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  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
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Braintree TownBraintree TownvCambridgeCambridge
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  • Gash, 25
  • Smith, 59
  • Pugh, 62

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Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Cambridge United 3.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Cambridge United 3.

90 mins:Foul by Kaine Sheppard (Braintree Town).

90 mins:Craig Ross (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

89 mins:James Jennings (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

84 mins:James Jennings (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

84 mins:Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

84 mins:Luke Daley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Curtis Haynes-Brown (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83 mins:Foul by Curtis Haynes-Brown (Cambridge United).

83 mins:Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes with a cross.

80 mins:Substitution, Cambridge United. Curtis Haynes-Brown replaces Harrison Dunk.

78 mins:Attempt saved. Luke Daley (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77 mins:Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77 mins:Foul by Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United).

77 mins:Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Corner, Braintree Town.

75 mins:Foul by Kaine Sheppard (Braintree Town).

75 mins:Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Braintree Town. Declan Hunt replaces Nicky Symons.

73 mins:Corner, Braintree Town.

69 mins:Foul by Michael Gash (Cambridge United).

69 mins:Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam Hughes replaces Sam Smith.

67 mins:Tom Shaw (Cambridge United) is shown the red card for fighting.

67 mins:Foul by Tom Shaw (Cambridge United).

67 mins:Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).

66 mins:Kaine Sheppard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Sparkes replaces James Mulley.

64 mins:Substitution, Braintree Town. Kaine Sheppard replaces Dan Holman.

63 mins:Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

63 mins:Patrick O'Connor (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Goal! Braintree Town 0, Cambridge United 3. Andy Pugh (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Gash.

59 mins:Goal! Braintree Town 0, Cambridge United 2. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Roberts.

58 mins:Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).

58 mins:Sam Smith (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Foul by Sam Smith (Cambridge United).

57 mins:Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Attempt saved. Tom Shaw (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

55 mins:Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55 mins:Foul by Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town).

55 mins:Sam Smith (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Attempt blocked. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52 mins:Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

52 mins:Craig Ross (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Corner, Braintree Town.

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Cambridge United 1.

44 mins:Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

43 mins:Foul by Nicky Symons (Braintree Town).

43 mins:Michael Gash (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

40 mins:Andy Pugh (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Corner, Braintree Town.

39 mins:Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Dean Wells (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Daley.

38 mins:Corner, Braintree Town.

37 mins:Foul by Sam Smith (Cambridge United).

37 mins:Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Attempt blocked. Rossi Jarvis (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36 mins:Foul by James Jennings (Cambridge United).

36 mins:Luke Daley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

35 mins:Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Corner, Braintree Town.

32 mins:Attempt blocked. Andy Pugh (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29 mins:Foul by Tom Shaw (Cambridge United).

29 mins:Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

28 mins:Patrick O'Connor (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Luke Daley (Braintree Town).

28 mins:Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Goal! Braintree Town 0, Cambridge United 1. Michael Gash (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Shaw.

24 mins:Foul by Rory McAuley (Cambridge United).

24 mins:Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

23 mins:Rory McAuley (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Foul by Michael Gash (Cambridge United).

22 mins:Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

20 mins:Craig Ross (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Daley (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

18 mins:Foul by Tom Shaw (Cambridge United).

18 mins:Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).

17 mins:Rory McAuley (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Corner, Braintree Town.

16 mins:Foul by Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United).

16 mins:James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Offside, Cambridge United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Rossi Jarvis.

14 mins:Corner, Cambridge United.

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) left footed shot is blocked.

13 mins:Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).

13 mins:Sam Smith (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

11 mins:Foul by Andy Pugh (Cambridge United).

11 mins:Dan Holman (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Tom Shaw (Cambridge United).

9 mins:Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

7 mins:Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Nicky Symons (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

6 mins:Attempt blocked. Luke Daley (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4 mins:Corner, Braintree Town.

3 mins:Attempt blocked. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot is blocked.

2 mins:Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).

2 mins:Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Hand ball by Michael Gash (Cambridge United).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

team line-up

22Danny Naisbitt
15Alan Massey
16Patrick O'Connor
19Dean Wells
3Samuel Habergham
7Nicky Symons73
17James Mulley64
12Luke Daley
5Matthew Paine
9Sean Marks
20Dan Holman64

substitutes

28Ryan Watts
1Nathan McDonald
26Declan Hunt73
14Kaine Sheppard64
11Daniel Sparkes64

referee

John Hopkins

team line-up

24Craig Ross
2Kevin Roberts
3James Jennings
4Josh Coulson
12Rory McAuley
16Rossi Jarvis
15Andy Pugh
6Tom Shaw
11Harrison Dunk80
28Sam Smith69
9Michael Gash

substitutes

22Robbie Willmott
8Ricky Wellard
34Curtis Haynes-Brown80
1Jonathan Hedge
17Liam Hughes69

referee

John Hopkins

match stats

possession %4654
shots on target54
shots off target32
corners81
tackles won00
offsides21