Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Barnet 0.
George Maris scored the only goal of the game as Cambridge claimed a 1-0 win against struggling Barnet.
Jevani Brown's quick feet on the edge of the box allowed him to play in Maris, who calmly slotted beyond substitute goalkeeper Craig Ross in the 62nd minute.
The U's had gone closest early on, with Ade Azeez firing straight at Jamie Stephens and Greg Taylor shooting fractionally wide after a set piece was not cleared.
Barnet should have broken the deadlock six minutes before half-time but John Akinde could only lift the ball over the crossbar when through on goal.
In the final moments of the half Azeez wasted a golden chance when he pounced on a poor back-pass but could only fire straight at the goalkeeper.
Seven minutes after the interval Brown could only head straight at Ross from close range following David Amoo's cross, but he made amends by creating the goal for Maris.
Looking for an equaliser, Barnet striker Simeon Akinola forced David Forde into a good save 20 minutes from the end following Akinde's pass.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 10AzeezSubstituted forAmooat 45'minutes
- 1StephensSubstituted forRossat 34'minutes
- 2BrindleyBooked at 41mins
- 5Almeida Santos
- 24BlackmanBooked at 53minsSubstituted forTutondaat 67'minutes
- 7WatsonSubstituted forCoulthirstat 70'minutes
- 12TaylorBooked at 87mins
- 9AkindeBooked at 77mins
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Barnet 0.
Richard Brindley (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).
Foul by David Tutonda (Barnet).
Medy Elito (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).
Attempt blocked. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from very close range is just a bit too high.
Jack Taylor (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).
Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Medy Elito (Cambridge United).
Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Gary Deegan.
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Charlie Clough.
George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).