Grimsby ended Cambridge's perfect home record in the Conference Premier and prevented the U's moving level on points with leaders Luton Town.

Richard Money's side, who had won all 12 of their previous league outings at the Abbey Stadium, fell behind to a first-half goal from Lenell John-Lewis.

His close-range effort was cancelled out when Luke Berry headed in an Ashley Chambers cross on 54 minutes.

Scott Neilson's deflected shot through a crowded area won it for Grimsby.

Luton remain three points clear of Cambridge at the top of the table, while the Mariners have consolidated their play-off position and are now up to fourth.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

Paul Hurst

Post-match: Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst

"The last thing [I said] going out was 'are we good enough to come and get three points?' - I wrote that on the board and asked the lads the question.

"I said I believed in them, that they were good enough, but ultimately it's about going out on the pitch and proving that.

"I thought it was a deserved win, Cambridge are a good side, it's a fantastic record they have had - law of averages, they're going to lose one eventually, and I'm delighted it is us that has put an end to that run.

"I've said all along, I think we are capable of going anywhere and winning."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge United

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 06 Miller
  • 03 Taylor
  • 14 Tait
  • 04 Coulson
  • 18 Berry
  • 07 Donaldson Booked
  • 08 Champion (Barnes-Homer - 72' )
  • 10 Elliott
  • 17 Hughes (Gillies - 53' Booked )
  • 23 Chambers (Arnold - 62' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 24 Arnold
  • 13 Norris
  • 39 Barnes-Homer
  • 29 Gillies
  • 02 Roberts

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown
  • 12 McDonald (Thomas - 79' )
  • 15 Bignot
  • 05 Pearson
  • 27 Fyfield
  • 11 Neilson Booked (Colbeck - 64' )
  • 04 Kerr
  • 08 Disley Booked
  • 23 Rodman Booked
  • 14 John-Lewis (Tounkara - 83' )
  • 17 Hannah

Substitutes

  • 28 Tounkara
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 03 Thomas
  • 09 Cook
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 3,027

Match Stats

Shots

12 11

On target

6 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 2.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 2.

86:55

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

86:55

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

85:35

Corner, Cambridge United.

85:26

Attempt saved. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

84:48

Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84:18

Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

84:18

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

82:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Oumare Tounkara replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

82:21

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

81:31

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80:52

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

80:52

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

78:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Aswad Thomas replaces Clayton McDonald because of an injury.

75:07

Attempt missed. Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

73:57 Booking

Booking Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:49

Foul by Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United).

73:49

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

72:09

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Tom Champion.

71:01

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

69:06

Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

69:06

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

68:49

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved.

68:02

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

66:52

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

66:52

Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

66:10

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

66:10

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

65:36

Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).

65:36

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

64:46 Booking

Booking Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:35

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

64:35

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

63:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Joe Colbeck replaces Scott Neilson.

62:48

Corner, Grimsby Town.

62:19

Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).

62:19

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

61:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Ashley Chambers.

61:34

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

58:00 Booking

Booking Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:52

Foul by Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town).

57:52

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

56:59

Hand ball by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

55:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 2. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Neilson.

54:48 Booking

Booking Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:43

Foul by Josh Gillies (Cambridge United).

54:43

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

53:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cambridge United 1, Grimsby Town 1. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Chambers with a cross.

52:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Josh Gillies replaces Liam Hughes.

51:51

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

46:48

Attempt blocked. Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:54

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

45:54

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

45:12

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

45:12

Paul Bignot (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Cambridge United 0, Grimsby Town 1.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Grimsby Town 1.

45:00 +0:23

Corner, Grimsby Town.

44:51

Foul by Ian Miller (Cambridge United).

44:51

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

43:56

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

43:56

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

40:33

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

40:33

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

38:59

Attempt missed. Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Disley.

38:47

Attempt blocked. Tom Champion (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:52

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

36:06

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

36:06

Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

34:31

Corner, Grimsby Town.

34:01

Corner, Grimsby Town.

33:15 Booking

Booking Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:56

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

32:56

Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

28:18

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Ryan Donaldson.

27:47

Corner, Cambridge United.

26:57

Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

25:38

Hand ball by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

24:05

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

21:05

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

19:25

Offside, Cambridge United. Tom Elliott tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.

18:24

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

18:24

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

17:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cambridge United 0, Grimsby Town 1. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

16:19

Corner, Grimsby Town.

15:23 Booking

Booking Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15:13

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

15:13

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

14:07

Attempt missed. Ashley Chambers (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12:06

Foul by Clayton McDonald (Grimsby Town).

12:06

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

8:02

Foul by Scott Neilson (Grimsby Town).

8:02

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

6:46

Attempt saved. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

5:41

Foul by Ian Miller (Cambridge United).

5:41

Alex Rodman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

0:37

Foul by Scott Kerr (Grimsby Town).

0:37

Ashley Chambers (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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