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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Uche Ikpeazu (19')
  • Billy Waters (67')
  • George Maris (71')
  • JJ 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 Crewe Alexandra 15 +9 30
2 Cheltenham Town 14 +14 28
3 Forest Green Rovers 15 +9 28
4 Bradford City 15 +7 27
5 Newport County 14 +7 27
6 Exeter City 15 +1 26
7 Swindon Town 15 +3 24
8 Plymouth Argyle 15 +8 23
9 Northampton Town 15 +2 21
10 Port Vale 15 -1 21
11 Cambridge United 15 +6 20
12 Colchester United 15 +3 20
13 Crawley Town 15 0 20
14 Macclesfield Town 15 -2 20
15 Salford City 15 -5 20
16 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
17 Leyton Orient 15 -3 19
18 Mansfield Town 15 +1 17
19 Walsall 15 -11 15
20 Oldham Athletic 15 -8 14
21 Carlisle United 15 -12 14
22 Scunthorpe United 15 -4 13
23 Morecambe 15 -14 10
24 Stevenage 15 -10 9