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Nuneaton Town 0-0 Cambridge United

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.

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 29Roos
  • 5Dean
  • 15Gordon
  • 11Streete
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forTrainerat 67'minutes
  • 7Armson
  • 6Walker
  • 13Sleath
  • 16YorkSubstituted forTaylorat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Moult
  • 26HibbertSubstituted forBrownat 75'minutesBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 17Taylor
  • 10Brown
  • 2Akubuine
  • 27Ladapo
  • 20Trainer

Cambridge

  • 1Maxwell
  • 22SpillaneSubstituted forArnoldat 81'minutes
  • 6Miller
  • 4Coulson
  • 3Taylor
  • 14Tait
  • 18Berry
  • 11Dunk
  • 8Champion
  • 9CunningtonSubstituted forDonaldsonat 46'minutes
  • 10Elliott

Substitutes

  • 24Arnold
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 7Donaldson
  • 5Bonner
  • 32Brown
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
1,478

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.
Attempt missed. Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Connor Taylor replaces Wesley York.
Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by James Armson with a cross.
Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Elliott with a cross.
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.
Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Phil Trainer (Nuneaton Town).
Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Michael Spillane.
Attempt missed. Delroy Gordon (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).
Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. James Armson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Andy Brown (Nuneaton Town).
Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Andy Brown replaces Dave Hibbert.
Offside, Cambridge United. Tom Elliott tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).
Danny Sleath (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cambridge United.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Phil Trainer replaces Jon Adams.
Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Offside, Cambridge United. Luke Berry tries a through ball, but Luke Berry is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Michael Spillane.
Foul by Gareth Dean (Nuneaton Town).
Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Greg Taylor with a cross.
Foul by Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town).
Michael Spillane (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Dave Hibbert (Nuneaton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Walker.
Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Adam Cunnington.

Second Half

Second Half begins Nuneaton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Nuneaton Town 0, Cambridge United 0.
Attempt blocked. Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Nuneaton Town.
Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).
James Armson (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Tait.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Corner, Cambridge United.
Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).
Wesley York (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Theo Streete (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Richard Tait (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Louis Moult (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
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