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Sam Jones strikes to send Cambridge United to defeat against Cheltenham Town

By CambridgeIndependent Reporter

George Maris went close for Cambridge United against Cheltenham Town.
George Maris went close for Cambridge United against Cheltenham Town.

Defeat for U's at the Abbey

Sam Jones’ second-half goal saw Cheltenham Town execute the perfect smash-and-grab raid on Cambridge United in Sky Bet League Two.

The strike, in the 66th minute, was one of only a few meaningful attacks from the visitors, and resulted in them securing a 1-0 win at the Abbey Stadium.

The U’s dominated proceedings, taking control of possession to dominate play for the opening 45 minutes.

Their best chance in the first half came in the 18th minute as good work by George Maris led to him setting up Ade Azeez, but the striker’s shot was closed down by Cheltenham keeper Scott Flinders.

Maris went close minutes before half time, but his long-range effort was just over.

After the break, Jevani Brown was thwarted by Flinders and substitute David Amoo fired the rebound wide.

The decisive goal came after the U’s were caught out in defence, with keeper David Forde doing well to save the initial shot, but Jones on hand to slot home the rebound.

United pressed for an equaliser to no avail, and will be looking to bounce back when they travel to Stevenage this Saturday (September 1).


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