Cambridge United make it four wins out of four
PUBLISHED: 23:35 04 October 2016 | UPDATED: 23:35 04 October 2016
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Boro beaten in Checkatrade Trophy
Cambridge United kept on the winning trail by beating Middlesbrough 2-1 in the Checkatrade Trophy at the Cambs Glass Stadium.
It was a comprehensive performance from Shaun Derry’s men as they dictated play from the off against the Premier League side’s under-23 team.
After Joe Pigott and James Dunne had gone close, Uche Ikpeazu opened the scoring after using his strength to get into the area to fire a low show beneath Boro keeper Joe Fryer.
United remained on top but Boro levelled matters when Marcus Tavernier burst into the box and cut inside on his right foot to bend a shot past keeper Will Norris.
It remained 1-1 at half time, but 10 minutes into the second period, a ball into the box by Max Clark saw Fryer come to claim at the edge of his area, but the unfortunate Matty Elsdon got their first and in trying to cushion a header back to his keeper sent the ball into an empty net.
United continued to dominate territory and possession without being able to add to their score, and it was Josh Coulson who went closest, being denied twice in quick succession by Fryer.
But United were worthy victors as they claimed their fourth win in a row to also seal their progress into the next stage of the competition.