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Rory McAuley grabbed the only goal as Cambridge made it three wins on the spin at Luton's expense.

The home side had the best of the first half, Danny Crow's header testing Danny Naisbitt and Stuart Fleetwood firing over.

But Cambridge bossed the second half, Luke Berry twice going close before Josh Coulson crossed for McAuley to nod in the winner.

Jez George's men are now eight unbeaten and just outside the play-offs.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Luton Town manager Gary Brabin told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm obviously disappointed, frustrated, angry.

"But it is early days, obviously we're disappointed but you look around at other results and the top sides seem to be finding it hard to get momentum.

"First half I thought we came out the traps quite well, played with a tempo, and second half they've got bodies behind the ball, tried to frustrate us and scored against the run of play."

Cambridge manager Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I can say all the cliches I like before the game about it just being three points, but I know there's an edge to this game.

"You only have to look at the number of former players here and the location, in terms of how close it is to Cambridge.

"We want our fans to be proud of their team and make sure they go home happy after they've seen us play, so I'm delighted with the result."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 15 Howells
  • 17 Antwi
  • 27 Hand (Watkins - 84' )
  • 34 Kovacs
  • 04 Keane Booked
  • 11 Willmott (Kissock - 77' )
  • 19 Dance
  • 08 Morgan-Smith
  • 10 Crow (O'Connor - 58' )
  • 13 Fleetwood

Substitutes

  • 30 Pilkington
  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 20 Kissock
  • 28 Watkins
  • 14 O'Connor

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Naisbitt
  • 02 Roberts Booked
  • 03 Jennings
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 06 Shaw
  • 10 Carew
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 18 Berry
  • 09 Gash (Charles - 59' )
  • 21 Winn (Dunk - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Yakubu
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 11 Dunk
  • 20 Patrick
  • 07 Charles
Ref: Davies
Att: 6,274

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

2 8

Corners

10 5

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:22 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:55

Foul by James Dance on Harrison Dunk, free kick awarded. Harrison Dunk takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:57

Short corner taken by Harrison Dunk from the left by-line.

90:00 +1:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron O'Connor by Luke Berry. Direct free kick taken by Jake Howells.

90:00 +1:33

Short corner taken by Ashley Carew.

88:44

Adam Watkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Berry. Direct free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

87:59

Josh Coulson takes the direct free kick.

87:59 Booking

Booking Keith Keane goes into the book.

87:29

Keith Keane challenges Luke Berry unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:40

Corner taken right-footed by Keith Keane from the right by-line to the near post, Effort from the edge of the box by Amari Morgan-Smith goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85:35

The ball is delivered by Jake Howells, clearance by James Jennings.

83:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Watkins by Luke Berry. John Kissock takes the free kick.

83:03 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Hand goes off and Adam Watkins comes on.

82:08

James Dance delivers the ball, Rory McAuley manages to make a clearance.

79:26

Amari Morgan-Smith has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

78:03

Short corner worked by Aaron O'Connor.

77:00 Substitution

Substitution Harrison Dunk is brought on as a substitute for Peter Winn.

76:36 Substitution

Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with John Kissock coming on for Robbie Willmott.

75:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Carew by Robbie Willmott. Peter Winn crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Mark Tyler.

74:17

Jake Howells challenges Ashley Carew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Coulson.

71:20

Ryan Charles challenges Jamie Hand unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Dance restarts play with the free kick.

66:44

Free kick crossed right-footed by Robbie Willmott from left wing.

66:44 Booking

Booking Kevin Roberts is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

66:28

Foul by Kevin Roberts on Robbie Willmott, free kick awarded.

64:29

Stuart Fleetwood is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

63:01

Outswinging corner taken by Robbie Willmott from the right by-line, clearance by Josh Coulson.

62:22

Short corner taken by Robbie Willmott.

61:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Shaw on Stuart Fleetwood. Jake Howells delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Janos Kovacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Coulson. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

59:55

Ashley Carew provided the assist for the goal.

59:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Rory McAuley - Luton 0 - 1 Cambridge Rory McAuley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Luton 0-1 Cambridge Utd.

59:22

Jamie Hand concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Winn. Peter Winn delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Janos Kovacs.

58:22 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Ryan Charles coming on for Michael Gash.

57:55 Substitution

Substitution Aaron O'Connor is brought on as a substitute for Danny Crow.

57:11

Danny Crow has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

54:04

Tom Shaw produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

53:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Jennings by Amari Morgan-Smith. Ashley Carew restarts play with the free kick.

51:30

Michael Gash is ruled offside. Janos Kovacs takes the free kick.

50:47

Jake Howells has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

49:54

The referee penalises Rossi Jarvis for handball. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jake Howells from right channel, Rory McAuley makes a clearance.

49:31

Luke Berry takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

49:11

Outswinging corner taken by Peter Winn, Will Antwi makes a clearance.

48:49

Luke Berry takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

47:52

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Winn, Keith Keane makes a clearance.

46:55

Centre by Robbie Willmott, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

46:18

Short corner worked by Amari Morgan-Smith.

46:09

A cross is delivered by Robbie Willmott, Josh Coulson makes a clearance.

45:41

Short corner worked by Robbie Willmott.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:44

Ashley Carew concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Howells. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

45:00 +0:06

Unfair challenge on Michael Gash by Robbie Willmott results in a free kick. Josh Coulson takes the free kick.

39:49

Janos Kovacs concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Carew. Josh Coulson restarts play with the free kick.

38:31

Tom Shaw takes a shot. Blocked by Will Antwi.

34:03

The official flags Luke Berry offside. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

33:38

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Berry from the left by-line.

33:16

Tom Shaw takes a shot. Mark Tyler makes a save.

31:40

Rossi Jarvis takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

31:32

Keith Keane challenges Ashley Carew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Carew.

29:48

The ball is crossed by Robbie Willmott, Josh Coulson makes a clearance.

29:09

Danny Crow takes a short corner.

28:46

Amari Morgan-Smith takes a shot. Josh Coulson gets a block in.

26:41

Tom Shaw has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

25:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Berry. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

24:30

Jake Howells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Carew. A cross is delivered by Ashley Carew, Michael Gash takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

23:23

Effort on goal by Stuart Fleetwood from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

22:13

Jake Howells fouled by Ashley Carew, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Howells restarts play with the free kick.

19:52

Jake Howells crosses the ball, Josh Coulson makes a clearance.

18:49

James Dance produces a cross, Rory McAuley manages to make a clearance.

17:48

Jamie Hand is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by James Jennings, clearance made by Will Antwi.

15:19

Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott, save by Danny Naisbitt.

14:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Luke Berry. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

13:05

Amari Morgan-Smith produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

12:39

Stuart Fleetwood takes a shot. Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

10:17

Danny Crow is ruled offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

7:29

Will Antwi handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

7:15

The ball is delivered by Danny Crow, clearance made by Josh Coulson.

6:22

Robbie Willmott takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Rory McAuley.

3:18

Robbie Willmott decides to take the corner short.

3:10

The ball is crossed by Robbie Willmott, clearance by Josh Coulson.

1:58

Peter Winn takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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