Cambridge United

Local derby matches between the Lilywhites and Cambridge United have always been hard fought affairs. None such more than the 2nd Leg of the Cambs Professional Cup om 1968, which had to be abandoned after 70 minutes when fighting broke out. Matches between the two clubs go back to 1933 when the Lilywhites were known as Cambridge Town and Cambridge United were known as Abbey United. 

Cambridge United were founded in 1912 as Abbey United and have played at the Abbey Stadium on Newmarket Road since 1932. They had began live playing on Stourbridge Common before moving to a ground a little further along the Newmarket Road from the Abbey Stadium. This ground was often referred to as 'the celery trenches' because of its uneven playing surface that was not really suitable to play Cambs League football on and ss a result of this they were forced to abandon this ground and look for a new home, the Abbey Stadium. In the meantime they had to play on Parker's Piece. They remained known as Abbey United until become Cambridge United in 1952.


East Anglian League

2.10.1943             Cambridge Town 4 - 2 Abbey United                                                                                                             Goals for the Lilywhites were scored by Ferguson, Barnard and Jose Gallego.

2.12.1944               Cambridge Town 2 - 1 Abbey United                                                                                                                 Parr and Taylor scored for the Lilywhites.


Southern League South-East (NL 1)

16.12.1958               Cambridge City 1 - 1 Cambridge United                                                                                                           Joe Hooley, who had been signed from Wisbech, scored for the Lilywhites on his debut.

27.12.1958               Cambridge United 0 - 4 Cambridge City                                                                                                     Goals or the Lilywhites were scored by Hooley (2), Nicholson and Hamish McNeil.


Southern League Premier (NL 1)

16.4.1962                   Cambridge United 1 - 2 Cambridge City

20.4.1962                    Cambridge City 1 - 2 Cambridge United

29.9.1962                    Cambridge United 1 - 2 Cambridge City

4.4.1963                    Cambridge City 2 - 1 Cambridge United                                                                                           Cambridge City team: Heath, Suddards, Cruickshank, Salt, Craig, Pearce, Benning, Derrick, Wilson, Moore and Devine. Scorers for the Lilywhites were Albert Derrick and Tommy Wilson. With both teams battling out for the South League title this time was even more important. The Lilywhites went in front when a missed placed back pass for United's centre half, Fred Howell, was pounced upon by Derrick who duly beat the U's goalkeeper, Rodney Slack. The scorers were level at half-time after Sharkey equalished for United. The result look set for a draw before in the 84th Tommy Wilson scored for the Lilywhites from a cross by Willie Devine.

1.10.1963                 Cambridge City 2 - 2 Cambridge United                                                                                             Cambridge City team: Heath, Suddards, Pickup, Salt, Craig, Morallley, Benning, Banks, Wilson, Moore and Derrick. 


Eastern Professional Floodlight League


7.3.1967                     Cambridge City v Cambridge United


Addenbrooke's Hospital Cup

9.3.1988                     Cambridge City 2 - 2 Cambridge United                                                                                                           The Lilywhites win 3 - 2 on penalties.

5.8.1989                     Cambridge City 0 - 2 Cambridge United                                         Final

3.8.1990                     Cambridge City 1 - 3 Cambridge United                                         Final


Cambs Invitation Cup

1.5.1952                      Cambridge City 0 - 2 Cambridge United                                       Final                                                   First match after both clubs had changed their names. It was also the first time that the Lilywhites had lost a competitive match to their neighbours.

20.3.1954                    Cambridge United 2 - 1 Cambridge City                                      Semi Final                                      Goalscorer for the Lilywhites was Wilderspin.

20.4.1956                    Cambridge City 0 - 1 Cambridge United                                      Final

19.10.1957                  Cambridge United 4 - 1 Cambridge City                                      First Round                                              The scorer for the Lilywhites was Coward.


Cambs Professional Cup

25.10.1958                 Cambridge United 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                      Semi Final Round                                   Trailing after a goal by Brian Moore in the 25th minute, Roy Keeble equalished for the with twenty minutes to go.

12.3.1959                    Cambridge City 1 - 2 Cambridge United                                     Semi Final Replay                        Reece Nicholson scored for the Lilywhites.

1959/60                        Cambridge City 0 - 1 Cambridge United

3.4.1961                      Cambridge City 1 - 0 Cambridge United                                         Final (1st Leg)                          Cambridge City team: Brendon Stretton, Jeff Suddards, G White, Ted Tarrant, Jim Bone, Roy Fergy, Jimmy Gaynor, Brian Moore, Derek Weddle, Roy Smith and Colin Flatt

4.1961                         Cambridge United 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                          Final (2nd leg)                                 Colin Flatt scored for the Lilywhites as they win the Cambs Professional Cup for the first time.

