League Two
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Cheltenham Town 2-0 Cambridge United

Cheltenham took a big step towards League Two survival with a 2-0 home win over 10-man Cambridge.

The hosts took the lead in the 23rd minute when Chris Hussey's free-kick reached Ben Tozer at the far post and his cushioned effort went in off George Taft.

Cambridge missed a clear chance to level after 30 minutes when Jabo Ibehre raced through on goal but the forward could only shoot wide of the far post.

Hayden Coulson also saw an effort bounce on top of the bar for the away side in first-half stoppage time.

Things got worse for Colin Calderwood's side in the 58th minute when Jake Carroll was sent off for handling Rakish Bingham's effort on the goal line following a low ball from Billy Waters.

Conor Thomas stepped up to send Dimitar Mitov the wrong way from the spot and make it 2-0.

Mitov made a fine stop to deny Ryan Broom in the 69th minute and at the other end Flinders reacted well to keep out an effort from substitute Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

Cheltenham were awarded a second penalty in the 82nd minute when Waters was tripped by Jake Doyle-Hayes, but after picking himself up the striker fired his spot-kick high over the bar.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 24Raglan
  • 4TozerBooked at 73mins
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Broom
  • 7Thomas
  • 8Dawson
  • 20Maddox
  • 3Hussey
  • 21WatersSubstituted forLloydat 90+2'minutes
  • 27BinghamSubstituted forDukuat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Long
  • 9Duku
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Forster
  • 26Clements
  • 28Pring

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 25John
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Taft
  • 3CarrollBooked at 58mins
  • 22Lewis
  • 28Doyle-HayesBooked at 82mins
  • 6DeeganSubstituted forAmooat 65'minutes
  • 27CoulsonSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 66'minutes
  • 20Brown
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forJonesat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 9Hepburn-Murphy
  • 11Dunk
  • 16Darling
  • 19Lambe
  • 26Jones
  • 44Pilkington
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
2,339

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Billy Waters.

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Immanuelson Duku replaces Rakish Bingham.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

David Amoo (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot is high and wide to the right. Billy Waters should be disappointed.

Booking

Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Alexander Jones replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Hand ball by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town).

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Dimitar Mitov.

Attempt saved. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces Hayden Coulson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. David Amoo replaces Gary Deegan.

Attempt blocked. Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Cambridge United 0. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Tranmere331310104741649
10Stevenage33146133842-448
11Oldham3312101151411046
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport32137124350-746
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cheltenham33108153849-1138
19Cambridge33106172952-2336
20Morecambe3398163551-1635
21Port Vale3389162841-1333
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County33610173465-3128
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