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Cambridge 3-2 Scunthorpe

Midfielder Paul Lewis scored twice as unbeaten Cambridge beat 10-man Scunthorpe 3-2 in League Two.

The U's played with a numerical advantage from the 21st minute, when visitors midfielder James Perch was dismissed for a lunging challenge on Harvey Knibbs.

The visitors took a surprise lead four minutes before half time through defender Rory McArdle, who headed home unchallenged following Regan Slater's corner.

Knibbs, earlier denied by a outstanding save by Rory Watson, marked his first career senior start with a goal seven minutes after the break.

Leon Davies' superb cross from the right was knocked back across goal by Lewis to Knibbs, who converted from close range.

Two minutes later it was Lewis who gave Cambridge the lead, slamming home after Greg Taylor's cross fell to him.

Scunthorpe improbably equalised on the hour with McArdle once again heading home a Slater set piece from the right, only for Lewis to score his second to win it 17 minutes from time.

Substitute Luke Hannant's excellent cross from the left was converted by a thumping Lewis header.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 16DarlingBooked at 39mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 4TaftBooked at 60mins
  • 17Davies
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forMarisat 72'minutes
  • 22Lewis
  • 11DunkBooked at 65minsSubstituted forHannantat 68'minutes
  • 30Roles
  • 26KnibbsSubstituted forRichardsat 77'minutes
  • 20Smith

Substitutes

  • 7Hannant
  • 9Dallas
  • 10Maris
  • 15John
  • 18Richards
  • 19Lambe
  • 25Burton

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 26McGaheySubstituted forClarkeat 80'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 6Butler
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 20GillieadBooked at 26mins
  • 4Lund
  • 14PerchBooked at 21mins
  • 11HammillSubstituted forSlaterat 27'minutes
  • 9WoottonBooked at 45mins
  • 30Eisa

Substitutes

  • 2Clarke
  • 5Songo'o
  • 18Hallam
  • 25Eastwood
  • 27Slater
  • 45McAtee
  • 48Dawson
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,917

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 3, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 3, Scunthorpe United 2.

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Regan Slater (Scunthorpe United).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Regan Slater (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Regan Slater (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Wootton.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Lund.

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Marc Richards (Cambridge United).

Regan Slater (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Jack Roles (Cambridge United).

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Paul Lewis.

Foul by Sam Smith (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt saved. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Hannant.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Attempt blocked. Jack Roles (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Davies.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Roles.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jordan Clarke replaces Harrison McGahey.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Jack Roles (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Marc Richards replaces Harvey Knibbs.

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Darling.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Scunthorpe United 2. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Hannant with a cross.

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Taft.

Attempt blocked. Harry Darling (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Hannant.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Maris replaces Liam O'Neil.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe43015509
2Bradford42205148
3Cambridge42205328
4Exeter42203128
5Cheltenham42116247
6Plymouth42116337
7Swindon42116427
8Forest Green42114317
9Leyton Orient421145-17
10Macclesfield42025326
11Port Vale41305416
12Newport41303216
13Mansfield41218715
14Grimsby41215415
15Salford41215505
16Walsall41212205
17Morecambe412134-15
18Crawley41126604
19Northampton411234-14
20Carlisle410348-43
21Colchester402246-22
22Stevenage401304-41
23Oldham401316-51
24Scunthorpe4013511-61
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