Richard Money began his spell as Cambridge head coach with an emphatic win over Mansfield.

Money, who was named U's boss earlier this week, saw his side go ahead when Michael Gash capitalised on some poor defending to score from close range.

Luke Berry diverted in Tom Elliott's effort to double their lead, before Elliot struck to make it 3-0.

Rossi Jarvis added their fourth before Jake Speight deflected in Anthony Howells' shot for a Stags consolation.

Jarvis's goal was his first for Cambridge and helped to complete a fine opening result for Money's tenure at the Abbey Stadium.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cambridge United manager Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"There is a good group of players here, we just need to find a level of performance that can get the results consistently.

"You lead from the front whatever you do in this league and I thought ours were dominant today.

"Fourteen players have done terrific today. It's up to me to find out what those 14 and a few more can do."

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I expect defending to be better. Defenders need to defend and, if you look at the second goal, we've tried to play football out of our area.

"I want the lads to be mentally strong and to just do the job they're paid to do."

On the injury to defender John Thompson: "It doesn't look good at the minute. It's a suspected broken leg."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge United

  • 01 Hedge
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 20 Thorpe
  • 29 Andrew
  • 06 Shaw
  • 16 Jarvis (Wellard - 79' )
  • 18 Berry Booked
  • 22 Willmott (Moke - 85' )
  • 09 Gash (Pugh - 87' )
  • 10 Elliott

Substitutes

  • 24 Ross
  • 05 Wylde
  • 08 Wellard
  • 21 Moke
  • 15 Pugh

Mansfield

  • 23 Redmond
  • 02 Sutton Booked
  • 03 Thompson (Daniel - 45' Booked )
  • 06 Pilkington
  • 33 Geohaghan (Tafazolli - 46' )
  • 13 Howell
  • 21 Murray Booked
  • 35 Taiwo (Briscoe - 60' )
  • 07 Meikle
  • 08 Speight
  • 10 Green

Substitutes

  • 32 Tafazolli
  • 14 Clements
  • 31 Daniel
  • 11 Briscoe
  • 16 Rhead
Ref: Johnson
Att: 2,545

Match Stats

Shots

21 6

On target

11 3

Corners

1 3

Fouls

11 19

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:13

Foul by Ricky Wellard on Anthony Howell, free kick awarded. Matt Green restarts play with the free kick, Tom Elliott takes a shot. Rory McAuley gets a block in. Corner taken by Adam Murray.

90:00 +0:16

Andy Pugh takes a shot. Save made by Shane Redmond.

89:54

Colin Daniel produces a cross, Adriano Moke manages to make a clearance.

89:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Elliott on Ryan Tafazolli. Shane Redmond takes the free kick.

89:09

Foul by Louis Briscoe on Ricky Wellard, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ricky Wellard.

88:12

Unfair challenge on Jonathon Thorpe by Lindon Meikle results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

87:00 Substitution

Substitution Andy Pugh replaces Michael Gash.

84:16 Substitution

Substitution Adriano Moke replaces Robbie Willmott.

84:16

The referee blows for offside against Matt Green. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

83:05

Unfair challenge on Danny Andrew by Louis Briscoe results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

82:05

Lindon Meikle takes a shot. Josh Coulson gets a block in. Corner taken by Adam Murray from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Jonathon Thorpe.

81:48

The ball is delivered by Colin Daniel, clearance made by Jonathon Thorpe.

80:50

Jonathon Thorpe delivers the ball, save made by Shane Redmond.

80:03 Booking

Booking The referee books Adam Murray for dissent.

79:20

Josh Coulson takes a shot. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Berry by Adam Murray. Josh Coulson takes the free kick.

77:41 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Wellard is brought on as a substitute for Rossi Jarvis.

77:41

Danny Andrew takes the free kick.

77:41 Booking

Booking Caution for Colin Daniel.

77:26

Foul by Colin Daniel on Rossi Jarvis, free kick awarded.

74:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Gash by Ritchie Sutton. Shot comes in from Robbie Willmott from the free kick.

74:16

Colin Daniel challenges Tom Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Coulson restarts play with the free kick.

73:48

Robbie Willmott takes a shot. Shane Redmond makes a save.

71:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Gash on Adam Murray. George Pilkington takes the indirect free kick.

70:14

The assist for the goal came from Anthony Howell.

70:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Speight - Cambridge 4 - 1 Mansfield Jake Speight finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Cambridge Utd 4-1 Mansfield.

68:43

Ryan Tafazolli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Berry. Danny Andrew fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Shane Redmond makes a save.

68:06

Foul by George Pilkington on Michael Gash, free kick awarded. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.

67:42

Michael Gash has an effort at goal. Save by Shane Redmond.

