Cambridge moved nine points clear of sixth-placed Braintree and took a step closer to securing their play-off place with victory at Macclesfield Town.

The visitors went close when Greg Taylor's sweetly-struck shot from the edge of the box just clipped a post.

Benjamin Siegrist in the Cambridge goal had to be at his best to deny Paul Lewis on the hour mark.

Luke Berry's penalty won the game for the U's after George Pilkington brought down Ryan Donaldson.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Macclesfield Town

  • 01 Taylor
  • 12 Williams
  • 03 Andrew
  • 27 Pilkington
  • 04 Martin
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 23 Whitaker
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 15 Lewis
  • 09 Holroyd
  • 19 Boden Booked

Substitutes

  • 24 Rowe
  • 25 Kay
  • 26 Halls
  • 20 Branagan
  • 02 Connor

Cambridge United

  • 21 Siegrist
  • 03 Taylor
  • 05 Bonner
  • 06 Miller
  • 02 Roberts
  • 07 Donaldson
  • 18 Berry (Tait - 91' )
  • 08 Champion Booked
  • 22 Chadwick
  • 19 Sam-Yorke (Pugh - 56' )
  • 39 Barnes-Homer (Arnold - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Tait
  • 15 Pugh
  • 13 Norris
  • 24 Arnold
  • 04 Coulson
Ref: Ben Toner
Att: 1,278

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

2 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

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

90:00 +4:00 Full time

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

90:00 +3:11

Hand ball by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

90:00 +2:01 Booking

Booking Tom Champion (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:57

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

90:00 +1:57

Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Richard Tait replaces Luke Berry because of an injury.

89:40

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

86:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Macclesfield Town 0, Cambridge United 1. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

85:45

Penalty conceded by George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

85:45

Penalty Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson draws a foul in the penalty area.

85:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Matthew Barnes-Homer.

84:27

Attempt missed. Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

80:46

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

80:46

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

79:14 Booking

Booking Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

76:38

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

76:20

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

75:06

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United).

75:06

Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

73:31

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

73:31

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

72:20

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

72:01

Foul by Steve Williams (Macclesfield Town).

72:01

Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

70:43

Corner, Cambridge United.

68:43

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

66:11

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

65:04

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

64:34

Foul by Tom Bonner (Cambridge United).

64:34

Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

59:55

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

59:35

Attempt saved. Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

55:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Andy Pugh replaces Delano Sam-Yorke.

54:25

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

54:25

Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

53:59

Attempt blocked. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:12

Foul by Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United).

53:12

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

50:44

Foul by Carl Martin (Macclesfield Town).

50:44

Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

50:02

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

45:00

Second Half begins Macclesfield Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

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

45:00 +0:30

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

45:00 +0:30

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

44:40

Foul by Paul Turnbull (Macclesfield Town).

44:40

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

43:05

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

43:05

Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

41:53

Foul by Paul Lewis (Macclesfield Town).

41:53

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

38:11

Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

35:32

Corner, Cambridge United.

30:56

Foul by Tom Bonner (Cambridge United).

30:56

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

30:28

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

29:19

Attempt blocked. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

28:00

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

26:01

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).

26:01

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

24:40

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

20:22

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

19:12

Corner, Cambridge United.

18:12

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

17:17

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

17:17

Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

16:35

Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

16:19

Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Ryan Donaldson.

15:38

Corner, Cambridge United.

14:40

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

12:40

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

10:36

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).

10:36

Danny Andrew (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

9:06

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

3:12

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Chris Holroyd tries a through ball, but Chris Holroyd is caught offside.

2:56

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

2:20

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Macclesfield Town).

2:20

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

1:55

Attempt saved. Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:32

Foul by Chris Holroyd (Macclesfield Town).

0:32

Tom Champion (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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