23.4.1962                    Cambridge City 3 - 0 Cambridge United                                        Final 1st Leg

9.3.1962                       Cambridge United 2 - 0 Cambridge City                                        Final 2nd Leg                                   The Lilywhites retain the Cambs Professional Cup on an aggregate score of 3 - 2.

The Lilywhites captain, Jeff Studdards, receiving the Cambs Professional Cup.

9.10.1962                         Cambridge City 5 - 1 Cambridge United                                                                                              Alan Banks scored a hat-trick for the Lilywhites with the other two goals coming from ex United man, Brian Moore and from Mike Benning.     

21.9.1963                  Cambridge United 5 - 0 Cambridge City                                                 Final (1st Leg)

6.10.1964                  Cambridge City 1 - 3 Cambridge United

3.11.1971                  Cambridge United v Cambridge City                                               Final 1st Leg                                  Played at the Abbey Stadium, the match was abandoned with the score at 2 nil to the U's after fighting broke out. It had all kicked off following a fierce tackle by the Lilywhites Mel Slack on Peter Phillips which resulted in a 'free for all' involving most of the players. The referee, D Hutchinson, then sent off Mel Slack and booked Peter Phillips but was unable to calm down the players. As fighting had now spread to the terraces, he led the players from the field for them not to return. The match was then abandoned with the result given to the U's.

2.5.1972                     Cambridge City 1 - 2 Cambridge United                                        Final 2nd Leg                                   Baillie scored for the Lilywhites as Cambridge United win the 1971/72 Cambs Professional Cup 4-1 on aggregate.

10.8.1996                 Cambridge City 2 - 1 Cambridge United                                         Final

10.3.1975             Cambridge United 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                                                                                               Alan Gane scored the only goal of the game for the Lilywhites.

17.9.1997             Cambridge City 0 - 2 Cambridge United                                                                                                          Cambridge City team: Dan Kelly, Andy Jeffrey, Richard Chattoe, Kevin Ellis, Andy Taylor, Michael Cheetham, Simon Ullathorne, Neil Harris, Andy Pincher and Neil Cogger. Subs used by the Lilywhites were Roscoe Hipperson for Ellis, Aron Rutter for Jeffrey and Steve Gawthrop for Cheetham.


East Anglian Cup

15.3.1960                   Cambridge City 2 - 0 Cambridge United                                                                                                       Cambridge City team: Wilson, Suddards. Gilchrist, Tarrant, Bone, Fergy, Gaynor, Nicholson, Weddle, Smith and Robonson. 


F.A. Amateur Cup

7.10.1933                  Cambridge Town 9 - 1 Abbey United                                              1st Qualifying Round                     Cambridge Town team: F Clements, A C Richardson, A R Geary, C Culpin, George Dean, Len Wordingham, H Hard, Sid Melling. Len Hard. Frrank Ridgeon and H Barker. Goal scorers for the Lilywhites in their very first meeting with the U's were Len Hard, Sid Melling and Frank Ridgeon, all of whom scored a hat-trick. 


F.A. Cup

1.10.1938                   Cambridge Town 3 - 0 Abbey United                                               1st Qualifying Round                     Goals for the Lilywhites were scored by Rowe, Dean and Lingwood.

22.9.1944                    Abbey United 0 - 8 Cambridge Town                                              1st Qualifying Round                      Hat-tricks by Gallego and Taylor plus a goal apiece by Barnard and Ferris saw the Lilywhites thrash the U's on their fist visit to the Abbey Stadium.

10.10.1953                  Cambridge City 1 - 3 Cambridge United                                        2nd Qualifying Round                 Dunkley scored for the Lilywhites.

29.9.1958                     Cambridge United 2 - 1 Cambridge City                                       1st Qualifying Round                        Roy Keeble scored for the Lilywhites, while Barry King was making his Lilywhites debut having just joined from Chelsea.

10.1959                         Cambridge United 0 - 1 Cambridge City                                       3rd Qualifying Round

8.10.1960                      Cambridge United 1 - 1 Cambridge City                                       3rd Qualifying Round                    The Lilywhites gained a replay with a goal in the dying moments from Roy Smith having trailed since Phil Hayes scored for the U's in the 2nd minute.

