Match 49
12 April 2003.
Cambridge United (a)

Cambridge United 2 Exeter City 1.

Saturday 12 April 2003.

Referee: M Cooper

Att: 5218

BBC Match report –

Youngster John Turner scored a sensational stoppage-time winner on his league debut to seal a home win over Exeter which kept Cambridge United's play-off hopes alive.

The 17-year-old, sent on as a 76th-minute substitute, ran onto a long kick from goalkeeper Shaun Marshall before controlling the ball and hammering it past goalkeeper Kevin Miller.

The match had started so well for Gary Peters` relegation battlers when Cambridge defender Izzy Iriekpen diverted James Coppinger's cross into his own net after 24 seconds.

Iriekpen had a header cleared off the line by Andy Roscoe in the 10th minute as he tried to make amends, and Cambridge eventually levelled in the 69th minute.

Skipper Paul Wanless scored from the penalty spot after Dave Kitson had been brought down by Chris Todd.

Cambridge: Marshall, Tann, Goodhind, Iriekpen, Angus, Riza, Wanless, Fleming, Guttridge, Kitson, Chillingworth. Subs: Brennan, Murray, Nacca, Turner, Theobald.

Exeter: Miller, Hiley, Todd, Baker, Roscoe, Sheldon, Ampadu, Walker, Pettefer, Flack, Coppinger. Subs: Fraser, Cronin, Devine, McConnell, Breslan.

Referee: M Cooper (West Midlands)



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