United bid to bounce back from cup heartbreak

PUBLISHED: 17:32 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:21 04 May 2010

AT THE ABBEY with MATT GOODING Despite putting up a battling ­performance, Cambridge United went out of the FA Cup 2-1 at ­Wolverhampton Wanderers. An 87th minute goal from Wolves defender Neill Collins won the match for the Championship side, denying Uni

AT THE ABBEY with MATT GOODING

Despite putting up a battling ­performance, Cambridge United went out of the FA Cup 2-1 at ­Wolverhampton Wanderers.

An 87th minute goal from Wolves defender Neill Collins won the match for the Championship side, denying United the replay their overall play deserved.

Manager Jimmy Quinn employed an unorthodox 3-6-1 formation in an attempt to stifle Wolves' attack, but the U's created several chances themselves in an even first half.

Mark Convery saw one effort cleared off the line, and another saved by home keeper Wayne ­Hennessey, before he created the goal which gave United a shock lead.

Convery's cross was blocked by the arm of Collins, and Scott Rendell kept his nerve to put away the ­resulting penalty.

Wolves laid siege to the United goal in the second period, with Danny Potter making a string of good saves.

He was finally beaten by Wolves sub Michael Kightly, who volleyed home a cross from Matthew Jarvis.

Kightly then turned provider, ­delivering a free kick which Collins headed in to break the hearts of around 4,000 travelling fans who had made the trip to Molineux.

United's home game against ­Altrincham on January 26 has been designated a Junior South Stand Initiative match.

Members of the Junior U's ­supporters club will be able to attend the match free of charge, and can also request free tickets for up to three friends.

Application forms have been sent out to all Junior U's members. For further information on the scheme, email Marvin the Moose on marvin@cambridge-united.co.uk.

This weekend, United have another meeting with Histon to look forward to.

The two teams face off at the Glassworld Stadium in the FA Trophy second round, with the U's out for revenge following their 1-0 New Year's Day defeat at the hands of the Stutes.

The match, which is all-ticket, kicks off at 3pm.

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