League Two
CambridgeCambridge United0ScunthorpeScunthorpe United1

Cambridge United 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Cambridge lost top spot in League Two after Scunthorpe claimed a 1-0 win at the Abbey Stadium.

The U's had enjoyed all of the chances prior to the Iron's winning goal, with Kyle Knoyle seeing his early effort deflected over after the ball had been laid off to him by Paul Mullin.

The big chance of the half came after 15 minutes when Mullin's deflected cross found its way to Shilow Tracey, whose effort was saved point-blank by goalkeeper Mark Howard.

Cambridge went close again moments afterwards when Knoyle's ball from the right had just too much on it for Joe Ironside.

Jack Iredale struck a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area in the 57th minute which was tipped wide by Howard, and 10 minutes later Mullin dragged an effort well wide after being played in by Adam May.

Scunthorpe snatched the points with their only shot on target 12 minutes from time. Devarn Green worked the ball on to Alfie Beestin and he darted between two defenders before firing home.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Burton
  • 2Knoyle
  • 5Taylor
  • 6Drysdale
  • 11Dunk
  • 18Tracey
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forBoatengat 75'minutes
  • 19May
  • 3IredaleSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
  • 10MullinBooked at 90mins
  • 20IronsideBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hannant
  • 13McKenzie-Lyle
  • 15Okedina
  • 16Alese
  • 17Davies
  • 27Worman
  • 44Boateng

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 33Howard
  • 2Clarke
  • 5McGahey
  • 4BedeauSubstituted forRoweat 73'minutes
  • 12Brown
  • 8Gilliead
  • 23Karacan
  • 22Beestin
  • 11Eisa
  • 14GreenSubstituted forHippolyteat 85'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forSpenceat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 18Hallam
  • 20Spence
  • 25Rowe
  • 38O'Malley
  • 45McAtee
Referee:
Craig Hicks

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Paul Mullin (Cambridge United).

  4. Post update

    Jai Rowe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Junior Brown (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Shilow Tracey (Cambridge United).

  8. Post update

    Jai Rowe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Hiram Boateng (Cambridge United).

  11. Post update

    Lewis Spence (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Scunthorpe United).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Myles Hippolyte replaces Devarn Green because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Cambridge United. Hiram Boateng tries a through ball, but Harrison Dunk is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Shilow Tracey (Cambridge United).

  18. Post update

    Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Alfie Beestin (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Devarn Green.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Paul Mullin (Cambridge United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham31168741261556
2Cambridge331671048301855
3Forest Green31159743321154
4Tranmere3116694437754
5Morecambe32157104443152
6Bolton32148104140150
7Salford311310840251549
8Newport3113993832648
9Exeter301211751371447
10Bradford30137103532346
11Harrogate32136133637-145
12Carlisle28134113932743
13Leyton Orient31126133734342
14Crawley30118114140141
15Walsall3181493640-438
16Stevenage33814112731-438
17Oldham31115154956-738
18Scunthorpe30122163239-738
19Mansfield31813103841-337
20Colchester31812113343-1036
21Port Vale3297164146-534
22Southend3277182147-2628
23Barrow3068163341-826
24Grimsby3066182249-2724
View full League Two table

Top Stories

Elsewhere on the BBC