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Cambridge United Clinch First Win Under Monk at Barnsley

Cambridge United attained a decisive 2-0 victory over Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium on Good Friday, rekindling their aspirations for League One survival under the guidance of their newly appointed head coach, Garry Monk.

An own goal conceded by Barnsley defender De Gevigney in the early minutes of the match gifted Cambridge United the advantage.

Substitute Ahadme secured the triumph with a powerful header in the closing stages of the encounter, following a well-executed free kick by Danny Andrew.

This victory marks Monk's inaugural win since assuming the managerial position at Cambridge United.

The triumph also retains control of their destiny as they strive to prevent relegation from League One.

Monk implemented a strategic 5-at-the-back formation for the match, featuring Mamadou Jobe making his full league debut alongside Ryan Bennett and Andrew in central defense.

Will Mannion and Sullay Kaikai were also introduced into the starting lineup.

The victory comes after a series of defeats for Cambridge United, including a 4-0 thrashing by Reading and a disheartening 6-0 defeat against Lincoln City.

With seven games remaining in the season, Cambridge United aims to capitalize on this momentum and secure their position in League One.


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