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Cambridge United 4-0 Aldershot Town

Luke Berry

Luke Berry's sixth goal of the season helped send Cambridge United seven points clear at the top of the table with victory over struggling Aldershot.

Berry nodded the U's ahead from a corner in the last few seconds of first-half injury time.

Kwesi Appiah then latched onto Berry's shot off the post in the second half to double the advantage.

Adam Cunnington slotted a third before Nathan Arnold made it 4-0 after some slick work inside the box.

The Shots, second from bottom and 28 points behind the U's in the Conference Premier, had coped well in the first half.

Liam Hughes tested Shots goalkeeper Jonathan Henly inside three minute before Jordan Roberts and Brett Williams both forced U's keeper Chris Maxwell into action.

After Berry's opener, however, Aldershot rarely threatened further as the hosts bounced back from their first defeat of the campaign against Southport with their ninth successive win at the Abbey Stadium.

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Cambridge United manager Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

Richard Money

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Post-match: Cambridge boss Money

"I thought it was a very good performance from star to finish. In all aspects.

"We put them in a lot of trouble for most of the evening.

"We talked up being a bit more purposeful, running in behind a little bit more than we had done in recent games.

"I thought our decision making on when and where to pass, when to play, was very good tonight."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Maxwell
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Coulson
  • 6Miller
  • 14Tait
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Champion
  • 18BerrySubstituted forRobertsat 68'minutes
  • 21AppiahSubstituted forArnoldat 66'minutes
  • 9CunningtonSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 73'minutes
  • 17L Hughes

Substitutes

  • 13Norris
  • 16Austin
  • 24Arnold
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 2Roberts

Aldershot

  • 27Henly
  • 6Webster
  • 28Butler
  • 15Barker
  • 5Goodman
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forGibbsat 77'minutes
  • 8RowlandsSubstituted forYoungat 57'minutes
  • 12Oyeleke
  • 7MekkiSubstituted forPatersonat 77'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 21Williams
  • 22Gibbs
  • 20Douglas
  • 24Young
  • 10Paterson
Referee:
Peter Banks
Attendance:
3,110

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 4, Aldershot Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 4, Aldershot Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

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

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harrison Dunk with a cross.

Offside, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke tries a through ball, but Delano Sam-Yorke is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Young.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt missed. Matthew Paterson (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jaydon Gibbs replaces Jordan Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Adam Mekki.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United).

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Adam Cunnington.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 4, Aldershot Town 0. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United).

Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Kevin Roberts replaces Luke Berry.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Kwesi Appiah.

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

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

Offside, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk tries a through ball, but Harrison Dunk is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Adam Webster (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Lewis Young replaces Martin Rowlands.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 3, Aldershot Town 0. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Aldershot Town 0. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Cambridge United.

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

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Emmanuel Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).

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