmere321210104540546
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport31127123949-1043
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cambridge32106162950-2136
19Cheltenham3298153649-1335
20Port Vale3289152739-1233
21Morecambe3288163350-1732
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County32610163361-2828
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