Cambridge suffered their first defeat of the season as Matty Brown's second-minute header sealed victory.

The defender, on loan from Chesterfield, scored his first goal for the Port, nodding in from a corner.

The U's had a great chance to draw level on the stroke of half-time, but Ian Miller's unmarked header from six yards went over the bar.

Luke Berry came close to scoring a late equaliser, but his shot from the edge of the box shaved the post.

Southport secured their first win in six matches, and with it ended Cambridge's 16-match unbeaten run.

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Cambridge United boss Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I think we will play a lot worse than that, and have played a lot worse than that, and win. I thought we had a good go at it and just couldn't find the right pass

"We've had I don't know how many set-plays and on a number of occasions got free headers and still couldn't score.

"In the key moments we weren't quite good enough. We had a lot of chances and on another day you win that game, but we haven't.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 24 Brown
  • 02 Smith
  • 12 Challoner
  • 06 Brown
  • 18 George
  • 08 Milligan
  • 14 Rutherford
  • 23 Ellington
  • 15 Hattersley (Ledsham - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Osawe
  • 10 Ledsham
  • 04 Akrigg
  • 19 Stevenson
  • 05 Flynn

Cambridge United

  • 01 Maxwell
  • 04 Coulson
  • 03 Taylor (Dunk - 60' )
  • 14 Tait
  • 22 Spillane (Berry - 55' )
  • 06 Miller
  • 08 Champion
  • 16 Austin
  • 17 Hughes (Arnold - 46' )
  • 09 Cunnington
  • 21 Appiah

Substitutes

  • 19 Sam-Yorke
  • 13 Norris
  • 11 Dunk
  • 24 Arnold
  • 18 Berry
Ref: Adrian Holmes
Att: 1,006

Match Stats

Shots

8 17

On target

3 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southport 1, Cambridge United 0.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southport 1, Cambridge United 0.

90:00 +4:27

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).

90:00 +4:27

Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:47

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

90:00 +3:47

Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:13

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

90:00 +3:13

Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:47

Attempt missed. Tom Champion (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mitchell Austin.

90:00 +0:19

Corner, Cambridge United.

88:32

Corner, Cambridge United.

88:16

Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Karl Ledsham replaces Danny Hattersley.

84:35

Foul by Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United).

84:35

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

81:41

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

78:38

Attempt saved. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77:45

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

77:45

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

72:36

Offside, Cambridge United. Adam Cunnington tries a through ball, but Adam Cunnington is caught offside.

72:16

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

72:16

Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

71:08

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).

71:08

Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

69:28

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

69:28

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

67:27

Attempt missed. Danny Hattersley (Southport) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Milligan.

66:53

Corner, Southport.

66:21

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

66:21

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

63:48

Corner, Cambridge United.

62:30

Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Tait.

61:57

Corner, Cambridge United.

61:06

Offside, Southport. Nathan Ellington tries a through ball, but Nathan Ellington is caught offside.

59:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Greg Taylor.

59:10

Attempt missed. Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

58:17

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

58:17

Matt Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

55:55

Attempt blocked. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Berry replaces Michael Spillane.

53:41

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

53:41

Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

53:10

Attempt missed. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

52:53

Attempt blocked. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

49:37

Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

47:32

Offside, Southport. Scott Brown tries a through ball, but Scott Brown is caught offside.

46:03

Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Liam Hughes.

45:00

Second Half begins Southport 1, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +1:52 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southport 1, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +1:16

Corner, Cambridge United.

45:00 +0:47

Corner, Cambridge United.

43:37

Attempt missed. Ian Miller (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mitchell Austin.

43:20

Corner, Cambridge United.

42:40

Foul by Nathan Ellington (Southport).

42:40

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

38:21

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Tait.

37:49

Corner, Cambridge United.

37:24

Attempt missed. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:44

Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).

35:44

Nathan Ellington (Southport) wins a free kick.

33:51

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

33:51

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

32:19

Foul by Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United).

32:19

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

31:26

Attempt missed. Nathan Ellington (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

30:09

Attempt missed. Jamie Milligan (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

27:15

Corner, Cambridge United.

26:22

Attempt missed. Nathan Ellington (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

24:38

Attempt saved. Nathan Ellington (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

22:45

Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Richard Tait with a cross.

22:14

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

22:14

Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

21:39

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

21:39

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

21:02

Offside, Cambridge United. Kwesi Appiah tries a through ball, but Kwesi Appiah is caught offside.

20:10

Foul by Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United).

20:10

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

14:12

Offside, Cambridge United. Adam Cunnington tries a through ball, but Adam Cunnington is caught offside.

11:25

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

11:25

David Fitzpatrick (Southport) wins a free kick.

10:19

Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mitchell Austin.

10:04

Corner, Cambridge United.

9:30

Corner, Cambridge United.

8:20

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

8:20

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

7:15

Foul by Michael Spillane (Cambridge United).

7:15

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

5:36

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

5:36

Mitchell Austin (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

4:39

Attempt saved. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

4:09

Attempt missed. Tom Champion (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

2:21

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

1:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 1, Cambridge United 0. Matt Brown (Southport).

1:02

Corner, Southport.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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