Crewe Alexandra were not able to hold the pressure as they lost to a better Cambridge United team in the League Two.

The away victory ensures United are still in the race for the play-offs.

Cambridge lost the match midweek at Accrington but they returned with a bang against Crewe. The U’s top scorer this term Luke Berry scored in the 37th and 72nd minute, grabbing his 18th and 19th goal of the season. Shaun Derry would be excited with the win as they move to the 11th spot on the log. They are still five points from the target – the seventh spot – but they remain hopeful though the season is winding down fast.

The hosts failed to clear the ball after keeper Ben Garratt spilled Harrison Dunk’s header. Berry pounced on the ball, sending it to the far corner for his 18th of the season. Dunk could have doubled the tally when he was gifted with the ball due to a poor clearance from Billy Bingham. Garratt stopped him again.

Crewe levelled proceedings in the 58th minute as a Chris Dagnall cross was diverted by Leon Legge for an own goal. Cambridge came back to win it with Berry scoring a free kick but the visitors finished the game with ten men. Paul Lewis was the culprit; sent off for a poor tackle on Dagnall in added time.

Crewe only just compounded Carlisle’s woes in the last game before being served theirs. They defeated The Cumbrians, who were one man down after Shaun Miller was sent off. George Coopersent a cross that Callum Cooke connected to for the first goal while Jordan Bowery completed the 2-0 rout.

The Cheshire side barely got two shots on target when they faced Cambridge. The results seem them place 17th on the League Two log.