James Armson scored twice as Nuneaton beat play-off chasing Cambridge in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

The visitors took an early lead when Armson diverted Neil Cartwright's cross past keeper Craig Ross.

Armson extended the advantage after the break with a header from 12 yards, before Andy Brown's smart finish from inside the area put the game beyond doubt four minutes later.

Michael Gash nodded in a late consolation for Cambridge.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Cambridge Utd

  • 24 Ross
  • 03 Jennings
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 20 Thorpe (Hurst - 74' )
  • 06 Shaw (Wellard - 55' )
  • 07 Gibson (Haynes-Brown - 46' )
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 09 Gash
  • 15 Pugh
  • 17 Hughes

Substitutes

  • 01 Hedge
  • 25 Hudson
  • 34 Haynes-Brown
  • 08 Wellard
  • 31 Hurst

Nuneaton

  • 19 McNamara Booked
  • 02 Cartwright
  • 05 Dean
  • 14 Forsdick Booked (McNamee - 86' )
  • 15 Gordon
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 06 Walker
  • 11 Adams
  • 12 Armson
  • 07 York (Taylor - 80' Booked )
  • 10 Brown

Substitutes

  • 24 McNamee
  • 13 Sleath
  • 09 Perry
  • 17 Newton
  • 26 Taylor
Ref: Amey
Att: 1,740

Match Stats

Shots

8 5

On target

5 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

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

90:00 +3:36

Liam Hughes produces a cross.

90:00 +2:40

Rory McAuley challenges Gareth Dean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen O'Halloran takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:45

Michael Gash concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Adams. Neil Cartwright restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Armson by Ricky Wellard. James Armson takes the direct free kick.

88:48

Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

88:48 Booking

Booking Connor Taylor receives a yellow card.

88:39

The offside flag is raised against Connor Taylor.

87:50

Assist by Rossi Jarvis.

87:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Gash - Cambridge 1 - 3 Nuneaton Michael Gash scores a headed goal from inside the area. Cambridge Utd 1-3 Nuneaton.

87:17

Corner taken by James Jennings from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Stephen O'Halloran.

85:43

Direct free kick taken by Curtis Haynes-Brown.

85:43 Substitution

Substitution (Nuneaton) makes a substitution, with David McNamee coming on for Simon Forsdick.

85:43

Jon Adams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Jennings.

85:09

Centre by Rory McAuley, save made by Ben McNamara.

84:56

Liam Hurst sends in a cross, Delroy Gordon makes a clearance.

79:54 Substitution

Substitution Wesley York leaves the field to be replaced by Connor Taylor.

78:49

Shot by Ricky Wellard. Comfortable save by Ben McNamara.

77:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rossi Jarvis on Simon Forsdick. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

74:34

A cross is delivered by James Armson.

73:55 Substitution

Substitution Jonathon Thorpe goes off and Liam Hurst comes on.

72:13

Liam Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Forsdick. Neil Cartwright takes the free kick.

71:31

The ball is swung over by Stephen O'Halloran.

67:36

Wesley York is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Craig Ross.

66:33

Liam Hughes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Delroy Gordon.

63:56

James Armson provided the assist for the goal.

63:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Brown - Cambridge 0 - 3 Nuneaton Goal scored by Andy Brown from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Cambridge Utd 0-3 Nuneaton.

63:46

Corner taken right-footed by James Armson,

62:20

Foul by Curtis Haynes-Brown on Simon Forsdick, free kick awarded. Neil Cartwright restarts play with the free kick.

59:58

The assist for the goal came from Jon Adams.

59:58 Goal scored

Goal! - James Armson - Cambridge 0 - 2 Nuneaton James Armson grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Cambridge Utd 0-2 Nuneaton.

57:47 Booking

Booking Ben McNamara goes into the referee's book.

56:37

Unfair challenge on Liam Hughes by Gareth Dean results in a free kick. Josh Coulson restarts play with the free kick.

