Cambridge United were humbled at home last night as League Two’s most ambitious side, Salford City, rolled them over by four goals to nil.
It was a horrible night for the Us, who have now won just twice in their last 17 games in all competitions. They’ve lost five of the last six and are 18th, ten points clear of bottom team Stevenage.
Adam Rooney scored twice for the visitors, who have spent big this transfer window, while Ashley Hunter and Ibou Touray were also on target as the Salford secured their biggest win in the Football League.
It could have been much different had Cambridge taken their opening chance; Paul Lewis missed with a header in the 29th minute and Salford took the lead three minutes later with their first chance. Former Lincoln City winger Bruno Andrade got in behind the defence and crossing for Rooney, who fired home.
Rooney netted his second from the penalty spot in the second half after Greg Taylor tripped Brandon Thomas-Asante, and within ten minutes of the second period starting, Liam Hogan’s ball into the box dropped to Hunter to finish coolly.
Touray’s ambitious ball beat Dimitar Mitov at his near post two minutes from time to compound Cambridge’s misery and their fans are not happy. They reacted angrily on Twitter, seemingly wishing it was their manager who had been sacked today and not Scunthorpe United’s.
Next tweet “Cambridge United have parted ways with Calderwood, thanks for the memories Colin”
— GC (@gavincook_66) January 28, 2020
Is that the monotone boring interview memories? Coz he ain’t done jack shit with regards to the on the field off play
— Lee Chapman (@Lee_Chapman84) January 28, 2020
Tonight man of the match was the guy who’s was cooking burgers in the abbey grill they said never seen someone sweat that much this season
— Wayne Lockwood (@lockwood_wayne) January 28, 2020
Everyone will be baying for CC's blood but the biggest problem is the whole first-team structure of the Club. The likes of Strang (especially!), Bonner and Walker should all go with CC, and we need to restructure from scratch, otherwise the merry-go-round of dross will continue.
— Chris Vessey ?? (@ChrisVesseyCUFC) January 28, 2020
— Adam Kennedy (@adam_kennedy11) January 28, 2020
Fully expecting a club statement
— Scott McGeorge (@Scotty_mc10) January 28, 2020
That was horrendous, nothing more to say, club statement tomorrow morning please xxx
— Josh Cornwell (@JoshCornwell9) January 28, 2020