Cambridge conjured up a win over 10-man Tamworth to end a run of four straight Blue Square Bet Premier defeats.

Charlie Wassmer's delivery was headed home by Tom Elliott - his 14th goal of the season - to give the U's the lead.

Michael Gash then doubled the advantage after the break from the penalty spot after Richard Tait fouled Elliott.

And despite seeing team-mate Lee Hendrie dismissed for a push on Tom Shaw, Adam Cunnington struck a powerful free-kick for a late Lambs consolation.

Cunnington's strike was his 17th goal of a fruitful season, but was not enough to help Tamworth go three unbeaten.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 02 Tait (Byfield - 80' )
  • 06 Marshall
  • 15 Courtney Booked
  • 17 Gudger
  • 30 Oji
  • 03 Kelly
  • 13 Breedon
  • 16 Hessenthaler
  • 25 Lloyd (Hendrie - 58' Dismissed )
  • 07 Cunnington
  • 09 Wright (Perry - 30' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Wren
  • 04 Wylde
  • 08 Hendrie
  • 10 Byfield
  • 33 Perry

Cambridge Utd

  • 24 Ross
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 22 Wassmer Booked
  • 34 Haynes-Brown Booked
  • 06 Shaw
  • 11 Dunk
  • 08 Reed (Hudson - 77' )
  • 09 Gash
  • 10 Elliott (Berry - 87' )
  • 17 Hughes (Roberts - 52' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Roberts
  • 25 Hudson
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 18 Berry
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 668

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

11 3

Corners

5 4

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:59 Full time

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

90:00 +4:32

Tom Marshall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Gash. Free kick taken by Michael Gash.

90:00 +3:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Perry on Josh Coulson. Craig Ross restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kyle Perry. Craig Ross takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:38 Booking

Booking Charlie Wassmer goes into the book for dissent.

90:00 +2:09 Booking

Booking Duane Courtney is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

88:23

Kyle Perry provided the assist for the goal.

88:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Cunnington - Tamworth 1 - 2 Cambridge Adam Cunnington hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tamworth 1-2 Cambridge Utd.

87:26

Blaine Hudson challenges Kyle Perry unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:26 Substitution

Substitution Luke Berry on for Tom Elliott.

86:26

Tom Elliott has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:36

Tom Elliott challenges Tony Breedon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

83:24

Unfair challenge on Rory McAuley by Darren Byfield results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Ross.

82:56

Kyle Perry takes a short corner.

81:44

Foul by Tom Elliott on Sam Oji, free kick awarded. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

81:09

Harrison Dunk has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

80:51

Tom Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Elliott. Free kick taken by Tom Shaw.

79:55 Substitution

Substitution (Tamworth) makes a substitution, with Darren Byfield coming on for Richard Tait.

78:43

Harrison Dunk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry. Marcus Kelly takes the direct free kick.

77:39

Foul by Richard Tait on Harrison Dunk, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Tom Shaw, Tom Elliott has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

76:48 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Blaine Hudson coming on for Jamie Reed.

76:09

Charlie Wassmer concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Tait. Marcus Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

74:38

Jake Hessenthaler has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Breedon by Harrison Dunk. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

72:03

Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

72:03 Booking

Booking Curtis Haynes-Brown receives a yellow card.

71:49 Dismissal

Dismissal Lee Hendrie is sent off.

71:31

Sam Oji fouled by Curtis Haynes-Brown, the ref awards a free kick.

70:03

Harrison Dunk fouled by Connor Gudger, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

68:35

Shot from 20 yards from Marcus Kelly. Craig Ross makes a save.

66:15

Jamie Reed gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Duane Courtney. Marcus Kelly delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Marcus Kelly.

63:52

Assist by Tom Elliott.

63:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Gash - Tamworth 0 - 2 Cambridge Penalty taken right-footed by Michael Gash and scored. Tamworth 0-2 Cambridge Utd.

62:43

Tom Elliott fouled by Richard Tait, the ref awards a Penalty.

60:32

Unfair challenge on Lee Hendrie by Michael Gash results in a free kick. Jake Hessenthaler restarts play with the free kick.

58:25

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Tom Shaw gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jake Hessenthaler to the near post, Headed effort from close range by Adam Cunnington goes wide left of the target. Inswinging corner taken by Marcus Kelly.

57:02 Substitution

Substitution Danny Lloyd goes off and Lee Hendrie comes on.

54:58

The referee blows for offside. Craig Ross restarts play with the free kick.

51:44 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Roberts is brought on as a substitute for Liam Hughes.

48:30

Effort from inside the area by Danny Lloyd misses to the left of the goal.

46:48

Kyle Perry takes a shot. Save by Craig Ross.

46:28

Jake Hessenthaler has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:31 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:09

Jake Hessenthaler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harrison Dunk. Free kick taken by Tom Shaw.

44:21

Marcus Kelly takes a shot. Craig Ross makes a save.

43:35

Unfair challenge on Kyle Perry by Liam Hughes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Kelly.

39:24

Kyle Perry takes a shot. Save made by Craig Ross. Corner taken left-footed by Marcus Kelly from the right by-line, clearance made by Tom Elliott.

37:47

Harrison Dunk produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

37:17

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Blocked by Curtis Haynes-Brown. Danny Lloyd takes a shot. Save made by Craig Ross.

36:51

Jake Hessenthaler takes a shot. Craig Ross makes a save.

35:20

Danny Lloyd challenges Charlie Wassmer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Wassmer.

34:22

Corner taken by Tom Shaw from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kyle Perry.

33:39

Kyle Perry takes a shot. Josh Coulson gets a block in.

29:12

Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

29:12 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Wright leaves the field to be replaced by Kyle Perry.

29:12

The offside flag is raised against Harrison Dunk.

24:45

Long range effort from Curtis Haynes-Brown misses to the left of the target.

23:43

Strike by Tom Marshall from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

23:06

Josh Coulson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Cunnington. Marcus Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

22:26

Harrison Dunk takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon. Harrison Dunk produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

15:55

The referee penalises Tom Elliott for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

14:53

Header by Tom Elliott from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

12:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Marshall by Tom Elliott. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

11:26

Richard Tait gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Gash. Craig Ross takes the free kick.

10:15

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Shaw from the left by-line, save by Tony Breedon.

8:46

Assist on the goal came from Charlie Wassmer.

8:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Elliott - Tamworth 0 - 1 Cambridge Tom Elliott finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Tamworth 0-1 Cambridge Utd.

8:19

Duane Courtney concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Gash. Free kick taken by Tom Shaw.

6:32

Harrison Dunk has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. Inswinging corner taken by Tom Shaw, Rory McAuley challenges Tony Breedon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

5:16

Headed effort from inside the area by Liam Hughes misses to the left of the target.

4:47

Duane Courtney takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Hughes.

3:20

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Marcus Kelly played to the near post, save made by Craig Ross.

2:23

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Shaw from the right by-line, Rory McAuley takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

0:00

The match begins.

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