Conference Premier leaders Cambridge maintained their 100% home league record with victory over Braintree.

Midfielder Luke Berry emphatically finished off Ryan Donaldson's good work for the only goal as the U's made it 12 wins from 12 at the Abbey Stadium.

Berry was denied a second when his header was cleared off the line by Ryan Peters, while visiting keeper Nick Hamann kept out Greg Taylor's shot.

Jordan Cox forced Chris Maxwell into a late save with Braintree's best effort.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Cambridge United

  • 01 Maxwell
  • 06 Miller
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Coulson
  • 14 Tait
  • 11 Dunk
  • 07 Donaldson (Sam-Yorke - 85' )
  • 08 Champion
  • 24 Arnold
  • 18 Berry (Spillane - 83' )
  • 09 Cunnington Booked

Substitutes

  • 22 Spillane
  • 19 Sam-Yorke
  • 32 Brown
  • 16 Austin
  • 02 Roberts

Braintree Town

  • 20 Hamann
  • 19 Wells
  • 05 Paine (Daley - 77' )
  • 15 Massey
  • 03 Habergham
  • 08 Davis
  • 04 Isaac (Cox - 62' )
  • 26 Mulley Booked
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks
  • 10 Holman (Sparkes - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Cox
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 23 Geohaghon
  • 01 McDonald
  • 12 Daley
Ref: Craig Hicks
Att: 4,194

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

9 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

16 9

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Braintree Town 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Braintree Town 0.

90:00 +1:31

Corner, Braintree Town.

90:00 +1:20

Attempt saved. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the box is saved.

89:21

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Richard Tait with a cross.

88:36

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

88:36

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

87:56

Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Cunnington with a cross.

86:01

Attempt missed. Tom Champion (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

85:41

Corner, Braintree Town.

84:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Ryan Donaldson.

83:19

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

82:28 Substitution

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

82:19

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

82:19

Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

81:18

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

81:18

Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

80:00

Offside, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson tries a through ball, but Ryan Donaldson is caught offside.

79:22

Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Samuel Habergham with a cross.

76:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces Matthew Paine.

74:39

Corner, Cambridge United.

72:25

Corner, Cambridge United.

72:12

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

71:49

Corner, Cambridge United.

71:34

Attempt saved. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

69:42

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

69:42

Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

67:55

Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).

67:55

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

67:08

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66:53

Corner, Braintree Town.

66:44

Attempt blocked. Alan Massey (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

65:39

Corner, Braintree Town.

64:10

Corner, Cambridge United.

63:51

Corner, Cambridge United.

63:39

Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harrison Dunk.

63:15

Corner, Cambridge United.

62:48

Corner, Cambridge United.

61:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Chez Isaac.

61:04

Foul by Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United).

61:04

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

59:20

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

59:20

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

58:11

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

54:06

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

54:06

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

52:12

Attempt missed. Dean Wells (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes.

51:56

Corner, Braintree Town.

50:14

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Richard Tait.

50:04

Corner, Cambridge United.

49:50

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Richard Tait.

49:20

Corner, Cambridge United.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Sparkes replaces Dan Holman.

45:00

Second Half begins Cambridge United 1, Braintree Town 0.

45:00 +2:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Braintree Town 0.

45:00 +0:10

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

45:00 +0:10

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

44:15

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

43:18 Booking

Booking James Mulley (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43:11

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

43:11

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

40:33 Booking

Booking Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:24

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

40:24

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

37:07

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

37:07

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

35:28

Corner, Braintree Town.

34:12

Attempt saved. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

31:57

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

31:46

Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:06

Attempt saved. Nathan Arnold (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

29:40

Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).

29:40

Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

28:38

Foul by Ian Miller (Cambridge United).

28:38

Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

28:11

Corner, Cambridge United.

26:45

Corner, Braintree Town.

26:31

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box.

25:48

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

25:23

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

25:23

Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

23:44

Corner, Braintree Town.

23:23

Corner, Braintree Town.

23:06

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

22:23

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

22:23

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

21:28

Corner, Cambridge United.

19:12

Foul by Richard Tait (Cambridge United).

19:12

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

18:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cambridge United 1, Braintree Town 0. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Donaldson.

17:17

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

17:17

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

15:31

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

15:31

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

14:03

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

14:03

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

10:55

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

10:55

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

9:32

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

9:32

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

8:07

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

8:07

Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

6:43

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

3:54

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

3:54

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

2:13

Corner, Cambridge United.

1:29

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

1:29

Ian Miller (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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