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Cambridge United 0-1 Mansfield Town

Cambridge suffered their first home league defeat of the season, losing to Nigel Clough's Mansfield on the night they welcomed fans back to the Abbey Stadium.

Jamie Reid's goal on 64 minutes, his first in the league for the club, and goalkeeper Marek Stech's heroics lifted the Stags out of the bottom two.

Reid had missed big chances at the start of each half, firing over on the turn in the second minute and shooting off target when he'd been left unmarked in the box in the opening moments of the second period.

But moments after Dimi Mitov had saved well from Harry Charsley, the midfielder nodded on for Reid to fire beyond Mitov.

Cambridge's best chance had come on 39 minutes when Joe Ironside's knock-down found Robbie Cundy, whose effort drew an excellent tip over from Stech.

The U's pressed hard for an equaliser, with Rollin Menayese blocking from Paul Mullin and Stech denying Ironside. Stech ensured Mansfield's win with a magnificent save to tip over Paul Mullin's blasted effort 10 minutes from time.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 16Cundy
  • 5Taylor
  • 11DunkSubstituted forIredaleat 75'minutes
  • 7HannantSubstituted forKnibbsat 75'minutes
  • 4Digby
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forMayat 28'minutes
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 10Mullin
  • 20Ironside

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 6Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 18El Mizouni
  • 19May
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stech
  • 12Gordon
  • 4MenayeseBooked at 24mins
  • 5SweeneyBooked at 34mins
  • 3Benning
  • 7CharsleySubstituted forCookat 90+5'minutes
  • 32Lapslie
  • 8O Clarke
  • 10MarisSubstituted forO'Keeffeat 89'minutes
  • 9Bowery
  • 19ReidSubstituted forMaynardat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Keeffe
  • 6Rawson
  • 11Cook
  • 15O'Driscoll
  • 22Maynard
  • 27Sinclair
  • 31Stone
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,917

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Andy Cook replaces Harry Charsley.

  4. Post update

    Adam May (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Harry Charsley (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United).

  7. Post update

    Kellan Gordon (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Corey O'Keeffe replaces George Maris.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Jordan Bowery (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jack Iredale (Cambridge United).

  12. Post update

    Ollie Clarke (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Nicky Maynard replaces Jamie Reid.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Charsley (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Lapslie.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by George Lapslie.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Marek Stech.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport1493222121030
2Cheltenham1592424131129
3Exeter1576230181227
4Forest Green157532014626
5Carlisle158252116526
6Cambridge1474326111525
7Leyton Orient157352417724
8Tranmere157351815324
9Salford146442213922
10Bolton156451718-122
11Morecambe156451825-722
12Colchester145632121021
13Crawley155462019119
14Port Vale156181818019
15Harrogate155461719-219
16Walsall153931417-318
17Oldham155282128-717
18Grimsby134361222-1015
19Mansfield152851419-514
20Scunthorpe134271321-814
21Barrow152762023-313
22Bradford143471419-513
23Stevenage152671116-512
24Southend141211629-235
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