67:06

Michael Gash takes a shot. Save by Shane Redmond.

65:48

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

65:21

Tom Shaw takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Tafazolli.

64:23

Jake Speight takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

63:19

The ball is delivered by Danny Andrew.

62:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Berry by Anthony Howell. Free kick taken by Rory McAuley.

60:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Green by Rossi Jarvis. Louis Briscoe produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

60:17

Ryan Tafazolli concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Elliott. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

59:21 Substitution

Substitution Louis Briscoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Solomon Taiwo.

59:21

Tom Shaw challenges Anthony Howell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Murray.

57:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Rossi Jarvis - Cambridge 4 - 0 Mansfield Goal scored by Rossi Jarvis from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 4-0 Mansfield.

55:26

The ball is delivered by Robbie Willmott, clearance made by Ryan Tafazolli.

54:20

Adam Murray crosses the ball, Danny Andrew makes a clearance.

52:16

Ryan Tafazolli fouled by Michael Gash, the ref awards a free kick. Shane Redmond takes the free kick.

50:35

Assist on the goal came from Tom Shaw.

50:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Elliott - Cambridge 3 - 0 Mansfield Tom Elliott fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 3-0 Mansfield.

48:49

Tom Elliott provided the assist for the goal.

48:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Berry - Cambridge 2 - 0 Mansfield Goal scored by Luke Berry from close in high into the middle of the goal. Cambridge Utd 2-0 Mansfield.

47:51

Matt Green challenges Josh Coulson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

46:31

Danny Andrew takes the inswinging corner, Luke Berry produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

45:56

Colin Daniel sends in a cross.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Tafazolli comes on in place of Exodus Geohaghon.

45:00 +5:00 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +4:33

Robbie Willmott crosses the ball.

45:00 +3:51

Robbie Willmott produces a cross, George Pilkington makes a clearance.

45:00 +3:33

Michael Gash produces a cross, clearance by Ritchie Sutton.

45:00 +3:05 Booking

Booking Ritchie Sutton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +2:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Willmott by Ritchie Sutton. Free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

45:00 +2:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Murray by Luke Berry. Adam Murray takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +1:28

The ball is sent over by Colin Daniel, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

43:14 Substitution

Substitution Colin Daniel joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Thompson.

43:14

Shane Redmond takes the indirect free kick.

43:14 Booking

Booking The referee books Luke Berry for unsporting behaviour.

42:35

Luke Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on John Thompson.

40:57

Foul by Adam Murray on Tom Shaw, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Coulson.

40:12

Foul by Tom Elliott on Exodus Geohaghon, free kick awarded. Shane Redmond takes the free kick.

38:43

The ball is delivered by John Thompson, Rossi Jarvis makes a clearance.

37:21

Centre by Ritchie Sutton.

34:36

Matt Green is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

32:54

Effort from deep inside the area by Rossi Jarvis misses to the right of the goal.

32:25

Centre by John Thompson.

30:00

The referee blows for offside against Jake Speight. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

29:07

Matt Green produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

27:55

The ball is swung over by Lindon Meikle, clearance by Rossi Jarvis.

25:55

George Pilkington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Elliott. Free kick taken by Josh Coulson.

24:51

Effort from outside the penalty box by Josh Coulson goes wide right of the goal.

24:07

Unfair challenge on Luke Berry by Solomon Taiwo results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

23:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Gash. Shane Redmond takes the free kick.

21:12

Centre by Solomon Taiwo, save by Jonathan Hedge.

20:35

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

19:17

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Murray from the right by-line, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

18:43

Centre by Jonathon Thorpe, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.

17:40

Effort from deep inside the area by Jake Speight misses to the right of the goal.

16:03

The official flags Matt Green offside. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

14:12

Unfair challenge on Tom Elliott by George Pilkington results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Rossi Jarvis.

13:29

Tom Shaw produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

11:52

Effort on goal by Michael Gash from long range goes over the bar.

10:43

Tom Elliott has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

8:50

Danny Andrew provided the assist for the goal.

8:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Gash - Cambridge 1 - 0 Mansfield Michael Gash finds the net with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-0 Mansfield.

7:32

The ball is swung over by Rossi Jarvis, save made by Shane Redmond.

6:58

The ball is crossed by Michael Gash, clearance by Solomon Taiwo.

5:04

George Pilkington concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Hedge. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

4:13

Jake Speight fouled by Tom Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Murray crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

3:09

Lindon Meikle sends in a cross, Luke Berry makes a clearance.

2:31

Unfair challenge on Matt Green by Rory McAuley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Murray.

1:13

Anthony Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Shaw. Free kick taken by Josh Coulson.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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