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Cambridge United 2-1 Crawley Town

Paul Lewis' lucky late goal earned Cambridge victory as they came from behind to beat Crawley.

Four minutes from time, Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris' attempted clearance ricocheted off midfielder Lewis and rolled into the net from an acute angle.

The game had been goalless until the visitors went ahead 11 minutes from time, but Sam Smith and Lewis turned it around.

Crawley looked set to win the match when Bez Lubala lashed home after being played in by Lewis Young.

Their hard work was undone within three minutes when Smith controlled a long ball excellently and drilled into the far corner on his left foot before Lewis' late slice of fortune won it.

Crawley had threatened most before the goals went in, with Panutche Camara blazing off target after Ashley Nathaniel-George had rolled the ball to him in the closing stages of the first half.

A deflected Young pass fell to Reece Grego-Cox, who also fired over, ahead of the remarkable late drama.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 34Ward
  • 4Taft
  • 7Hannant
  • 22Lewis
  • 10Maris
  • 19LambeSubstituted forO'Neilat 62'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 11DunkSubstituted forJonesat 71'minutes
  • 18RichardsSubstituted forKnibbsat 71'minutes
  • 20SmithBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 5Taylor
  • 8O'Neil
  • 9Dallas
  • 17Davies
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-LisbonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Doherty
  • 21Bulman
  • 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forNadesanat 57'minutes
  • 28Camara
  • 12FergusonBooked at 12mins
  • 30Lubala
  • 7Grego-CoxSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Nadesan
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 18Sesay
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,538

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 1.

Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Hannant.

Booking

Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Dallison (Crawley Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 1. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Paul Lewis.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Crawley Town 1. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elliott Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Tarryn Allarakhia replaces Reece Grego-Cox.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Crawley Town 1. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Young.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by George Taft.

Attempt missed. Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Bez Lubala following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Hannant.

Attempt blocked. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Booking

Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Smith.

Attempt saved. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Ferguson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harvey Knibbs replaces Marc Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Daniel Jones replaces Harrison Dunk.

Booking

Sam Smith (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Smith (Cambridge United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Liam O'Neil.

Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces Reggie Lambe.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ashley Nadesan replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Attempt saved. Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece Grego-Cox with a cross.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Attempt blocked. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green1694320101031
2Bradford169342415930
3Swindon179352820830
4Crewe169342618830
5Exeter178542320329
6Cheltenham1584327141328
7Newport167631713427
8Colchester177552216626
9Northampton177462218425
10Port Vale176742222025
11Salford176652125-424
12Cambridge176562217523
13Plymouth166552420423
14Mansfield175572625120
15Macclesfield165561720-320
16Leyton Orient175572428-420
17Crawley175572429-520
18Grimsby155462020019
19Carlisle175391829-1118
20Oldham173771826-816
21Scunthorpe173682125-415
22Walsall1743101225-1315
23Stevenage172781221-913
24Morecambe1734101529-1413
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