Cambridge claimed a 2-1 win towards Newport at a rain-soaked Abbey Stadium to maneuver above their opponents and into second in Sky Bet League Two.
A key flashpoint got here after 21 minutes when U’s midfielder Luke Hannant kicked out at Joss Labadie however escaped punishment from referee Carl Brook.
Labadie fired an important probability over moments later, after which the house facet loved a dominant spell.
Harry Darling’s header was disallowed for offside, and within the thirty third minute Paul Mullin rounded Nick Townsend earlier than being denied by the recovering goalkeeper.
Seven minutes earlier than half-time Mullin broke the impasse, firing house Wes Hoolahan’s cross after transfer down the left.
The begin of the second half was delayed by 10 minutes whereas standing water was cleared from the pitch following a first-half downpour.
Mullin doubled his tally for the afternoon after 61 minutes, with Hoolahan once more the supplier, firing into the roof of the web after Newport had given the ball away.
Scott Twine halved the deficit with a shocking 30-yard effort six minutes later which flew in off the underside of the crossbar, however County couldn’t discover an equaliser.