Hayes secured a vital point in their battle against relegation with a goalless draw against Cambridge.

In a first half which lacked chances, Harry Pell's drive was saved by home keeper Steve Arnold while Piero Mingoia fired wide at the other end.

The U's took control after the break and Arnold was forced into action again to save Rossi Jarvis's effort.

Hayes managed to hang on despite going down to 10 men when Dwane Lee saw red for a tackle on Andy Pugh.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cambridge United manager Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It was a game that was probably hard to watch, both teams felt the surface was poor.

"It was a real bumpy pitch which made passing the ball difficult.

"It was one of the lowest quality games i've seen all season.

"We did everything we could to try to win the game but the pitch defeated us."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Hayes & Yeading

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Argent
  • 04 Hand
  • 05 Cadmore
  • 18 Pele Booked
  • 30 Spence Booked
  • 10 Williams
  • 20 Lee Dismissed
  • 27 Collins (Owusu - 64' )
  • 38 Mingoia (Warren - 80' )
  • 11 Wishart (O'Brien - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Beasant
  • 12 Bentley
  • 23 Warren
  • 06 Owusu
  • 19 O'Brien

Cambridge United

  • 30 Ambrusics
  • 02 Roberts
  • 03 Jennings
  • 12 McAuley
  • 25 Hudson Booked
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 18 Berry
  • 23 Pell
  • 26 Eades (Gash - 58' )
  • 15 Pugh
  • 17 Hughes (Thorpe - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Naisbitt
  • 27 Thorpe
  • 06 Shaw
  • 09 Gash
  • 22 Dawkin
Ref: Robert Merchant
Att: 336

Match Stats

Shots

3 10

On target

0 2

Corners

2 4

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:39 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:58

Luke Berry produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +4:51

Jonathon Thorpe delivers the ball, clearance made by Tom Cadmore.

90:00 +4:28

Dan Spence delivers the ball, clearance made by Luke Berry.

90:00 +4:02

The ball is swung over by Michael Gash, Dan Spence manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:17

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Pugh, clearance by Tom Cadmore.

90:00 +2:49

Harry Pell takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:49 Booking

Booking Booking for Dan Spence for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:23

Dan Spence challenges Jonathon Thorpe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Hand by Michael Gash. Julian Owusu restarts play with the free kick.

89:38

Andy Pugh produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

87:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pedro Pele by Rossi Jarvis. Steve Arnold takes the direct free kick.

86:57

Sam Argent produces a cross, clearance by Harry Pell.

80:38

Shot on goal comes in from Harry Pell from the free kick.

80:38 Dismissal

Dismissal Dwane Lee shown a red card.

80:33

Andy Pugh fouled by Dwane Lee, the ref awards a free kick.

79:22 Substitution

Substitution Freddie Warren replaces Piero Mingoia.

77:29

Corner taken right-footed by James Jennings.

76:40

Rossi Jarvis takes the outswinging corner, Aiden O'Brien makes a clearance.

73:16 Substitution

Substitution Jonathon Thorpe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Hughes.

72:53

Michael Gash produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

65:35

Rossi Jarvis takes a shot. Save by Steve Arnold.

64:39

Foul by Kevin Roberts on Luke Williams, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Williams.

64:06 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Wishart goes off and Aiden O'Brien comes on.

63:39 Substitution

Substitution Julian Owusu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Collins.

63:30

James Jennings delivers the ball, Dan Spence makes a clearance.

59:52

Harry Pell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

57:53 Substitution

Substitution Jack Eades goes off and Michael Gash comes on.

57:40

Luke Williams has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

56:51

The assistant referee signals for offside against Harry Pell. Pedro Pele restarts play with the free kick.

54:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Berry on Dan Spence. Direct free kick taken by Sam Argent.

52:25

Robert Ambrusics fouled by Daniel Wishart, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Ambrusics takes the free kick.

51:24 Booking

Booking Pedro Pele is shown a yellow card.

51:06

Foul by Pedro Pele on Robert Ambrusics, free kick awarded. Robert Ambrusics restarts play with the free kick.

50:09

Foul by Kevin Roberts on Tom Collins, free kick awarded. Jamie Hand takes the direct free kick.

45:51

Corner taken by Dwane Lee from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Robert Ambrusics.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:46 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:02

Outswinging corner taken by Jamie Hand from the right by-line.

45:00 +0:18

Sam Argent produces a cross, save made by Robert Ambrusics.

44:28

Unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Dwane Lee results in a free kick. James Jennings restarts play with the free kick.

43:20

Unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Dwane Lee results in a free kick. James Jennings takes the direct free kick.

42:39

Piero Mingoia has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

37:57

Jamie Hand concedes a free kick for a foul on Rossi Jarvis. James Jennings takes the free kick.

37:24

Harry Pell concedes a free kick for a foul on Dwane Lee. Pedro Pele takes the direct free kick.

35:48

Luke Williams delivers the ball, Liam Hughes makes a clearance.

34:31

Harry Pell is ruled offside. Steve Arnold restarts play with the free kick.

33:50

Shot from just outside the box by Luke Berry goes over the crossbar.

33:41

The ball is crossed by Liam Hughes, save made by Steve Arnold.

32:58

Foul by Luke Williams on Harry Pell, free kick awarded. James Jennings takes the direct free kick.

31:21

The offside flag is raised against Tom Collins. Robert Ambrusics takes the indirect free kick.

28:52

Harry Pell takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

26:19

Centre by Sam Argent.

25:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Berry on Tom Collins. Free kick taken by Jamie Hand.

23:47

Rossi Jarvis challenges Tom Cadmore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Cadmore restarts play with the free kick.

22:49

Jack Eades produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

17:50

Unfair challenge on Tom Collins by Jack Eades results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dwane Lee.

17:09

Harry Pell takes a shot. Save made by Steve Arnold.

13:31

Shot from just outside the box by Tom Collins goes over the target.

12:58

Rossi Jarvis concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cadmore. Direct free kick taken by Tom Cadmore.

11:35

Rory McAuley fouled by Daniel Wishart, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Roberts takes the direct free kick, A cross is delivered by Sam Argent, Andy Pugh makes a clearance.

10:50

Tom Cadmore takes the free kick.

10:50 Booking

Booking Blaine Hudson receives a caution.

10:27

Blaine Hudson challenges Jamie Hand unfairly and gives away a free kick.

6:29

The official flags Daniel Wishart offside. James Jennings restarts play with the free kick.

5:40

Tom Collins is caught offside. Robert Ambrusics restarts play with the free kick.

5:25

Dwane Lee fouled by Rossi Jarvis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dwane Lee.

4:21

Shot from just outside the box by Rossi Jarvis goes over the bar.

1:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dwane Lee by Blaine Hudson. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

0:38

Unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Tom Collins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Roberts.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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