Cambridge beat 10-man Barrow to record their first win in nine matches.
James Owen was sent off for handball on the line early on and Michael Gash slotted in from the spot.
Matthew Flynn then turned Tom Shaw's strike past his own keeper, before said keeper, Danny Hurst, was stretchered off injured, to be replaced by Flynn.
Andy Pugh extended the lead from close range, Gavin Skelton pulled one back with a header, but Shaw's powerful finish made sure of the points.
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Cambridge United manager Jez George speaking to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:
"We started well and we had a bit of luck which has deserted us for a little while.
"To be 2-0 up very early playing against 10 men when the goal keeper gets stretchered off we should win the game from there and we did.
"It wasn't very spectacular and it wasn't very pretty but conditions are difficult here the pitch isn't as good as it looks.
"It's blustery and we haven't won for so long that winning in any situation is difficult so we are just happy to get three points.
"We started well and got on the front foot and we looked dangerous."
Live Text Commentary
Rory McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joseph Jackson. Richie Baker takes the direct free kick.90:00 +0:53
Paul Rutherford takes a inswinging corner. Andy Pugh produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.89:54 Full time
Full Time The referee ends the match.87:57
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Aldred by Michael Thalassitis. Richie Baker takes the direct free kick.87:25
The referee blows for offside. Matthew Flynn takes the free kick.86:48
Tom Shaw produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.84:38
Shot from just outside the box by Joseph Jackson goes over the target.51:46 Goal scored
Goal! - Andy Pugh - Barrow 0 - 3 Cambridge Andy Pugh scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barrow 0-3 Cambridge Utd.82:18
Inswinging corner taken by Richie Baker from the left by-line.79:49 Substitution
Substitution Joseph Jackson replaces Gavin Skelton.79:08
Louis Almond takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.78:08
Richie Baker fouled by Michael Gash, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Skelton restarts play with the free kick.76:42 Substitution
Substitution Michael Thalassitis on for Robbie Willmott.75:49
Adam Boyes takes a shot. Jonathan Hedge makes a save.73:47 Booking
Booking The referee shows Danny Andrew a yellow card.71:07
Andy Pugh provided the assist for the goal.71:07 Goal scored
Goal! - Tom Shaw - Barrow 1 - 3 Cambridge A goal is scored by Tom Shaw from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barrow 1-3 Cambridge Utd.70:14
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker from the right by-line.70:14
Handball decision goes against Adam Boyes. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.65:29 Substitution
Substitution Danny Rowe on for Sean McConville.
Andy Pugh has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.63:02 Substitution
Substitution Adriano Moke replaces Liam Hughes.60:10
Handball decision goes against Rossi Jarvis. Richie Baker takes the free kick, Louis Almond takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Hedge. Richie Baker takes a outswinging corner.59:52
Jonathon Thorpe challenges Louis Almond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Baker.58:34
Richie Baker takes the outswinging corner, save made by Jonathan Hedge.56:43
The offside flag is raised against Andy Pugh. Direct free kick taken by Mike Pearson.53:52
Paul Rutherford provided the assist for the goal.53:52 Goal scored
Goal! - Gavin Skelton - Barrow 1 - 2 Cambridge Gavin Skelton finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Barrow 1-2 Cambridge Utd.52:43
Danny Andrew takes the inswinging corner, save by Tom Anderson.52:08
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Sean McConville misses to the left of the target.45:01 Half time
Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.41:26
Effort from just outside the box by Louis Almond goes over the bar.39:44
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker played to the near post.30:29
The referee blows for offside. Matthew Flynn restarts play with the free kick.29:14
Effort from just outside the area by Danny Andrew goes over the target.27:50
Louis Almond produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.22:59
Adam Boyes takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.21:59
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Pearson by Danny Andrew. Direct free kick taken by Richie Baker.16:31
Corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew to the near post, clearance made by Tom Aldred.15:40 Booking
Booking Booking for Adam Boyes.15:22
Adam Boyes concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Shaw. Jonathon Thorpe restarts play with the free kick.14:35
Tom Shaw takes a shot.14:02
Unfair challenge on Tom Shaw by Adam Boyes results in a free kick. Jonathon Thorpe takes the direct free kick.12:58
The referee penalises Andy Pugh for handball. Matthew Flynn takes the free kick.11:50 Substitution
Substitution Tom Anderson comes on in place of Danny Hurst.7:42
The assist for the goal came from Rossi Jarvis.7:42 Goal scored
Goal! - Matthew Flynn - Barrow 0 - 2 Cambridge Headed own goal by Matthew Flynn. Barrow 0-2 Cambridge Utd.6:11
Corner taken short by Danny Andrew, Rossi Jarvis takes a shot. Matthew Flynn gets a block in.4:37 Goal scored
Goal! - Michael Gash - Barrow 0 - 1 Cambridge Placed penalty scored by Michael Gash. Barrow 0-1 Cambridge Utd.3:41 Dismissal
Dismissal James Owen receives a red card for deliberate handball.3:35
The referee penalises James Owen for handball.1:57
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line played to the near post.1:11
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew played to the near post, James Owen manages to make a clearance.0:14
The referee blows for offside against Lewis Almond. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.0:00
The game begins.
The referee starts the second half.
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