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Green Numbers at the Abbey Stadium

6 December 2019

Overall summary: P 11 W 2 D 4 L 5 F 10 A 17

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 First time: Tony Waiters’s Argyle lost 1-3 at the Abbey Stadium on Wednesday, May 1, 1974 in our final away game of the season. Paul Mariner was our scorer. Already relegated United were playing their final match of a disappointing season.

Last time: Antoni Sarcevic scored on his full debut for the Greens as we won 1-0 on Saturday, February 4, 2017. This represents our only clean sheet at the Abbey Stadium in the EFL.

Biggest win: Chris Billy, Richard Logan and Ian Baird scored for Neil Warnock’s team in a 3-2 win over United on Saturday, March 9, 1996. This was our first ever EFL win in Cambridge.

Heaviest defeat: The U’s beat us 3-0 on February 11, 1978 in what turned out to be Mike Kelly’s last game in the Home Park hot seat. The defeat left the Pilgrims deep in relegation trouble at the bottom of Division Three.

Most goals in a single game: Five in Argyle’s 3-2 win in March 1996.

Further interesting facts: When Cambridge beat us 2-0 at the Abbey Stadium on November 2, 1993, they included three future Pilgrims in their line-up: Gary Clayton, Carlo Corazzin and Mick Heathcote. Their second choice ‘keeper that season was another future Green, Jon Sheffield.

United’s first EFL game following their nine-year exile in the Conference saw them beat us 1-0 at the Abbey Stadium on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Another future Pilgrim, Ryan Donaldson, provided the assist for Cambridge’s winner against John Sheridan’s Argyle.

Derek Adams is the only Argyle manager to have taken charge of the Pilgrims on more than one occasion in the EFL at Cambridge. He was undefeated with one draw (2-2 in April 2016) and one win (1-0 in February 2017). Yet another future Green, Jimmy Spencer, scored United’s second in the 2016 match.


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