Tom Shaw snatched a point for Cambridge with a deserved injury-time equaliser against Telford at the Abbey Stadium.

After Michael Gash twice hit the post, they fell behind when Steve Jones side-footed home but recovered with goals from Andy Pugh and Gash.

Richard Davies volleyed into the top corner for Telford and substitute James Spray then scored with a low shot.

Shaw denied the visitors victory with his last-gasp 25-yarder but Cambridge have now not won in six matches.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cambridge United manager Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"That was an honest performance, we gave everything for the cause and because of that we have been applauded off the pitch when we have drawn at home.

"The players showed an unbelievable attitude and character - we know we made mistakes for goals...but the goal at the end epitomises the spirit that the group showed today.

"I know it won't be enough, just that [a draw] moving forward, but that gives the fans something to believe in and it shows there is a bit of fight left in us yet."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Hedge
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 20 Thorpe (Wylde - 80' )
  • 29 Andrew
  • 06 Shaw
  • 08 Wellard (Marriott - 66' Booked )
  • 18 Berry
  • 09 Gash
  • 15 Pugh
  • 17 Hughes (Smith - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Ross
  • 05 Wylde
  • 23 Eades
  • 19 Marriott
  • 28 Smith

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 22 Rose Booked
  • 27 Chilvers
  • 06 Davies
  • 08 Trainer Booked
  • 16 St Aimie (Byfield - 84' )
  • 18 Leslie Booked (Rooney - 77' )
  • 19 Taylor Booked
  • 10 Jones Booked (Spray - 79' )
  • 21 Brown

Substitutes

  • 25 Collister
  • 24 Roberts
  • 07 Rooney
  • 17 Spray
  • 26 Byfield
Ref: Whitton
Att: 1,962

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

8 5

Corners

12 5

Fouls

5 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +11:41 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +10:08

The assist for the goal came from Michael Gash.

90:00 +10:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Shaw - Cambridge 3 - 3 AFC Telf'd Goal scored by Tom Shaw from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 3-3 AFC Telford.

90:00 +2:58

Sam Smith takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

90:00 +2:11

The referee blows for offside against Darren Byfield. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

89:35 Substitution

Substitution Liam Hughes leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Smith.

86:09

Assist on the goal came from Kris Taylor.

86:09 Goal scored

Goal! - James Spray - Cambridge 2 - 3 AFC Telf'd James Spray gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Cambridge Utd 2-3 AFC Telford.

84:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Wylde by Darren Byfield. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

83:41 Substitution

Substitution Darren Byfield is brought on as a substitute for Kieron St Aimie.

82:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Davies - Cambridge 2 - 2 AFC Telf'd Richard Davies scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 2-2 AFC Telford.

79:38 Substitution

Substitution Michael Wylde on for Jonathon Thorpe.

78:24 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Telford) makes a substitution, with James Spray coming on for Steve Jones.

76:45 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Rooney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Leslie.

75:49 Booking

Booking The referee books Adam Marriott for dissent.

74:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Gash - Cambridge 2 - 1 AFC Telf'd Michael Gash finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 2-1 AFC Telford.

73:14

Josh Coulson fouled by Kieron St Aimie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

71:53

Foul by Richard Davies on Jonathon Thorpe, free kick awarded. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

69:55

Assist by Danny Andrew.

69:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Pugh - Cambridge 1 - 1 AFC Telf'd Goal scored by Andy Pugh from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-1 AFC Telford.

69:14

Corner taken by Danny Andrew played to the near post.

68:38

Steven Leslie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

68:21

Liam Hughes takes a shot. Kris Taylor gets a block in.

66:04

Effort on goal by Michael Gash from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

64:54

Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

64:54 Substitution

Substitution Adam Marriott replaces Ricky Wellard.

64:54 Booking

Booking Steve Jones receives a caution for dissent.

64:37

Steve Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Hughes.

60:38

Danny Andrew takes the free kick.

60:38 Booking

Booking Jordan Rose receives a caution.

60:25

Unfair challenge on Liam Hughes by Jordan Rose results in a free kick.

