Cambridge United ended Barrow's five-season stay in the Blue Square Bet Premier with a 2-1 win.

Sam Smith set Cambridge on their way to their first win in seven when he tucked in Curtis Haynes-Brown's cross.

Tom Elliott fired home a second from 18 yards, before Richie Baker's penalty after Kevin Roberts fouled Alex-Ray Harvey gave Barrow hope.

However, U's goalkeeper Nick Pope was in top form to deny Barrow after the break as they pushed for an equaliser.

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Barrow manager Dave Bayliss told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"We have to regroup, reform and go again next year. The club has done all it can, financially it's done all it can but we are in a really tough league at the moment and financially it does ask a lot of questions of you as a club. The chairman, directors - they're all working men - you find them dipping into their own bank accounts to pay the players at times which is not ideal. These are not excuses they are reasons and the reason we've gone down is that we're not good enough. The table doesn't lie and we're relegated because we are one of the worst teams in the league.

"We've got to get lads in now. Wholehearted lads who want to wear the shirt with pride. It's difficult for me because I'm one of those types of players who wore my heart on my sleeve and I want those types of lads in my team.

"You could see James Owen today, he's one of those types of players and he's one that we look at for next season and say you'd 100% take James. Out of the other group of lads 17, 18 - I don't know what else remains for them. I don't know what else I can do, we've looked after them as best we possibly can. If I'm being honest I feel like I've been stabbed in the back by a few of them."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Cambridge Utd

  • 30 Pope
  • 02 Roberts
  • 04 Coulson
  • 22 Wassmer
  • 34 Haynes-Brown
  • 06 Shaw (McAuley - 86' )
  • 11 Dunk
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 10 Elliott
  • 15 Pugh
  • 28 Smith (Berry - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Ross
  • 12 McAuley
  • 18 Berry
  • 23 Gorman
  • 31 Hurst

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 02 Flynn Booked
  • 03 Skelton
  • 05 Pearson
  • 18 O'Donnell
  • 06 Owen
  • 07 Rutherford (Dawson - 78' )
  • 08 Baker Booked
  • 14 Harvey (Rowe - 68' )
  • 09 Boyes
  • 10 Rowe (McConville - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Tongue
  • 11 Rowe
  • 12 Dawson
  • 15 Hunter
  • 22 McConville
Ref: Bull
Att: 2,758

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

3 6

Corners

4 5

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:20 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:56

Richie Baker takes a shot. Save by Nick Pope.

90:00 +2:58

Unfair challenge on Andy Pugh by Gavin Skelton results in a free kick. Josh Coulson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:39

Danny M Rowe takes a shot. Comfortable save by Nick Pope.

90:00 +0:41

Rossi Jarvis fouled by James Owen, the ref awards a free kick. Nick Pope takes the free kick.

88:16

Unfair challenge on Rory McAuley by Sean McConville results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nick Pope.

87:33

Gavin Skelton takes a shot. Nick Pope makes a save.

87:07

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Dawson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Curtis Haynes-Brown.

85:04 Substitution

Substitution Rory McAuley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Shaw.

84:35 Substitution

Substitution Sean McConville is brought on as a substitute for Danny L Rowe.

84:08

Centre by Gavin Skelton. Effort from inside the area by Adam Boyes misses to the right of the goal.

83:31

Danny O'Donnell fouled by Tom Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

83:02

Unfair challenge on Tom Elliott by Matt Flynn results in a free kick. Curtis Haynes-Brown restarts play with the free kick.

81:29

Andy Pugh has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

79:16

Harrison Dunk has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

78:20

Adam Boyes takes a shot. Nick Pope makes a save.

78:06

Luke Berry takes a shot. Save made by Danny Hurst.

77:16 Substitution

Substitution Adam Dawson is brought on as a substitute for Paul Rutherford.

77:16

Corner from left by-line taken by Harrison Dunk.

75:42

The ball is delivered by Gavin Skelton, clearance by Curtis Haynes-Brown.

74:47

Gavin Skelton fouled by Tom Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Baker takes the free kick.

72:58

The ball is crossed by Danny L Rowe, clearance by Charlie Wassmer.

