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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:

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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
  • 17Hughes

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 4, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jaydon Gibbs replaces Jordan Roberts.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Adam Mekki.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United).

  16. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Goal!

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

  20. Post update

    Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

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