01 April 2024

Cambridge secure back-to-back victories with win against Wigan

01 April 2024

Gassan Ahadme scored twice as Cambridge made it back-to-back victories with a 3-1 win against Wigan.

The U’s went in front from their first attack in the 11th minute. James Brophy provided a perfect low delivery for the left and Ahadme marked his first start of 2024 with a sweeping finish into the far corner.

Wigan were given a huge chance to draw level 10 minutes before the break when Jordan Cousins pulled Josh Magennis down in the box, only for Magennis to see his penalty saved by Will Mannion diving to his right.

Instead it was Cambridge who scored next 12 minutes after half-time. Sullay Kaikai found space on the left and produced a fine delivery which was nodded home by Ahadme.

Wigan reduced the deficit after 65 minutes when Martial Godo ran clear following Scott Smith’s ball through the middle and fired beyond Mannion.

Any hopes of a Latics comeback were ended seven minutes from time when Danny Andrew sent a superb free-kick past Sam Tickle from 30 yards.

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