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Salisbury City 0-3 Cambridge United

Ryan Bird set promotion-chasing Cambridge United up for a clinical victory at Salisbury City.

Andy Pugh had a lobbed effort cleared off the line for the visitors before Bird put the U's ahead, turning in Ryan Donaldson's blocked shot.

Greg Taylor made it 2-0 with his first goal of the campaign, rifling home from the edge of the box as Salisbury struggled to mount a fightback.

Donaldson made it three soon after, firing in off the underside of the bar.

Cambridge, who lifted the FA Trophy for the first time at Wembley on Sunday with victory over Gosport Borough, remain second in the Conference Premier table, 14 points behind leaders Luton.

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Post-match: Salisbury boss Mikey Harris

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"The first half an hour of the game was probably the best we've played all season.

"But as has been the story of late, we let ourselves down with our final product.

"It became like Jekyll and Hyde. We went from controlling the game to losing our way.

"We got punished by some clinical finishing from Cambridge."

Cambridge United boss Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

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Post-match: Cambridge boss Money

"At last it's a proper away performance culminating in the right result.

"I think we've had quite a few away performances and haven't ended up with the right result because we haven't scored the goals.

"Today we were very good in front of goal. It's about as good as you want really, especially after Sunday [winning the FA Trophy], because we used the euphoria.

"We looked good and were fresh. I was really pleased."

Line-ups

Salisbury

  • 25Bittner
  • 5J Clarke
  • 12KamdjoBooked at 63mins
  • 23MacDonaldSubstituted forLewisat 69'minutes
  • 4Brett
  • 30Amankwaah
  • 6Wilson
  • 14Sinclair
  • 13SinclairSubstituted forFrearat 32'minutes
  • 31Sheringham
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forFitchettat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Lewis
  • 11Frear
  • 19George
  • 7McPhee
  • 20Fitchett

Cambridge

  • 21Siegrist
  • 2Roberts
  • 5Bonner
  • 3Taylor
  • 6Miller
  • 8Champion
  • 7Donaldson
  • 18BerrySubstituted forGilliesat 75'minutes
  • 15PughSubstituted forArnoldat 82'minutes
  • 17L HughesBooked at 24mins
  • 25BirdSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 29Gillies
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 24Arnold
  • 13Norris
  • 14Tait
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
695

Match Stats

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 3.
Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).
Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Josh Gillies (Cambridge United).
Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).
Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Andy Pugh.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Josh Gillies replaces Luke Berry.
Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).
James Clarke (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Cambridge United. Tom Champion tries a through ball, but Tom Champion is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Ian Miller (Cambridge United).
Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Theo Lewis replaces Angus MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Ryan Bird.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Offside, Cambridge United. Andy Pugh tries a through ball, but Andy Pugh is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 3. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Booking

Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).
Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 2. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Donaldson.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett replaces Jamie White.
Attempt missed. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).
Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Salisbury City.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Corner, Cambridge United.

Second Half

Second Half begins Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 1. Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Donaldson.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Offside, Salisbury City. Jamie White tries a through ball, but Jamie White is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Andy Pugh (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Elliott Frear replaces Rob Sinclair because of an injury.
Foul by Andy Pugh (Cambridge United).
Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

Booking

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).
Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).
Andy Pugh (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Andy Pugh (Cambridge United).
Attempt saved. Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton38241136183
2Cambridge37191263269
3Alfreton3921414164
4Gateshead391711111162
5Nuneaton39171012-261
6Halifax38179121960
7Grimsby36179101660
8Barnet3917913760
9Kidderminster3817813259
10Forest Green37177131958
11Braintree35177111458
12Salisbury3916815-956
13Macclesfield3716615454
14Welling39141114253
15Lincoln City40141115-253
16Wrexham3914916-151
17Woking3715616-651
18Chester40101317-2043
19Southport3811918-1642
20Hereford39101217-1742
21Aldershot39121215338
22Dartford3810721-2137
23Tamworth398823-2932
24Hyde United391731-6810
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