59:46

Danny Andrew sends in a cross, Liam Chilvers manages to make a clearance.

58:05

Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

58:05 Booking

Booking Booking for Steven Leslie.

57:55

Foul by Steven Leslie on Ricky Wellard, free kick awarded.

56:01

Assist by Richard Davies.

56:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Steve Jones - Cambridge 0 - 1 AFC Telf'd Steve Jones finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 0-1 AFC Telford.

55:40

Centre by Kris Taylor, clearance made by Liam Hughes.

53:37

The ball is swung over by Kieron St Aimie, clearance by Rory McAuley.

53:10

Michael Gash concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Salmon. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

50:23

Shot on goal comes in from Andy Pugh from the free kick, Ryan Young makes a save.

50:23 Booking

Booking Phil Trainer goes into the referee's book.

50:09

Foul by Phil Trainer on Andy Pugh, free kick awarded.

47:36

Unfair challenge on Kieron St Aimie by Rory McAuley results in a free kick. Kieron St Aimie sends in a cross, Will Salmon has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

43:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Leslie on Danny Andrew. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.

42:53

Michael Gash has an effort at goal from close in that hits the post.

42:02

Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line, Michael Gash takes a shot.

41:25

Steven Leslie takes a inswinging corner.

41:01

Tom Shaw takes a shot. Jonathon Thorpe gets a block in.

39:42

Effort on goal by Phil Trainer from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

39:21

Short corner taken by Steven Leslie from the right by-line.

38:53

Liam Chilvers takes a shot. Clearance by Josh Coulson.

38:09

Corner from the right by-line taken by Phil Trainer, Rory McAuley makes a clearance.

37:51

Steven Leslie takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

36:38

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew to the near post, Close range header by Michael Gash goes wide of the left-hand post.

35:27

Outswinging corner taken by Phil Trainer from the left by-line.

34:39

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Berry from the right by-line, Phil Trainer manages to make a clearance.

34:27

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Brown, Ricky Wellard manages to make a clearance.

34:08

Corner taken by Steven Leslie.

33:54

Centre by Jonathan Brown, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

32:44

A cross is delivered by Danny Andrew, Ryan Young makes a save.

32:13

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew, Ryan Young makes a save.

31:22

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Jones. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

30:01

Unfair challenge on Andy Pugh by Jordan Rose results in a free kick. Jonathon Thorpe restarts play with the free kick.

28:04

Corner taken by Andy Pugh from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Ryan Young.

27:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Pugh by Liam Chilvers. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.

26:07

Phil Trainer is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

24:52

Steven Leslie has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

22:53

Ricky Wellard fouled by Will Salmon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

22:25

The ball is crossed by Jonathon Thorpe, save by Ryan Young.

22:00

Danny Andrew crosses the ball, clearance by Liam Chilvers.

20:42

Foul by Luke Berry on Jonathan Brown, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steven Leslie.

18:07

Unfair challenge on Kieron St Aimie by Rory McAuley results in a free kick. Steven Leslie takes the free kick.

17:07

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew, Ryan Young makes a save.

16:47

Luke Berry takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

16:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory McAuley by Kieron St Aimie. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

15:16

The ball is crossed by Kris Taylor, Rory McAuley manages to make a clearance.

14:29

Rory McAuley has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

13:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Pugh from the right by-line, save by Ryan Young.

11:21

Effort from outside the penalty box by Steven Leslie goes wide right of the goal.

11:09

Luke Berry challenges Steve Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Jones.

10:08

Tom Shaw takes the direct free kick.

10:08 Booking

Booking Kris Taylor goes into the book.

9:50

Liam Hughes fouled by Kris Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.

8:04

The ball is delivered by Tom Shaw.

7:39

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Brown, clearance by Rory McAuley.

6:10

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew from the right by-line to the near post, save by Ryan Young.

6:00

The ball is delivered by Luke Berry, clearance by Kris Taylor.

4:40

The referee blows for offside against Michael Gash. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

1:00

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew, Header from deep inside the area by Luke Berry goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:43

The ball is sent over by Luke Berry.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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