Barry Corr leaves it late to give Cambridge United victory over Notts County
PUBLISHED: 16:57 11 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:59 11 August 2018
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U’s striker grabs late winner
Barry Corr was on target to earn Cambridge United a 3-2 win over Notts County in Sky Bet League Two.
Ade Azeez also got two goals for the U’s in an entertaining game to welcome back football to the Abbey Stadium for the 2018/19 campaign.
It was an even first part of the game, as although County had the better of the territory, they rarely threatened the United goal.
That said, Jon Stead almost gave the visitors the lead in the sixth minute, getting a toe to a low cross from Dan Jones at the front post, but putting the effort just wide.
Azeez put a header straight at County keeper Ross Fitzsimons, and the narrowly failed in taking a cross from David Amoo on his chest unmarked at the back post in the 22nd minute.
The deadlock was broken by County in the 29th minute, and it was some strike from Enzio Boldewijn that did it.
He took a touch off the left wing and unleashed a belter from 25 years into the top corner.
United had a chance to equalise before half time, but after a smart turn from Jabo Ibehre, he fired wide.
The second half was only 24 seconds old when United equalised.
A long clearance by keeper Dimitar Mitov led to a breakdown in communication between defender Rhys Brisley and Fitzsimons and as they hesitated, Azeez nipped in to sidefoot home from the corner of the box.
It gave the U’s added zest, and with their tails up, they took the game to the visitors and resulted in a second goal in the 61st minute.
Amoo’s neat pass put Azeez through in the box, and although he was blocked, the striker reacted quickest to the rebound and drilled a shot in at the back post.
Almost immediately from kick off, Boldewijn broke down the left and pulled the ball back to the penalty spot, but somehow Kane Hemmings put his effort wide.
Mitov had to be alert to keep out a Noor Husin free kick in the 78th minute, but from the resulting corner, County were level.
Nathan Thomas’s delivery was flicked on at the near post and Richard Duffy headed home from close range.
In the 89th minute, somehow Hemmings blazed over an opportunity when an unmarked in the six-yard box, and the U’s made County pay almost immediately.
A deep corner to the back post was headed down and in by second-half substitute Corr to mark mass celebrations at the Abbey.