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17:09 14th April 2012
By  Webteam

Barrow AFC 1 - 3 Cambridge United

Cambridge United paid for the entry of all their fans making the long trip north to Barrow and the grateful U's supporters were treated to a solid away performance and saw their side score three goals in a league match for the first time since October.

Michael Gash gave the U's an early lead on his return to the starting XI, the striker controlling excellently inside the area before hammering a volley past Danny Hurst in the Barrow goal.

However, the visitors' lead proved to be short-lived when Jack Mackreth finished low past Danny Naisbitt just four minutes later.

Not to be deterred, the U's regained the lead before the half-time whistle. On-loan Hereford United midfielder Harry Pell was on hand to tuck away his second goal in as many games after a spot of pinball inside the Barrow penalty area following a Rossi Jarvis corner.

Jarvis' set piece delivery once again proved to be the home side's undoing in the 58th minute as Kevin Roberts broke free at a corner to power his header home in front of the travelling supporters.

The celebrations were short-lived, however, as Roberts sustained a serious-looking ankle injury in scoring the goal and had to be stretched from the field of play.

Liam Hughes came on the replace the stricken Roberts while Ashley Corker also came on to made his U's debut as the visitors saw out the game without too many scares.

Barrow AFC 1 - 3 Cambridge United FT

Mackreth 20' - Gash 16' Pell 38' Roberts 58'

Cambridge United: Naisbitt, Roberts (Hughes 62'), Jennings, McAuley, Hudson, Shaw (Corker 87'), Jarvis, Pell, Gash, Thorpe, Berry. Subs: Ambrusics, Hughes, Corker, Brighton

Barrow AFC: Danny Hurst, Paul Smith, Andy Nicholas, Danny Hone, Gavin Skelton, Jack Mackreth, Richie Baker, Andy Ferrell, James Owen (Moyo 50'), Paul Rutherford, Adam Boyes Subs: Moyo, Lomax, Cudworth
    Data provided by Press Association