League Two round-up: U’s unbeaten run ended, while O’s triumph on the road

Cambridge United 2-1 Colchester United

John McGreal’s U’s automatic promotion hopes suffered a setback as struggling Cambridge – who sacked Colin Calderwood in midweek – sprung one of the surprises of the weekend – staging a late comeback to clinch maximum points.

The U’s appeared to be cantering to a routine away win – thus extending their near four-month unbeaten run – when Luke Norris nodded home midway through the second half.

But Cambridge levelled on 85 minutes, courtesy of Andrew Dallas before Harry Knibbs completed an amazing turnaround barely a minute later.

Stevenage 0-3 Leyton Orient

Ross Embleton’s East Londoners made it two wins in the space seven days after a thrilling win at bottom club, Stevenage.

A Ruel Sotiriou double sandwiched new loan signing, Ossueynou Cissé’s fine effort, early in the second half.

This is a massive three points for the O’s – their fifth triumph on the road this season – and thereby eases any lingering relegation fears – now leaving them a comfortable twelve points above the sole relegation spot – cutting Boro four points adrift of Orient’s next visitors – Macclesfield Town – this coming Saturday – at the Breyer Group Stadium (3pm).


Rowland Lyons

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