70:50

Unfair challenge on Josh Coulson by Danny L Rowe results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Harrison Dunk, save by Danny Hurst. Tom Shaw produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

68:37

Long range effort from Luke Berry misses to the left of the target.

67:06 Substitution

Substitution Alex-Ray Harvey leaves the field to be replaced by Danny M Rowe.

67:06 Substitution

Substitution Luke Berry is brought on as a substitute for Sam Smith.

67:06 Booking

Booking Matt Flynn goes into the book.

66:46

Foul by Matt Flynn on Harrison Dunk, free kick awarded. Nick Pope takes the direct free kick.

66:30

The ball is delivered by Paul Rutherford, Charlie Wassmer makes a clearance.

66:07

Harrison Dunk crosses the ball, Gavin Skelton makes a clearance.

65:32

Paul Rutherford fouled by Kevin Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

63:26

Danny L Rowe takes a shot. Nick Pope makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker, Sam Smith makes a clearance.

60:50

Kevin Roberts crosses the ball, save made by Danny Hurst.

60:00

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Shaw, clearance made by James Owen.

59:43

The ball is delivered by Harrison Dunk. The ball is sent over by Andy Pugh, clearance made by Matt Flynn.

59:18

Matt Flynn produces a cross, clearance made by Harrison Dunk.

59:02

Paul Rutherford crosses the ball.

57:04

Danny O'Donnell challenges Tom Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Wassmer.

56:32

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

54:44

Richie Baker challenges Rossi Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Wassmer takes the direct free kick.

51:50 Booking

Booking Caution for Richie Baker.

51:34

Foul by Richie Baker on Rossi Jarvis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nick Pope.

45:46

Adam Boyes fouled by Curtis Haynes-Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Richie Baker - Cambridge 2 - 1 Barrow Power penalty scored by Richie Baker. Cambridge Utd 2-1 Barrow.

45:00 +0:57

Foul by Kevin Roberts on Alex-Ray Harvey, Penalty awarded.

44:15

Assist by Andy Pugh.

44:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Elliott - Cambridge 2 - 0 Barrow A goal is scored by Tom Elliott from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 2-0 Barrow.

44:15

Andy Pugh produces a cross,

42:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harrison Dunk by Adam Boyes. Free kick taken by Curtis Haynes-Brown.

42:15

Kevin Roberts sends in a cross, save by Danny Hurst.

40:18

Danny L Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Harrison Dunk. Tom Shaw crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

38:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Pugh. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

38:34

Curtis Haynes-Brown delivers the ball.

37:48

Kevin Roberts has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

37:19

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Shaw to the near post, Danny Hurst makes a save.

36:27

Tom Shaw takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Matt Flynn.

35:38

The referee blows for offside. Nick Pope takes the indirect free kick.

34:27

The ball is sent over by Curtis Haynes-Brown, Tom Elliott challenges Mike Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

30:43

Shot from long range by Richie Baker misses to the right of the goal.

27:02

Tom Shaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Baker. Richie Baker takes the direct free kick.

26:49

Gavin Skelton sends in a cross, clearance made by Josh Coulson.

25:30

Curtis Haynes-Brown provided the assist for the goal.

25:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Smith - Cambridge 1 - 0 Barrow Goal scored by Sam Smith from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-0 Barrow.

24:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker played to the near post, clearance made by Curtis Haynes-Brown.

23:47

Foul by Matt Flynn on Harrison Dunk, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nick Pope.

22:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Boyes on Harrison Dunk. Free kick taken by Nick Pope.

21:24

Kevin Roberts produces a cross.

21:07

The ball is delivered by Harrison Dunk.

19:21

Richie Baker takes a short corner.

18:24

Sam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Skelton. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

15:42

Sam Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on James Owen. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

14:05

Corner taken by Richie Baker from the left by-line played to the near post, Charlie Wassmer makes a clearance.

13:01

Alex-Ray Harvey fouled by Tom Shaw, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

12:43

Andy Pugh takes a shot. Comfortable save by Danny Hurst.

12:15

Danny L Rowe takes a shot. Comfortable save by Nick Pope.

8:11

Kevin Roberts produces a cross.

5:42

Shot by Adam Boyes. Save by Danny Hurst.

3:22

Curtis Haynes-Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Baker. Direct free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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