Bradley Wood's first-half strike earned high-flying Alfreton an impressive win at promotion rivals Cambridge.

The right-back smashed the ball into the top corner after he latched onto Godfrey Poku's wickedly deflected shot.

After the goal, just the fifth conceded by Cambridge at home this season, Luke Berry almost equalised but his shot was saved by the on-rushing Jon Worsnop.

In the second-half, Berry volleyed over and Ryan Bird fired straight at Worsnop, as the Reds held on.

The win brings Nicky Law's men to within one point of second-placed Cambridge, but the U's have three games in hand.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge United

  • 13 Norris
  • 06 Miller (Gillies - 60' )
  • 03 Taylor
  • 02 Roberts
  • 04 Coulson
  • 11 Dunk
  • 08 Champion
  • 18 Berry
  • 39 Barnes-Homer (Bird - 55' )
  • 17 Hughes (Arnold - 53' )
  • 10 Elliott

Substitutes

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 27 Taylor
  • 24 Arnold
  • 25 Bird
  • 29 Gillies

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop Booked
  • 16 Fenton Booked
  • 02 Wood
  • 10 Bradley
  • 04 Westwood (Shaw - 37' )
  • 03 Franklin
  • 07 Law
  • 05 Wylde (Kempson - 74' )
  • 23 Poku Booked
  • 18 Akinde (Meadows - 80' )
  • 24 Harrad

Substitutes

  • 09 Clayton
  • 12 Meadows
  • 06 Kempson
  • 08 Shaw
  • 20 McFadzean
Ref: Nick Kinseley

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

6 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 14

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

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

90:00 +4:55 Full time

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

90:00 +3:47

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

90:00 +3:15

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

90:00 +3:15

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:24

Corner, Cambridge United.

90:00 +2:13

Attempt blocked. Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

89:58

Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

89:22

Foul by Ryan Bird (Cambridge United).

89:22

Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

88:25

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

88:25

Josh Gillies (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

87:11

Foul by Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town).

87:11

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

86:29 Booking

Booking Jon Worsnop (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card.

81:28

Attempt saved. Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Kevin Roberts with a cross.

79:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces John Akinde.

77:56

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

77:56

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

77:14

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

77:14

Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

76:45

Corner, Cambridge United.

73:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Darran Kempson replaces Michael Wylde because of an injury.

71:25

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

71:25

Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

70:49

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

67:07

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

67:07

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

65:17

Corner, Cambridge United.

64:00

Attempt saved. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63:31

Corner, Alfreton Town.

61:07

Offside, Alfreton Town. Nick Fenton tries a through ball, but Nick Fenton is caught offside.

60:51

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

60:51

John Akinde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

59:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Josh Gillies replaces Ian Miller because of an injury.

56:34

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

56:13

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

54:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Bird replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

54:46

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

54:28

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved.

52:09 Substitution

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

51:54

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

49:22

Corner, Alfreton Town.

48:50

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

48:50

Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

45:37

Foul by John Akinde (Alfreton Town).

45:37

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Cambridge United 0, Alfreton Town 1.

45:00 +1:57 Half time

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

45:00 +1:31

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

43:53

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

43:53

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

42:44

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

38:57

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

38:57

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

36:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Tom Shaw replaces Chris Westwood because of an injury.

36:10

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

36:10

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

32:45

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

32:28

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

29:32

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

29:32

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

27:36

Attempt blocked. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:18

Attempt saved. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Kevin Roberts with a cross.

24:51

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

24:51

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

24:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cambridge United 0, Alfreton Town 1. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

23:57

Attempt blocked. Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:59 Booking

Booking Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

20:54

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

20:54

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

18:58

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

18:58

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

16:32

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

14:01 Booking

Booking Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

13:37

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

13:37

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

11:12

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

9:37

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

8:21

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

8:21

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

7:06

Corner, Cambridge United.

5:05

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

5:05

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

1:03

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

1:03

Tom Elliott (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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