Undefeated Cambridge United went four points clear at the top of the Conference Premier with victory over second-placed Nuneaton Town.

Luke Berry superbly burst into the box and fired in to put the U's ahead with his fifth of the season.

Nuneaton pressed but missed chances through Andy Brown and Louis Moult.

The U's sealed the win when Crystal Palace loanee Kwesi Appiah headed in his first for the club and then played in Harrison Dunk for a fine finish.

It was just a second defeat of the campaign for Nuneaton, who became the seventh team to fail to score against Cambridge this season.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge United

  • 01 Maxwell
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Coulson
  • 06 Miller
  • 14 Tait
  • 08 Champion
  • 11 Dunk
  • 18 Berry (Spillane - 70' )
  • 24 Arnold (Hughes - 53' )
  • 09 Cunnington (Sam-Yorke - 62' )
  • 21 Appiah

Substitutes

  • 13 Norris
  • 22 Spillane
  • 16 Austin
  • 17 Hughes
  • 19 Sam-Yorke

Nuneaton Town

  • 19 Belshaw
  • 04 Cowan (Gordon - 86' )
  • 05 Dean
  • 12 McNamee (Richens - 77' )
  • 06 Walker
  • 07 Armson
  • 11 Streete
  • 13 Sleath (Adams - 79' )
  • 09 Moult
  • 10 Brown
  • 16 York

Substitutes

  • 15 Gordon
  • 23 Richens
  • 08 Adams
  • 21 Bell
  • 18 Pearson
Ref: Barratt
Att: 3,740

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

7 6

Corners

7 6

Fouls

15 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

90:00 +3:01

Shot by Harrison Dunk. James Belshaw safely holds on.

90:00 +0:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Delano Sam-Yorke by Louis Moult. Free kick taken by Richard Tait.

89:14

James Armson takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

88:01

Kwesi Appiah provided the assist for the goal.

88:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Harrison Dunk - Cambridge 3 - 0 Nuneaton Harrison Dunk grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Cambridge Utd 3-0 Nuneaton.

87:02

Delano Sam-Yorke is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James Belshaw takes the free kick.

86:48

Liam Hughes produces a cross.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Delroy Gordon comes on in place of Gavin Cowan.

84:50

Corner taken by James Armson. Michael Spillane manages to make a clearance.

81:09

Corner taken by Harrison Dunk from the right by-line. Header at goal by Ian Miller to the left of the net.

80:46

Corner taken by Harrison Dunk.

79:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Delano Sam-Yorke on Michael Richens. James Belshaw takes the free kick.

78:34 Substitution

Substitution Danny Sleath leaves the field to be replaced by Jon Adams.

77:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Richens by Delano Sam-Yorke. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.

76:32

Corner taken by Harrison Dunk. Clearance by Michael Richens.

76:32 Substitution

Substitution David McNamee leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Richens.

75:10

Corner taken by James Armson from the right by-line.

74:52

Shot by Adam Walker. Greg Taylor gets a block in.

73:31

Assist on the goal came from Richard Tait.

73:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Kwesi Appiah - Cambridge 2 - 0 Nuneaton Kwesi Appiah scores. Cambridge Utd 2-0 Nuneaton.

72:22

Unfair challenge on Delano Sam-Yorke by David McNamee results in a free kick. Richard Tait crosses the ball.

71:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Sleath on Richard Tait. Richard Tait takes the free kick.

70:45

Shot by Louis Moult. Chris Maxwell catches the ball.

69:45

Free kick taken by James Belshaw.

69:45 Substitution

Substitution Michael Spillane is brought on as a substitute for Luke Berry.

69:45

Delano Sam-Yorke handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

69:05

Louis Moult fouled by Liam Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. James Belshaw restarts play with the free kick.

68:16

Andy Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Champion. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

65:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Armson on Harrison Dunk. Chris Maxwell restarts play with the free kick.

64:54

Delano Sam-Yorke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McNamee. James Belshaw restarts play with the free kick.

63:10

Corner taken by Harrison Dunk from the left by-line.

62:23

Corner taken by Harrison Dunk from the right by-line. Clearance by Andy Brown.

61:24 Substitution

Substitution Adam Cunnington leaves the field to be replaced by Delano Sam-Yorke.

59:35

Corner taken by Richard Tait from the left by-line. Clearance made by James Armson.

59:14

Kwesi Appiah takes a shot. James Belshaw parries the ball away.

58:17

Theo Streete sends in a cross.

57:10

Unfair challenge on James Armson by Luke Berry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.

55:31

Kwesi Appiah takes a shot. James Belshaw parries the ball away.

52:16 Substitution

Substitution Liam Hughes is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Arnold.

50:46

Foul by Richard Tait on Andy Brown, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.

49:02

Corner taken by James Armson.

48:43

Louis Moult takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Ian Miller.

48:04

Danny Sleath delivers the ball.

47:19

Louis Moult takes a shot. Chris Maxwell parries the ball away.

45:53

Foul by Adam Cunnington on James Armson, free kick awarded. Centre by James Armson. Theo Streete takes a shot. Chris Maxwell safely holds on.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:20

Wesley York produces a cross.

45:00 +1:05

The ball is sent over by David McNamee. Clearance made by Josh Coulson.

44:14 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

42:47

A cross is delivered by Wesley York. Clearance by Ian Miller.

42:31

James Armson crosses the ball. Clearance by Ian Miller.

42:12

Corner taken by James Armson from the left by-line.

40:54

The ball is delivered by Wesley York.

39:22

Luke Berry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Armson. James Armson restarts play with the free kick.

37:18

Adam Cunnington challenges Gavin Cowan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Belshaw.

36:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Theo Streete on Luke Berry. Greg Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

34:22

Louis Moult takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

33:12

Richard Tait challenges Andy Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Belshaw takes the free kick.

30:43

Danny Sleath takes a shot and cleared the bar.

30:24

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Armson.

29:50

Greg Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Brown. James Armson crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance made by Ian Miller.

29:25

Foul by Kwesi Appiah on Gavin Cowan, free kick awarded. James Belshaw takes the free kick.

28:42

Shot by Louis Moult. Chris Maxwell catches the ball.

28:13

Foul by Luke Berry on Andy Brown, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Armson.

26:07

Louis Moult sends in a cross.

24:03

Louis Moult takes a shot and cleared the goal.

23:39

Luke Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Streete. James Belshaw takes the free kick.

23:13

Corner taken by Nathan Arnold. Clearance by Theo Streete.

23:01

A cross is delivered by Richard Tait. Gavin Cowan makes a clearance.

21:36

Assist on the goal came from Nathan Arnold.

21:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Berry - Cambridge 1 - 0 Nuneaton Luke Berry scores a right footed goal. Cambridge Utd 1-0 Nuneaton.

20:10

Richard Tait delivers the ball. James Belshaw safely holds on.

17:18

Josh Coulson fouled by Andy Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Maxwell.

14:52

James Armson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Champion. Josh Coulson takes the free kick.

14:12

James Armson takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

13:35

Unfair challenge on Gareth Dean by Adam Cunnington results in a free kick. James Belshaw restarts play with the free kick.

12:22

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. James Belshaw catches the ball.

11:53

Centre by Danny Sleath. Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

7:02

The ball is crossed by Wesley York.

6:43

The referee blows for offside against Kwesi Appiah. James Belshaw takes the free kick.

5:41

Corner taken by James Armson from the right by-line.

5:28

Theo Streete delivers the ball. Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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