Cambridge started the second half with a substitution. Nacca came on for Youngs in a straight swap.
The first action for us came with yet another penalty appeal waved away. A long clearance from Brockie found Bo Henriksen all alone. He took the ball past the U's defenders but was bundled over in the area by Adam Tann. Referee Alan Butler, one of the better ones so far, waved away the Harriers appeals much to the disgust of the North Bank.
Just after that incident Ian Britton took Danny Williams
off to replace him with Sean Parrish. We seemed to lose a bit of influence in midfield and, although it was still an exciting game, it started to get a little scrappy.
We were still pressuring the visitors defence with both Sam Shilton and Bennett putting in crosses from both wings but for all their efforts Drewe and Bo couldn't get a clear shot on goal. In an effort to get things going again Britt replaced Bo with Ian Foster.
He's more direct than Bo and straight away started to run at the defence and put pressure on the Cambridge keeper. His best chance though came from the edge of the area when, instead of crossing the ball for a better placed team mate he decided to go it alone. His shot skimmed the top of the bar and was unlucky not to go in.
We were praying for a third goal for us just to make the game safe but it was Cambridge who nearly added to their score ten minutes from the end when Shane Tudor struck a 20yd free kick that beat the wall. Brock dealt with it easily enough though.
The real miss of the game came from the referee. For reasons only known to himself and his inner daemons Drewe Broughton clearly head butted Adam Tann. Both players went down clutching their heads but after checking they were both Ok the ref gave a drop ball kick.
This man, Broughton, has a serious mental problem which isn't helped by having his skull cracked open every other week. He could end up like a boxer. Punch drunk!
In the closing minutes Cambridge piled on the pressure with headers from Tann and Goodhind that Brockie did well to save but the whistle finally blew on another great victory and another three points.
We've had some good wins in recent weeks but none more satisfying than this one. Cambridge are the best side we've played this season by a long chalk and I can't see how they can't fail to go back up again at the end of the season.
We'll be going with them.