CAMBRIDGE. Charlton Athletic beat Cambridge United to win 2-1. It was Charlton Athletic to strike first with a goal of Miles Leaburn at the 14′. Then Jesurun Rak-Sakyi scored again for Charlton Athletic in the 28′ minute. Eventually, Lloyd Jones reduced the distance for Cambridge United (72′). Finally, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Charlton Athletic capitalized on its superior ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Abbey Stadium stadium in Cambridge on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Marc Edwards who had the assistance of Marc Wilson and David Harrison. The 4th official was Leigh Crowhurst. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was freezing at -3 degrees Celsius or 26.55 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 79%.
- 45 Ball Possession 55
- 10 Total 9
- 4 On Target 4
- 3 Off Target 4
- 3 Shots blocked 1
- 110 Attack 104
- 51 Dangerous attack 32
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 8 Corners 4
- 3 Off Sides 4
- 8 Total 7
- 2 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 5
Charlton Athletic had a strong ball possession 56% while Cambridge United was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Cambridge United was putting more pressure with 51 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 4 were on target. Nevertheless, Charlton Athletic found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Cambridge United shot 10 times, 4 on target, 3 off target. Regarding the opposition, Charlton Athletic shot 9 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.
Cambridge United received 2 yellow cards (Ryan Bennett and Steve Seddon). On the opposite side, Charlton Athletic didn’t receive any yellow card.
After playing this contest, Cambridge United will stay with 30 points to hold in the 23rd place. On the other side, Charlton Athletic will have 48 points to sit in the 11th place.
In the next match in the League One, Cambridge United will host Forest Green Rovers on the 6th of May with a 11-5 head to head stats in favor of Forest Green Rovers (10 draws).
Charlton Athletic will play away agasint Cheltenham Town on the 6th of May with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Cheltenham Town (1 draw).
Cambridge United – Formation
Cambridge United started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Mark Bonner decided to play with the following team: Dimitar Mitov, Michael Morrison, Ryan Bennett, Lloyd Jones, L. Bennett, Paul Digby, James Brophy, Jack Lankester, Joe Ironside, Harvey Knibbs and Sam Smith.
The home team had on the bench: Kai Yearn, William Mannion, Shilow Tracey, Harrison Dunk, Steve Seddon, George Benjamin Williams and Ben Worman.
Cambridge United made 4 changes: Michael Morrison for Steve Seddon (46′), Sam Smith for Shilow Tracey (46′), Harvey Knibbs for Ben Worman (46′) and James Brophy for George Williams (89′).
Charlton Athletic – Formation
Charlton Athletic started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Dean Holden played with: Michael Hector, Ryan Inniss, Terell Thomas, George Dobson, Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Scott Fraser, Sean Clare, Albie Morgan, Jesuran Rak-Sakyi, Tyreece Campbell and Miles Leaburn.
These were the players on the bench: Jojo Wollacott, Jack Payne, Aaron Henry, Daniel Kanu, Zeze Steven Sessegnon, Gavin Kilkenny and Macauley Bonne.
Charlton Athletic made 4 changes: T. Thomas for Steven Sessegnon (73′), Albie Morgan for Gavin Kilkenny (74′), T. Campbell for Jack Payne (79′) and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi for Macauley Bonne (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League One.
- Wycombe Wanderers – Barnsley – 0-1
- Port Vale – Burton Albion – 2-3
- Plymouth Argyle – Forest Green Rovers – 2-0
- Morecambe – Oxford United – 1-1
- Lincoln City – Peterborough United – 0-3
- Ipswich Town – Shrewsbury Town – 2-0
- Derby County – Fleetwood Town – 0-2
- Cheltenham Town – Exeter City – 3-1
- Cambridge United – Charlton Athletic – 1-2
- Bristol Rovers – Portsmouth – 0-2
- Accrington Stanley – Milton Keynes Dons – 0-1