Cambridge United held to draw by Accrington Stanley

PUBLISHED: 07:05 15 November 2017

Cambridge United v Accrington - Cambridge United Football Club Shop, The Cambs Glass Stadium, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, Jabo Ibehre . Picture: Keith Heppell

Cambridge United v Accrington - Cambridge United Football Club Shop, The Cambs Glass Stadium, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, Jabo Ibehre . Picture: Keith Heppell

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And Cambridge City also have to settle for a point

Cambridge United v Accrington - Cambridge United Football Club Shop, The Cambs Glass Stadium, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, Jabo Ibehre . Picture: Keith HeppellCambridge United v Accrington - Cambridge United Football Club Shop, The Cambs Glass Stadium, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, Jabo Ibehre . Picture: Keith Heppell

Cambridge United stretched their unbeaten run in Sky Bet League Two to five games with a 0-0 draw against second-placed Accrington Stanley last Saturday.

Uche Ikpeazu went closest for the U’s in the first half, drilling a shot at goal that was palmed away by Accrington keeper Aaron Chapman.

After the break, Billy Kee smashed an effort off the underside of the for Accrington, and U’s keeper David Forde had to deny Kee from close range.

United’s best chance of the second half was a far post header from Ibehre that Chapman was equal to.

Cambridge United v Accrington - Cambridge United Football Club Shop, The Cambs Glass Stadium, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, Jabo Ibehre . Picture: Keith HeppellCambridge United v Accrington - Cambridge United Football Club Shop, The Cambs Glass Stadium, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, Jabo Ibehre . Picture: Keith Heppell

United are away to Luton this Saturday (November 18).

Meanwhile, Cambridge City also had to make do with a point, but in a very different game in Evo-Stik League, South East Division.

They made the trip to Marlow and twice took the lead through Ryan Sharman, in the ninth and 40th minutes, but first Jahson Downes and then former City player Allen Bossman equalised.

Jordan Brown struck in the 82nd minute to give Marlow the lead, but Sharman was brought down in the area in the last minute, and then secord the penalty himself to complete his hat-trick and earn City a point with a 3-3 draw.

City won 5-0 against West Wratting on Monday night in the in the Cambs Invitation Cup. They are away to Hartley Wintney this Saturday.

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