Adam Cunnington scored the only goal as Cambridge extended their unbeaten start to the season by beating 10-man Hyde.

Cunnington put the U's ahead when he nodded in Ryan Donaldson's free-kick from close range.

Mitch Austin went close to doubling Cambridge's lead after the break when he fired Nathan Arnold's cross wide.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men late on when Liam Tomsett was sent off after being adjudged to have elbowed Cambridge keeper Chris Maxwell.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cambridge United boss Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

Cambridge United boss Richard Money

"It was a hard-fought victory as I knew it would be. They're good with the ball and they tested our organisation. Thankfully it stood firm and we were able to get the goal that mattered.

"Those that gain trophies at the end of the season are the teams that can win when they are not at their best and today was one of those.

"We weren't good enough to get a second goal today - that's the truth. But we were good enough to get the three points. In a month or two we'll forget about the game and think about how many points we picked up here."

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hyde 0-1 Cambridge FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Cunnington 42

    Hyde

    • 01 Carnell
    • 02 Brizell
    • 03 Griffin
    • 04 Haining
    • 21 Blakeman (Poole 29)
    • 06 Tomsett red card
    • 08 Brown yellow card (Hughes 72)
    • 16 Mainwaring
    • 09 Spencer
    • 15 Carlton (Collins 56)
    • 18 Almond

    Substitutes

    • 12 Thurston,
    • 17 Fitzgerald,
    • 07 Poole,
    • 11 Hughes,
    • 10 Collins

    Cambridge Utd

    • 01 Maxwell
    • 03 Taylor
    • 04 Coulson
    • 06 Miller
    • 14 Tait
    • 22 Spillane
    • 07 Donaldson
    • 11 Dunk (Arnold 53)
    • 18 Berry (Roberts 80)
    • 09 Cunnington (Austin 68)
    • 17 Hughes

    Substitutes

    • 13 Norris,
    • 02 Roberts,
    • 16 Austin,
    • 24 Arnold,
    • 15 Pugh
    Ref: TonerAtt: 766
    HYDE
    CAMBRIDGE

    Possession

    • Hyde 54%
    • Cambridge 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Hyde 4
    • Cambridge 3

    Attempts off target

    • Hyde 9
    • Cambridge 5

    Corners

    • Hyde 4
    • Cambridge 1

    Fouls

    • Hyde 8
    • Cambridge 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:37 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+2:50 Liam Hughes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Carnell takes the free kick. David Poole takes a shot.
    • 90:00+2:20 Sent off
    • 90:00+2:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Tomsett on Chris Maxwell. Liam Tomsett is sent off. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.
    • 85:00 Shot by Tom Collins went wide right of the post.
    • 83:45 Connor Hughes takes a shot. Chris Maxwell catches the ball.
    • 82:53 Adam Griffin takes a weak shot and went wide left of the goal.
    • 79:01 Substitution Kevin Roberts comes on in place of Luke Berry.
    • 77:14 The referee blows for offside against Mitch Austin. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:27 David Poole concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Donaldson. Free kick taken by Greg Taylor.
    • 73:03 Corner taken by Adam Griffin from the right by-line. Clearance made by Ryan Donaldson.
    • 72:25 Shot by Mitch Austin missed to the left of the net.
    • 71:28 Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.
    • 71:28 Substitution Connor Hughes replaces Alex Brown.
    • 71:28 Unfair challenge on Ryan Donaldson by Tom Collins results in a free kick.
    • 70:40 Tom Collins takes a shot. Chris Maxwell safely holds on.
    • 69:57 The referee blows for offside. Will Haining takes the free kick.
    • 69:27 Liam Tomsett has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
    • 67:34 Substitution Mitch Austin is brought on as a substitute for Adam Cunnington.
    • 67:20 Michael Spillane takes a shot.
    • 64:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Hughes on Liam Tomsett. Free kick taken by Adam Griffin.
    • 56:08 Scott Spencer fouled by Ian Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Griffin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:29 Substitution Tom Collins is brought on as a substitute for Danny Carlton.
    • 55:29 Luke Berry takes a weak shot and went wide right of the target.
    • 54:54 Booking
    • 54:35 Alex Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Spillane. Alex Brown receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Donaldson takes the free kick.
    • 52:01 Substitution Nathan Arnold on for Harrison Dunk.
    • 50:42 Corner taken by Adam Griffin from the left by-line. Header by Danny Carlton misses right.
    • 49:01 Short corner taken by Adam Griffin from the left by-line. Liam Tomsett takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
    • 48:08 Alex Brown fouled by Greg Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Adam Griffin. Chris Maxwell turns it away with a finger tip save.
    • 46:31 Scott Spencer takes a shot. Chris Maxwell safely holds on.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:08 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+0:12 Adam Cunnington challenges Adam Griffin unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Carnell takes the free kick.
    • 41:44 Assist on the goal came from Ryan Donaldson.
    • 41:44 GOAL - Adam CunningtonHyde 0 - 1 Cambridge Utd Adam Cunnington scores a headed goal. Hyde 0-1 Cambridge Utd.
    • 40:52 Foul by Danny Carlton on Ryan Donaldson, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Ryan Donaldson.
    • 39:53 Corner taken by Ryan Donaldson. Luke Berry takes a shot. David Carnell parries the effort to safety.
    • 37:09 Adam Cunnington fouled by Matty Mainwaring, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Maxwell takes the free kick.
    • 36:41 Ian Miller challenges Danny Carlton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Griffin takes the free kick.
    • 34:51 Adam Cunnington is caught offside. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:02 Ryan Donaldson challenges Matty Mainwaring unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:41 Louis Almond takes a shot. Chris Maxwell catches the ball.
    • 32:00 David Poole takes a shot. Blocked by Greg Taylor.
    • 31:08 The referee blows for offside against Adam Cunnington. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:10 The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Carlton. Josh Coulson takes the free kick.
    • 29:51 Scott Spencer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Berry. Richard Tait takes the free kick.
    • 28:12 Substitution David Poole is brought on as a substitute for Adam Blakeman.
    • 26:01 Ryan Donaldson takes a shot. David Carnell catches the ball.
    • 20:43 Adam Griffin concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Cunnington. Ryan Donaldson crosses the ball in from the free kick. David Carnell safely holds on.
    • 16:45 Header by Harrison Dunk misses to the right of the target.
    • 15:10 Adam Griffin takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the target.
    • 14:43 Corner taken by Adam Blakeman from the left by-line. Adam Cunnington makes a clearance.
    • 10:48 Luke Berry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Brown. Josh Brizell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:27 Shot by Harrison Dunk went wide of the left-hand post.
    • 6:18 The referee blows for offside against Adam Cunnington. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:29 Danny Carlton takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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