Faced one shot on target – Iredale’s missile that drew Cambridge level. But that aside he was impressive at dealing with balls into the box.
Has enjoyed a consistent couple of weeks and this was a standout display from the stopper. Used the ball well, something the manager has alluded to.
Another big home performance in his 100th Town game. Seemed to head away a lot of what Cambridge threw at Town.
One of his finest games for Town so far. Showed his excellent composure and helped Town attack from deep. Lovely cross for Bowman’s opener.
Delivery from right wing-back is nearly always on the money and never shirks a challenge or brings anything less than 100 per cent energy.
Enjoyed a fine game anchoring midfield. Not tested in the same way as he was against MK Dons but is still crucial in keeping shape and mopping up.
Another excellent display from the flying Whalley. Terrified U’s defenders with his skilful runs. Fine through ball for Bowman’s crucial second. Such a threat.
Back from suspension and continues to produce in Town blue and yellow. Still out of position in central midfield but he is growing as a character and leader. Nicely-taken late goal.
A third straight start. Has found his spot in the side for now and this was his best yet. Showed desire and ability on the left.
Almost 100 Town games and this was up there. A scintillating striker’s display with everything but a goal. Sensational hold-up, drive and touch. Unplayable.
What a day. What a fortnight. What a story. A perfect hat-trick on a perfect day after a frightening fortnight. Took all three goals with aplomb.
Josh Daniels (for Bennett, 65), (Pyke, 87 Worked hard n/a), Aaron Pierre (for Ogbeta, 76), Tom Bloxham (for Whalley, 84). Subs not used: Burgoyne, Leshabela, Cosgrove.