Lets begin by saying: We know it’s only the EFL Trophy. We know the result was technically a draw. We know both sides put out second string teams. We know all this, and it’s likely you do too, but for the first time in a long time, we’ve beaten B*ro, and even if it doesn’t mean jack shit in the scheme of things, let’s revel in it just for a while.
The EFL’s dreadful attempt to kickstart a dying competition has for the past few seasons seen them manufacture artificial derby games, with the kind of draw rigging Donald Trump would be proud of. For us, this means Peterb*ro, and the resurgence of a rivalry that hasn’t produced a league meeting since 2001. You have to go back to 1998 to find our last victory over that lot, Michael Kyd’s long range effort is shared below for your viewing pleasure.
United put out a much changed line up, with Callum Burton starting in goal, alongside the lesser seen faces of Leon Davies, Tom Knowles, and Andy Dallas. Ben Worman and Joe Neal were both recalled from loans to take their spots on the bench, alongside 15 year old Kai Yearn.
You haven’t come here to read a comprehensive report of the game so we’ll spare you that, but P*sh scored first, and Ben Worman came off the bench to equalise four minutes from time. The game went to penalties and Callum Burton saved three of them, including the must-score attempt from B*ro’s £2,000,000 signing Mo Eisa. LOL. Harrison Dunk, Andy Dallas and Tom Knowles were all on target for the U’s.
Both teams qualify for the knockout stages of a competition we’ll hopefully never see again, and United re-assert themselves as the Pride of Cambridgeshire.
Man of the Match: It’s got to be Callum Burton really hasn’t it? Three penalty saves.
Soundtrack of the Match:
United: Burton, Davies, Cundy, Darling, Dunk, Knowles, May, Boateng (Worman), El Mizouni, Dallas, Knibbs (Neal)