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Salisbury City 0-3 Cambridge United

Ryan Bird

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.

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:

"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
  • 17HughesBooked 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salisbury City 0, Cambridge United 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

  4. Post update

    Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gillies (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

    Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

  8. Post update

    Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Andy Pugh.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Josh Gillies replaces Luke Berry.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).

  17. Post update

    James Clarke (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

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