Cambridge United lost top spot for the first time since September as they played out a goalless draw at Nuneaton.

The U's will now go into the New Year's Day fixtures sitting second in the Conference Premier, Luton having moved above them by battering Kidderminster.

The home side came closest in the opening half as shots from Theo Streete and Louis Moult flashed just wide.

Cambridge looked more energised after the break following the introduction of substitute Ryan Donaldson.

He forced a fine save from home keeper Kelle Roos before Luke Berry saw his effort on the rebound ruled out for offside.

Tom Elliott, who fired just over from Berry's pass early in the second half, almost created a late winner but Harrison Dunk's effort from his cross was blocked by keeper Roos.

Cambridge are scheduled to be at Braintree on New Year's Day, while Nuneaton face a local derby at home to Tamworth.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Nuneaton Town

  • 29 Roos
  • 05 Dean
  • 15 Gordon
  • 11 Streete
  • 08 Adams (Trainer - 67' )
  • 07 Armson
  • 06 Walker
  • 13 Sleath
  • 16 York (Taylor - 92' )
  • 09 Moult
  • 26 Hibbert (Brown - 75' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 17 Taylor
  • 10 Brown
  • 02 Akubuine
  • 27 Ladapo
  • 20 Trainer

Cambridge United

  • 01 Maxwell
  • 22 Spillane (Arnold - 81' )
  • 06 Miller
  • 04 Coulson
  • 03 Taylor
  • 14 Tait
  • 18 Berry
  • 11 Dunk
  • 08 Champion
  • 09 Cunnington (Donaldson - 46' )
  • 10 Elliott

Substitutes

  • 24 Arnold
  • 19 Sam-Yorke
  • 07 Donaldson
  • 05 Bonner
  • 32 Brown
Ref: Kevin Johnson
Att: 1,478

Match Stats

Shots

14 15

On target

2 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

90:00 +3:33 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

90:00 +1:51

Attempt missed. Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +1:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Connor Taylor replaces Wesley York.

89:08

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by James Armson with a cross.

86:55

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Elliott with a cross.

85:22

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by James Armson with a cross.

84:42

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

81:19

Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).

81:19

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

80:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Michael Spillane.

79:30

Attempt missed. Delroy Gordon (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

78:40

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

78:40

Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

78:13

Attempt blocked. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:35 Booking

Booking Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:05

Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).

76:05

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

74:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown replaces Dave Hibbert.

72:41

Offside, Cambridge United. Tom Elliott tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.

71:03

Attempt missed. Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

70:24

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

70:24

Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

67:56

Corner, Cambridge United.

66:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Phil Trainer replaces Jon Adams.

66:18

Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

65:11

Offside, Cambridge United. Luke Berry tries a through ball, but Luke Berry is caught offside.

64:39

Attempt saved. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Michael Spillane.

63:55

Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).

63:55

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

63:33

Corner, Cambridge United.

63:13

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

62:10

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

57:41

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Greg Taylor with a cross.

56:59

Foul by Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town).

56:59

Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

53:35

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

51:43

Attempt blocked. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

51:12

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

48:08

Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Walker.

46:57

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Adam Cunnington.

45:00

Second Half begins Nuneaton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +1:09

Attempt blocked. Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:34

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

43:16

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

43:16

James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

40:22

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

39:40

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

39:05

Attempt blocked. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Tait.

38:41

Corner, Cambridge United.

38:12

Corner, Cambridge United.

32:29

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

31:16

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

31:16

Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

28:38

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

26:11

Attempt missed. Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

24:28

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

21:53

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

21:19

Attempt blocked. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:24

Foul by Ian Miller (Cambridge United).

20:24

Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

18:35

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

18:35

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

15:41

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

15:41

Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

15:05

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

15:05

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

10:24

Foul by Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town).

10:24

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

9:25

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Theo Streete with a cross.

7:44

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

7:44

Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

3:13

Attempt blocked. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2:29

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

2:29

Delroy Gordon (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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