56:12

Neil Cartwright produces a cross.

54:24 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Wellard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Shaw.

53:35

Corner taken right-footed by James Armson, clearance by Josh Coulson.

52:10

James Jennings has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

50:04

Direct free kick taken by Rory McAuley.

50:04 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Simon Forsdick for unsporting behaviour.

49:55

Simon Forsdick concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Shaw.

49:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rossi Jarvis, Gareth Dean makes a clearance.

48:44

Foul by Neil Cartwright on Michael Gash, free kick awarded. Michael Gash has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Ben McNamara makes a comfortable save.

45:35

Inswinging corner taken by Rossi Jarvis from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Neil Cartwright.

45:11

The ball is sent over by Curtis Haynes-Brown, clearance made by Gareth Dean.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Curtis Haynes-Brown coming on for Billy Gibson.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:20

Stephen O'Halloran produces a cross, clearance by Josh Coulson.

44:26

Rory McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Brown. Direct free kick taken by Neil Cartwright.

43:19

Stephen O'Halloran challenges Liam Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Rossi Jarvis.

41:20

Andy Pugh is caught offside. Ben McNamara takes the indirect free kick.

40:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Delroy Gordon by Michael Gash. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

38:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Pugh by Delroy Gordon. James Jennings takes the free kick.

37:39

The official flags James Jennings offside. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

35:43

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Gash. Indirect free kick taken by Ben McNamara.

35:06

Rossi Jarvis decides to take the corner short, A cross is delivered by Billy Gibson.

33:56

Gareth Dean concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Pugh. Rossi Jarvis restarts play with the free kick.

33:15

Unfair challenge on Neil Cartwright by Michael Gash results in a free kick. Ben McNamara restarts play with the free kick.

31:57

Shot from 20 yards by Tom Shaw. Comfortable save by Ben McNamara.

29:55

The official flags James Armson offside. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Ross.

28:58

A cross is delivered by Neil Cartwright.

28:29

Wesley York produces a cross, Rory McAuley makes a clearance.

27:03

Shot from outside the box by Tom Shaw goes wide right of the target.

26:49

The ball is delivered by Billy Gibson, clearance by Delroy Gordon.

24:37

Wesley York fouled by James Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick, Tom Shaw makes a clearance.

23:39

Rory McAuley fouled by Wesley York, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Ross takes the direct free kick.

22:57

Liam Hughes challenges Stephen O'Halloran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

22:22

James Armson takes the inswinging corner, Jonathon Thorpe manages to make a clearance.

22:04

Shot by Wesley York. Craig Ross makes a save.

21:23

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Walker from the right by-line, clearance by Josh Coulson.

19:11

Liam Hughes produces a lobbed right-footed shot from just inside the area and strikes the post.

16:54

Delroy Gordon concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Gash. James Jennings takes the direct free kick.

13:20

Assist by Neil Cartwright.

13:20 Goal scored

Goal! - James Armson - Cambridge 0 - 1 Nuneaton James Armson scores a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 0-1 Nuneaton.

13:07

Wesley York crosses the ball, James Jennings manages to make a clearance.

12:14

Unfair challenge on Andy Pugh by Stephen O'Halloran results in a free kick. Josh Coulson takes the direct free kick.

10:50

The ball is swung over by Andy Pugh, clearance made by Neil Cartwright.

9:58

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Armson from the left by-line to the near post, Craig Ross makes a comfortable save.

9:10

Unfair challenge on Neil Cartwright by Michael Gash results in a free kick. Neil Cartwright restarts play with the free kick.

8:06

Michael Gash concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Dean. Direct free kick taken by Ben McNamara.

7:27

Shot from 18 yards from Tom Shaw. Save by Ben McNamara.

5:01

The referee blows for offside. Ben McNamara takes the free kick.

2:37

Jon Adams has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

2:02

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Walker from the right by-line, Craig Ross makes a save.

0:00

The game gets underway.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers