Cambridge United travelled to Woking to play Hayes and Yeading looking to win back to back games after their midweek victory against Lincoln City. Hayes and Yeading needed three points to drive themselves away from the relegation zone.
Manager Jez George made three changes to the team that features against Lincoln, Robert Ambrusics coming in to make his debut as Danny Naisbitt dropped to the bench. Blaine Hudson replaced the injured Michael Wylde and Jack Eades started in place of Tom Shaw.
United started the brighter team as they attacked towards the empty large stand behind the goal but didn't test the goalkeeper, Steve Arnold.
Hudson gained the first yellow card of the match as he fouled his man on half way after Hayes and Yeading had broken down a United attack.
The first half had few chances and was a scrappy affair. The best chance fell to Jack Eades as Pugh's through ball found him in the area but he blazed his shot well wide.
The second half had just as few chances as United looked to press on. Andy Pugh blazed a few shots wide and Hayes hardly looked a threat.
The best Hayes and Yeading threat looked to be Mingoia, a quick skillful player who burst down the wings often but had no real outlet to deliver the ball too.
United replaced Eades with Gash and Thorpe came on for Hughes as they looked to press forward but wayward shooting denied United the lead. With 8 minutes to go Dwayne Lee was shown the red card for a two-footed tackle on Luke Berry, but United never took advantage of their extra man.
Pugh blazed wide from six yards whilst inside the box and both Berry and Gash fired over from outside the area.
FULL-TIME: Hayes & Yeading 0 - Cambridge United 0
16:52: The referee blows for full time.
16:51: Owusu takes the ball down the right and avoids the challenge of Jennings. He crosses the ball and it finds Cadmore on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked and United break. Harry Pell plays the ball out wide Thorpe, who crosses the ball and Hayes clear but only to Berry on the edge of the box. His shot is blazed high over the bar.
16:50: Roberts launches the ball forward and United earn a corner. Jarvis takes the corner but it is easily cleared.
16:47: Spence clatters into Thorpe. Thorpe gets straight up, but Spence remains on the floor. He also receives a yellow card for the tackle. Four minutes of added time is shown by the fourth official.
16:47: Gash brings the ball down the left hand side and feeds it to the middle where Jarvis plays a through ball to Pugh. Pugh should test the goal keeper but he fires it wide.
16:44: Jarvis nearly latches onto a ball in the box, but he misses it and the referee gives a free kick for a high foot.
16:38 RED CARD (Hayes and Yeading): The referee does not hesitate to show a red card to Dwayne Lee, as he goes in two footed on Luke Berry. Berry got straight back up and is fine to play on.
16:37 Substitution (Hayes and Yeading): Hayes and Yeading make their final change. The very lively Mingoia is replaced by Freddie Warren.
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16:34: Pugh plays in Gash on the right hand side who drives into the box but his shot is closed down and goes out for a corner. The corner is taken by Thorpe and is easily cleared by Hayes and Yeading.
16:31 Substitution (United): Jonathan Thorpe replaces Liam Hughes.
16:30: Gash receives the ball and he is onside! He takes the ball forward, cuts inside but blasts his shot over.
16:25: A cross by the lively Mingoia is nearly met by Owusu but the ref gives United a free kick for a high foot.
16:22: Jarvis picks the ball up from Pell on the edge of the box. He tries a curler into the bottom right hand corner, but his shot is saved.
16:20 Substitution (Hayes and Yeading): Double change for the Reds. Julian Owusu is replaced by Collins and Aiden O'Brian replaces Wishart. Nas Bashir opts to change both of his strikers.
16:17: Gash is involved straight away for United. He heads the ball onto Pugh who moves the ball back to Pell. He cuts inside and shoots, it curves just over the crossbar.
16:15 Substitution (United): Early change for united, Eades is replaced by Gash. Gash joins Pugh upfront and Pell drops into left midfield. Hughes pushes over to right midfield.
16:13: Andy Pugh receives the ball in the box, turns whilst under pressure and shoots but he drags it wide.
16:11: Hand takes a free kick to the left of the box, but Ambrusics comes to meet it confidently.
16:10: Jennings takes a throw near to the corner flag. His throw meets Pell, who turns his player and unleashes a shot that hits a red player. Pell appeals for handball but nothing is given.
16:06: A Hayes player bursts into the box under pressure from Roberts, he loses the ball and the ref goes back and gives a free kick for a shirt pull on the Hayes player. The free kick is taken short to Cadmore who's shot is met in the air by Ambrusics. Pele goes into the book, after taking out Ambrusics in the air.
16:02: Mingoia brings he ball forward with a swift pace. He delivers the ball to the middle and it finds Hand, whose shot is blocked and it goes out for a corner. The corner is easily gathered by Ambrusics.
16:02: Cambridge are out for the second half first and are shortly followed by the home side. The ref blows his whistle and we are underway.
15:45: HALF-TIME: Hayes & Yeading 0 - Cambridge United 0
15:45: Williams brings the ball forward and plays in Wishart. He breaks into the box, but Hudson tracks back well to put the ball out for a corner. The corner is poor and only finds Jennings on the edge of the six yard box who clears the ball and the ref blows for half time.
15:43: The fourth official indicates a minute of added time will be played.
15:41: Mingoia picks the ball up in the centre circle and drives forward. He turns Roberts outside and unleashes a shot but it goes wide.
15:39: Jarvis gathers the ball and is tackled fairly. The ball finds Pugh, who takes on his man but his shot is blasted over.
15:36: Jarvis attempts to play the ball forward, but is taken out by Hand. Jarvis and Hand exchange words in front of the referee, who gives them a lecture and sends them both away without a card. Jennings takes the free kick but slips and Hayes and Yeading have a throw in their own half.
15:35: Eades tries to earn a free kick as the ball goes out of play but the ref ignores him. Lee takes a long flow which meets Wishart but his flick on flies over the bar.
15:31: Pell earns a soft free kick, ten yards outside the area. James Jennings crosses the ball and it finds Hughes who plays it back in to the danger area and after a poor cross it meets Berry on the penalty spot, who fires his shot over.
15:30: Right back Argent brings the ball forward for Hayes and lays it back off to Lee. His poor shot finds a Hayes and Yeading player in the box but his shot goes wide. It wouldn't have counted however as he was offside.
15:28: A neat bit of play in the centre of the field, as Jarvis and Eades link up well. Eades runs down the line and earns a corner. The corner is taken by Jarvis to Pell, at the near post, but his flick flies over the cross bar.
15:23: Jarvis appears to win the ball, but the ref gives Hayes and Yeading a free kick, about 25 yards from goal. Hand tries a neat free kick out wide to Mingoia but he is tackled and United clear the ball over the stand.
15:21: United are playing well and keeping the ball well. Pugh holds the ball up again and Berry takes the ball. He whips it out wide to Eades on the right, who takes a shot but I flies wide of Arnolds goal.
15:20: Pugh holds the ball up well and slides the ball into Eades, he takes on his man and delivers a cross but it hits Pell and goes out for a goal kick.
15:16: Cambridge are playing keep ball and being patient. Pell gathers the ball from Berry, just outside the box, and lashes a shot at goal but its straight at the keeper.
15:12: Pugh takes down Cadmore in the Hayes half, who lofts the ball into the box. The ball is initially cleared by United but it finds Collins on the edge of the area but his shot sails just over the bar.
15:09: The first yellow card of the game goes to Blaine Hudson, who takes out his man on half way after a Unite break had been broken down. From the resulting free kick Hayes give the ball away and United counter but the ball is cleared.
15:07: Hayes and Yeading attempt a through ball, but only confuse their own players as Robert's sees the ball out for a goal kick. From the goal kick Hughes gets the ball out wide but his cross is too long and flies over the head of Pell.
15:04: Hayes immediately from the goal kick attack, but Wishart's shot is blocked and United clear.
15:03: Hayes and Yeading are attempting to play the ball on the floor but are being closed down well by United. Hughes out on the left gathers the ball, turns and plays the ball into Jarvis on the edge of the area who blasts his shot into the empty stand behind the goal.
15:00: Straight away the home team press forward from the kick-off, but the ball runs out of play and Ambrusics gets his first touch on his debut.
15:58: Referee Robert Merchant blows the whistle and the game is underway! He is joined today by Sarah Garratt and Ben Knight. Graham Kane will act as the fourth official.
14:56: The teams walk out of the, er sort of, tunnel and enter the pitch. Cambridge will be attacking from left to right, towards that large main stand here at the Kingfield Stadium. Cambridge fans occupy a small terrace behind the opposite end, along with a pocket of Hayes and Yeading fans.
14:15: Teams are in, manager Jez George gives Robert Ambrusics a first start as Danny Naisbitt drops to the bench. Tom Shaw also drops to the bench and Jack Eades comes in. Blaine Hudson replaces the injured Michael Wylde. Former U's man Mark Bentley starts on the bench for Hayes and Yeading.
Hayes and Yeading: Arnold, Argent, Hand, Cadmore, Williams, Pele, Lee, Collins, Spence, Mingoia. Subs: Owusu, Bentley, O'Brien, Warren, Beasant
Cambridge United: Ambrusics, Roberts(c), Jennings, McAuley, Pugh, Jarvis, Hughes, Berry, Pell, Hudson, Eades. Subs: Naisbitt, Shaw, Gash, Dawkin, Thorpe
Live updates for the U's away trip to Hayes & Yeading provided by cambridgeunited.com reporter Kai Day.