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Grimsby Town 0-2 Cambridge United

Cambridge boosted their League Two survival hopes with a 2-0 victory at mid-table Grimsby.

George Taft opened the scoring at Blundell Park, heading into the far corner from a set piece just before half-time.

Victory was then sealed eight minutes from time as substitute Rushian Hepburn-Murphy produced a cool finish.

Chances were few and far between during the opening stages, although it was Grimsby who looked the most likely.

Kristian Dennis had their first attempt, while a Sebastian Ring cross almost deceived Dimitar Mitov in testing conditions.

At the other end, David Amoo stole through and it needed a fine save from James McKeown to keep the match goalless.

However, McKeown could not do much about their next move as Taft rose highest from a free-kick to head Cambridge in front.

After the restart, they nearly doubled their lead when George Maris was denied by another McKeown save.

Loan midfielder Elliot Embleton then went close for Grimsby with a curling free-kick, but the visitors ultimately sealed three points in the 82nd minute when Hepburn-Murphy finished a quick counter.

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Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forCardwellat 83'minutes
  • 24Davis
  • 6Collins
  • 27Hendrie
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forCookat 67'minutes
  • 22EmbletonSubstituted forVernamat 79'minutes
  • 7HessenthalerBooked at 72mins
  • 3Ring
  • 39Thomas
  • 8Dennis

Substitutes

  • 11Cook
  • 14Grayson
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 25Whitmore

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 11Dunk
  • 7AmooSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 65'minutes
  • 6DeeganBooked at 61mins
  • 18Maris
  • 19LambeSubstituted forCoulsonat 77'minutes
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forLewisat 76'minutes
  • 20Brown

Substitutes

  • 9Hepburn-Murphy
  • 16Darling
  • 22Lewis
  • 25John
  • 26Jones
  • 27Coulson
  • 30Iron
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
4,772

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United).

Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Harry Cardwell (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United).

Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Kristian Dennis (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 2. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jevani Brown.

Attempt blocked. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Luke Hendrie (Grimsby Town).

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

Foul by Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Elliot Embleton.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Hayden Coulson replaces Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

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

Foul by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United).

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Harry Clifton.

Foul by George Maris (Cambridge United).

Reece Hall-Johnson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces David Amoo.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United).

Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

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2Bury35199769402966
3Mansfield351713553282564
4MK Dons35188956342262
5Exeter3515101046351155
6Tranmere351510104941855
7Forest Green351412951351654
8Colchester351591154401454
9Carlisle35165145344953
10Swindon341311104242050
11Stevenage35147144045-549
12Newport34147134552-749
13Oldham351211125345847
14Grimsby35145163842-447
15Crewe35137154046-646
16Northampton351015104546-145
17Cheltenham35118164153-1241
18Crawley35116183748-1139
19Cambridge35116183153-2239
20Yeovil3599173648-1236
21Morecambe3598183756-1935
22Port Vale35810172842-1434
23Macclesfield3579193559-2430
24Notts County35611183466-3229
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