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7 November 2017

Cambridge United bowed out of the Checkatrade Trophy with a 0-2 defeat, in the first competitive derby against local rivals Peterborough United for 16 years.

Despite a battling performance from the U’s, Jack Marriott set up Steven Taylor after half time before bagging a goal himself to knock the U’s out of the competition.

The U’s made three changes with Dimitar Mitov, Medy Elito and Paul Lewis returning to the starting eleven.

Under tricky conditions both sides enjoyed spells on the ball in the early stages, but it was the U’s who came closest first when Paul Lewis threw himself on to the end of a shot by Uche Ikpeazu and side footed an effort across the face of goal.

Posh tested Dimitar Mitov midway through the half when Marriott’s mid-range effort forced the Bulgarian to palm away into the path of the offside Anthony Grant who fired wide.

However, it was Conor O’Malley who was the busier of the two shot stoppers in the opening 45 minutes, tipping over a powerful Paul Lewis drive and clawing a Greg Taylor shot off the line moments before the break.

Mitov looked to have kept the unblemished score line intact when he dived down to parry Michael Doughty’s shot in the 49th minute, but Jack Marriott followed up and slid the ball across to Steven Taylor to tap into an empty net.

United rallied well as they looked for a response, substitute Harrison Dunk’s cross come shot fizzed agonisingly past the outstretched Ibehre, minute before Ikpeazu’s header from eight yards out saw O’Malley produce a stunning reaction save

However, Jack Marriott sealed the victory for the visitors when he travelled with possession into the United area and found the bottom corner to complete a 0-2 score line.

Cambridge United: Mitov, Halliday, Legge, Taylor, Carroll, Lewis, O’Neil, Maris (Ibehre, 60 mins), Brown (Dunk, 60 mins) , Elito, Ikpeazu (Worman, 82 mins)

Peterborough United: O’Malley, Tafazolli, Baldwin, Edwards (Kanu, 82 mins), Lloyd, Maddison (Anderson, 82 mins), Marriott, Da Silva Lopes (Hughes, 71 mins) , Doughty, Taylor, Grant

Attendance: 3,138 (1,123)

Vindis Man of the Match: Medy Elito

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Ticket News


7 November 2017

For the first time in 16 years, it is Derby Day at the Cambs Glass Stadium!

Kicking off at 7:45pm tonight, tickets for Cambridge United’s clash with local rivals Peterborough Unite can still be purchased online here or from the ticket office windows right up to kick off.

Peterborough United are expected to sell out the South Stand at Tuesday’s Derby, so the U’s need your support Amber Army! The Club is urging fans to get behind the U’s to give them the biggest home advantage possible in what is sure to be a feisty and unmissable encounter.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Mundipharma Community Stand

Adult - £12.00
64 + - £8.00
Full Time Student - £8.00
18-21 - £8.00
Under 18 - £1.00

NRE & North Habbin

Adult - £10.00
64 + - £5.00
Full Time Student - £5.00
18-21 - £5.00
Under 18 - £1.00

Tickets for the game are available online here, by calling 01223 566 500 or by heading in-store now!

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