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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • George Maris (62')

George Maris strike enough for Cambridge

George Maris scored the only goal of the game as Cambridge claimed a 1-0 win against struggling Barnet.
Jevani Brown's quick feet on the edge of the box allowed him to play in Maris, who calmly slotted beyond substitute goalkeeper Craig Ross in the 62nd minute.
The U's had gone closest early on, with Ade Azeez firing straight at Jamie Stephens and Greg Taylor shooting fractionally wide after a set piece was not cleared.
Barnet should have broken the deadlock six minutes before half-time but John Akinde could only lift the ball over the crossbar when through on goal.
In the final moments of the half Azeez wasted a golden chance when he pounced on a poor back-pass but could only fire straight at substitute keeper Craig Ross.
Seven minutes after the interval Brown could only head straight at Ross from close range following David Amoo's cross, but he made amends by creating the goal for Maris.

Looking for an equaliser, Barnet striker Simeon Akinola forced David Forde into a good save 20 minutes from the end following Akinde's pass.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 33 +21 63
2 Exeter City 33 +14 63
3 Crewe Alexandra 33 +20 61
4 Plymouth Argyle 33 +17 61
5 Cheltenham Town 32 +21 54
6 Port Vale 34 +6 54
7 Colchester United 34 +13 52
8 Northampton Town 33 +11 52
9 Bradford City 34 +6 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 34 +2 46
11 Salford City 34 0 44
12 Cambridge United 34 -6 44
13 Walsall 34 -11 43
14 Crawley Town 34 -1 41
15 Grimsby Town 32 -2 41
16 Newport County 31 0 40
17 Leyton Orient 34 -9 38
18 Oldham Athletic 34 -15 37
19 Scunthorpe United 33 -9 36
20 Mansfield Town 34 -7 35
21 Carlisle United 33 -17 35
22 Macclesfield Town 34 -8 30
23 Morecambe 34 -24 30
24 Stevenage 34 -22 22