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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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Hannant.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tom Dallison (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. 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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Paul Lewis.

  11. 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.

  12. Substitution

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

  13. 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.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by George Taft.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Hannant.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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