Adam Cunnington steered home a second-half winner at Grimsby to extend Cambridge United's unbeaten start to the season to 14 matches.

The striker pounced on a Richard Tait corner to send the U's eight points clear at the top of the table.

Cambridge goalkeeper Chris Maxwell made a stunning save minutes later to deny Lenell John-Lewis from the penalty spot after Ian Miller brought him down.

Maxwell then foiled Craig Disley's header to ensure victory.

U's striker Liam Hughes went closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half, forcing James McKeown to scramble and tip his free-kick around the post.

John-Lewis tested Maxwell on the turn, while Patrick McLaughlin also troubled the visitors' defence with a series of dangerous crosses.

After the break, McKeown pushed Harrison Dunk's effort from distance over the bar with a fingertip save.

But the Mariners keeper could not do anything to foil Cunnington, as Grimsby slipped back to sixth place in the table after going into the match second behind the U's

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 03 Thomas
  • 02 Hatton Booked
  • 06 Doig
  • 04 Kerr
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Neilson (Rodman - 60' )
  • 14 John-Lewis (Colbeck - 82' )
  • 10 Hearn (Cook - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Cook
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 19 Jones
  • 12 McDonald
  • 23 Rodman

Cambridge United

  • 01 Maxwell
  • 03 Taylor
  • 14 Tait
  • 04 Coulson
  • 22 Spillane
  • 06 Miller
  • 08 Champion
  • 11 Dunk
  • 09 Cunnington
  • 21 Appiah Booked
  • 17 Hughes

Substitutes

  • 05 Bonner
  • 13 Norris
  • 18 Berry
  • 19 Sam-Yorke
  • 24 Arnold
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Att: 4,386

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

4 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

14 8

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

90:00 +3:31 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

90:00 +2:50

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

90:00 +2:50

Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

88:19

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin.

87:50

Corner, Grimsby Town.

86:26

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

86:26

Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

84:58

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

84:58

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

83:58

Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

81:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joe Colbeck replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

80:55

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

80:36

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin.

80:18

Corner, Grimsby Town.

78:55

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

78:26

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

78:26

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

77:38

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77:13

Attempt blocked. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:46

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

76:46

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

75:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook replaces Liam Hearn.

75:46

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

73:56

Corner, Grimsby Town.

73:45

Attempt blocked. Liam Hearn (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

73:09

Corner, Grimsby Town.

72:56

Attempt saved. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Patrick McLaughlin with a cross.

70:25

Corner, Grimsby Town.

70:14

Corner, Grimsby Town.

69:43

Penalty saved! (Grimsby Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, saved.

68:55

Penalty conceded by Ian Miller (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

68:55

Penalty Grimsby Town. Lenell John-Lewis draws a foul in the penalty area.

67:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 1. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

66:46

Corner, Cambridge United.

63:35

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

63:35

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

59:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Alex Rodman replaces Scott Neilson.

59:42

Foul by Liam Hearn (Grimsby Town).

59:42

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

58:58

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

58:58

Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

57:34

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Harrison Dunk.

57:09

Corner, Cambridge United.

56:54

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

56:01

Corner, Grimsby Town.

55:40

Attempt blocked. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:30

Offside, Cambridge United. Kwesi Appiah tries a through ball, but Kwesi Appiah is caught offside.

53:08

Attempt blocked. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:48

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

51:48

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

51:02

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

51:02

Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

49:51

Corner, Cambridge United.

49:08 Booking

Booking Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49:00

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

49:00

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

45:55

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

45:55

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +1:15

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

45:00 +1:15

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

38:22

Corner, Cambridge United.

38:06

Attempt saved. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

37:17

Foul by Chris Doig (Grimsby Town).

37:17

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

31:55

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

31:33

Attempt saved. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

31:02

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22:58

Attempt missed. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

22:23

Corner, Grimsby Town.

18:54 Booking

Booking Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:49

Foul by Sam Hatton (Grimsby Town).

18:49

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

18:04

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

17:31 Booking

Booking Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17:00

Attempt missed. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

16:39

Attempt blocked. Richard Tait (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15:51

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

15:51

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

13:55

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

13:55

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

10:52

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

10:52

Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

9:45

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

9:45

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

8:58

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

8:58

Liam Hearn (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

6:08

Corner, Cambridge United.

5:36

Corner, Cambridge United.

5:12

Corner, Cambridge United.

2:33

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

2:33

Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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