13.10.1960                    Cambridge City 1 - 1 Cambridge United                                       3rd Qualifying Round Replay   Again the Lilywhites were heading for defeat before in the 86th minute Derek Weddle scored after the U's goalkeeper fumbled a back pass. This meant a second replay also at Milton Road.

17.10.1960                     Cambridge City 1 - 2 Cambridge United                                      3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Replay   This time it was the Lilywhites who went in front early one, thanks to a goal by Roy Smith, but two goals for he U's by Sam McCory and Phil Hayes, saw them progress through to the next round.

17.9.1966                    Cambridge City 1 - 0 Cambridge United                                        2nd Qualifying Round


Mollie Runham Memorial Cup

22.71996                   Cambridge City 1 - 0 Cambride United                                           Final


Southern League Cup

22.11.1958              Cambridge City 2 - 1 Cambridge United                                              First Round                               Cambridge City team: Gordon Bradley, H Crane, Bobby Gilchrist, Ted Tarrant, Jack Bone, Jack White, Barry King, Reece Nicholson, Roy Keeble, Jimmy Sheavills and Jimmy Gaynor.                                                                                              Cambridge United team: Jones, Campbell, Crane, Howell, Handscombe, Brian Moore, Roy Hamblett, Bull, Robinson and Barry.                                                                                                                                                                                              Player-manager, Jack White scored both of the goals for the Lilywhites. Sandwiched between them was a goal scored for Cambridge United by Roy Hamblett, who had signed for them from Liverpool just 60 minutes before kick-off.

5.9.1960                   Cambridge United 2 - 0 Cambridge City                                              2nd Qualifying Round

30.8.1960                  Cambridge City 2 - 0 Cambridge United                                               1st Qualifying Round (1st Leg)     The Lilywhites won thanks to goals by Ted Tarrant and ex Cambridge United player, Eddie Robinson.

5.9.1960                     Cambridge United 2 - 0 Cambridge City                                               1st Qualifying Round (2nd Leg)

16.10.1962                Cambridge City 1 - 1 Cambridge United                                                2nd Round                                  Alan Banks scored for the Lilywhites and also missed a penalty

1.11.1962                   Cambridge United 1 - 2 Cambridge City                                                2nd Round Replay                       A Goal from Alan Banks and an own goal knocked the holders, Cambridge United, out of the cup.


Friendly Matches

11.12.1943                Cambridge Town 2 - 7 Abbey United                                                                                                          Udal and Gallego scored for the Lilywhites.

16.12.1944                Cambridge Town 4 - 0 Abbey United                                                                                                          Jose Gallego scored two of the Lilywhites goals with Barnard and Taylor scoring a goal a piece.

26.12.1944                 Cambridge Town 7 - 0 Abbey United                                                                                                   Scorers for the Lilywhites were Marsh (4), Barnard (2) and Rose.

3.8.1991                     Cambridge City 0 - 1 Cambridge United                                          

31.7.1993                   Cambridge City 1 - 1 Cambridge United        

                                 

30.7.1994                   Cambridge City 0 - 3 Cambridge United                                                                                              Cambridge City team: Kevin Murray, Graham Rettalick, Keith Lockhart, Colin Vowden, Andy Beattie, John McLean, Michael Cook, Nigel Foster, Paul Wilkin.

5.8.1997                     Cambridge City 1 - 1 Cambridge United                                          

16.7.1999                   Cambridge City 0 - 4 Cambridge United                                            

21.7.2001                    Cambridge City 0 - 1 Cambridge United

18.7.2002                    Cambridge City 2 - 1 Cambridge United

18.7.2003                     Cambridge City 0 - 0 Cambridge United

13.7.2004                     Cambridge City 1 - 3 Cambridge United

26.7.2006                     Cambridge City 0 - 2 Cambridge United

28.7.2007                     Cambridge City 3 - 3 Cambridge United

15.7.2008                     Cambridge City 1 - 1 Cambridge United

11.7.2009                     Cambridge City 2 - 2 Cambridge United

29.7.2010                      Cambridge City v Cambridge United


Other Matches

23.3.1961                    Cambridge City 7 - 2 Cambridge United                                                                                                      Testimonial match for Jack White. who's contract as the Lilywhites manager had not been renewed. He was to remain at Milton Road for the rest of the season as a player, with Oscar Hold taking over the manager's role.

17.7.1998                    Cambridge City 1 - 6 Cambridge United                                                                                              Testimonial Match for Steve Gawthrop and Keith Lockhart.