Match ends, Cambridge United 4, Aldershot Town 0.
Cambridge United 4-0 Aldershot Town
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.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Cambridge United manager Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:
"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."
- 18BerrySubstituted forRobertsat 68'minutes
- 21AppiahSubstituted forArnoldat 66'minutes
- 9CunningtonSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 73'minutes
- 14RobertsSubstituted forGibbsat 77'minutes
- 8RowlandsSubstituted forYoungat 57'minutes
- 7MekkiSubstituted forPatersonat 77'minutes
- Peter Banks
- Shots on Target
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, Aldershot Town. Jaydon Gibbs replaces Jordan Roberts.
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, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Adam Cunnington.
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.