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17 September 2022 Venue Abbey Stadium Attendance

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17 September 2022

Barnsley registered an eye-catching win on their travels this afternoon.

Goals from Devante Cole, Robbie Cundy and James Norwood helped a Reds side to three points despite seeing Liam Kitching sent off and losing goalkeeper Brad Collins to injury in a second half fraught with incident.

After another impeccable minute’s silence observed for Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the Reds kicked off towards the home fans in the North Stand at The Abbey in the Autumn sunshine.

It was the U’s supporters who were nearly celebrating first off though, after Sam Smith had an early sight of goal for the hosts after a cut back from Shilow Tracey found the striker whose effort cannoned back off the post in the 6th minute.

But the Reds rallied, found their feet and took a deserved lead. A pass inside from the right flank by Jordan Williams found Liam Kitching in space on the edge of the area. The centre-back screwed a pass through for Cole who coolly rolled the ball beyond U’s keeper Dimi Mitov and broke the deadlock in Cambridgeshire on 24 minutes.

The home side nearly went into the half level in the dying moments of the first half, after George Williams cut one back for Harvey Knibbs in the area, and at the second bite of the cherry he was able to shoot from close range but couldn’t get a clean connection on the strike, with Brad Collins clutching the ball gratefully, sending the Reds into the break with their lead intact.

HALF TIME: Cambridge 0-1 Barnsley

A reaction would have been top of the agenda for the U’s at half-time and just after the restart they nearly found one. A headed clearance fell to Liam O’Neil on the edge of the area who struck a sweet half volley towards the bottom corner of Brad Collins’ goal, but our ‘keeper was able to push it round the post in real style.

The home side were looking threatening every time they ventured forward, having started to go more direct in an effort to fight back. A ball hooked over the top called on Collins to come and deal with the danger. Our number 40 bravely challenged with Knibbs, coming off worse after the clash. A long stoppage ensued whilst Collins received treatment, with Jamie Searle eventually being introduced as his replacement, thus making his debut for the club.

Kitching had a coming together by the touchline, and received a second booking on 68 minutes after being accused of bringing down a Cambridge man on the attack.
Despite going a man behind, it was the Reds who next worked the ‘keeper. Good link-up play between the strikers allowed Aitchison to drive into the area and unleash a powerful strike, stinging the palms of Mitov.

The pressure from Michael Duff's side continued, despite being a man light. 
The Reds doubled their lead when Josh Benson crossed from the right, with the ball taking a deflection and looping to the back stick. Cundy leapt the highest and sent a looping effort into the top right-hand corner in the 76th minute.

It became 3-0 before the end as sub forward James Norwood finished in style, one-on-one, sending the travelling Reds faithful into raptures.

Barnsley could even have added further goals, with Benson, Williams and Cole having further attempts as the 14 added minutes elapsed.

An impressive performance and a fine result for Duff's men. 

FULL-TIME: Cambridge 0-3 Barnsley

Collins (Searle), Williams, Edwards (Cadden), Cundy, Andersen, Kitching, Kane, Wolfe, Thomas (Benson), Aitchison (Norwood), Cole. 

Unused: McCarthy, Hondermarck, Martin.

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Ticket News


4 September 2022

We have received a total allocation of 1,470 unreserved seating tickets in the South Stand for our fixture at Abbey Stadium on Saturday 17 September, kick-off 3pm.

Tickets will be made available to sale in the following order:

9am Monday 5 September – 22/23 Season Ticket Holders with 125+ Loyalty Points
9am Tuesday 6 September – 22/23 Season Ticket Holders with 110+ Loyalty Points
9am Wednesday 7 September – 22/23 Season Ticket Holders
9am Thursday 8 September – Oakwell Centenary Society Members
9am Friday 9 September – General Sale

All categories are one ticket per qualifying criteria. Season tickets cannot be up or downgraded. The away ticket allocation is for the named season ticket holder only. Once ticket sales are open to general sale no season ticket or membership is required but each ticket must be assigned to the person travelling. All categories are subject to availability.


Adult: £24
Senior Over 64: £18
Armed Forces: £18
Full-Time Student: £18
Young Adult (18-21 years): £18
Juvenile Under 18: £12
Juvenile Under 12: £8
Juvenile Under 5: Free (must be purchased with an adult)


Ambulant disabled supporters and wheelchair users will pay their relevant age-relatedcategory. Carer’s tickets are free of charge.

Official Club Coach Travel departs at 10am priced at £25 per seat. We have a strict no alcohol policy. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18+

The postage deadline for this game is 3pm Wednesday 14 September. Tickets will remain on sale from the Box Office until 12 noon on Friday 16 September, subject to availability.

If you are purchasing away game and cup tickets for other people, you must correctly assign the ticket to each individual for every game even when tickets are on general sale. This will enable us to offer the correct privileges to supporters on occasions when tickets are on restricted sales in a category system. 


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