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🧐 The Opposition: Cambridge United

An in-depth look at Saturday’s opposition.

1 March 2019

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The Mariners are hoping to make it six games unbeaten when Cambridge United visit Blundell Park on Saturday (3pm).

United appointed Colin Calderwood as their new Head Coach just prior to Christmas and the Scot made an instant impact.

In his first game in charge, Calderwood led the U’s to their first win in seven games while his side were unfortunate not to earn a result against the league leaders Lincoln City.

After a mixed bag of results since then, the U’s were thumped 6-0 at MK Dons but have picked up valuable wins against Stevenage, Notts County, Northampton and Port Vale.

They were narrowly beaten at Yeovil last Saturday and currently sit 19th in the Sky Bet League Two table.

Midfielder, Jeavani Brown tops their scoring charts with seven goals to his name so far this season.

One to Watch

6’2” frontman Jabo Ibehre is the one to watch in the United team. A daunting prospect for any defence to handle, 35-year old Jabo moved to the Abbey Stadium on a one-year deal in May 2017, having helped Carlisle to the League Two play-offs.

A danger in the air, he has now made over 600 career appearances, scoring an impressive 132 goals in the process.

Last five league results

Town: L W W W W D

Cambridge: W L W D L L

Last time out

Cambridge Utd 1-0 Grimsby Town

A late goal sent Town to defeat as Cambridge United snatched all three points at the Abbey Stadium.

In a game where both sides created chances, the Mariners produced a battling performance which had looked like it might bring a reward of at least a point.

But the home side struck a decisive blow with seven minutes left, as substitutes David Amoo and Paul Lewis combined for Lewis to score from close range and win the game.

Did You Know?

The 1990-91 season saw Town gain promotion when the epic last game of the season was against Exeter City, with over 14,000 crushed into Blundell Park. The Mariners finished third, whilst Cambridge were promoted as Champions.  Town and Cambridge had beaten one another 1-0 during that season, but the fixture computer designed to pitch them against one another again in the very first match in the second tier, at Blundell Park. What ensued was an epic battle with Cambridge winning by the odd goal in seven. Town had had to play without the injured Cunnington and Childs, with Rees scoring 2 and Tommy Watson the other for the Mariners.

Early Bird tickets will remain on sale right up until lunchtime on Saturday. Secure your seat online here.


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