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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 Lincoln City 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40