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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Uche Ikpeazu (19')
  • Billy Waters (67')
  • George Maris (71')
  • Jonathan Hooper (90' PEN)

Cambridge claim comfortable victory over Grimsby

Cambridge claimed a comfortable 3-1 League Two victory over Grimsby in a meeting between two managerless sides.
The U's went ahead in direct fashion after 19 minutes when David Forde's goal kick was flicked on by Barry Corr to Uche Ikpeazu, who buried a fine finish into the far corner from just inside the box.
After Karleigh Osborne had headed Jevani Brown's corner against his own post, the hosts doubled the lead after 67 minutes when Brown's shot was pushed out by James McKeown to Billy Waters, who netted his first goal for the club.
Four minutes later it was 3-0 when George Maris turned David Amoo's centre in with a delicate flick.
Grimsby had threatened before the second Cambridge goal, with David Forde crucially palming the ball away from Jamille Matt as he looked to go round the goalkeeper after running in behind the defence.
The Mariners reduced the deficit in the last minute when JJ Hooper converted a penalty after Diallang Jaiyesimi was fouled by Liam O'Neil, but their winless run was extended to 13 games.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Cheltenham Town 32 +16 59
2 Cambridge United 34 +19 58
3 Forest Green Rovers 32 +12 57
4 Morecambe 33 +3 55
5 Tranmere Rovers 32 +6 54
6 Newport County 32 +8 51
7 Bolton Wanderers 33 +1 51
8 Exeter City 31 +18 50
9 Salford City 32 +15 50
10 Bradford City 31 +3 47
11 Harrogate Town 33 -2 45
12 Crawley Town 31 +2 44
13 Carlisle United 29 +5 43
14 Leyton Orient 32 -1 42
15 Stevenage 34 -3 41
16 Oldham Athletic 32 -7 39
17 Scunthorpe United 31 -7 39
18 Walsall 32 -5 38
19 Mansfield Town 32 -5 37
20 Colchester United 32 -12 36
21 Port Vale 33 -6 34
22 Barrow 31 -6 29
23 Southend United 33 -26 29
24 Grimsby Town 31 -28 24