Cambridge United

Club Profile

First Played: 1997-8

Win Rate: 45% (from 29 games)

Last Updated: 07 July 2021

What started out as one of our famous cup scalps of the 1990s has turned into quite a tete-a-tete with Cambridge United. Epic league battles of note include them dumping us out of the 2008-9 Blue Square Premier playoffs after extra time and us returning in the following term to kick the snow out of ’em. It was so much fun that we picked it back up again when the Us joined us in the Football League. And who can forget the 4-0 win at their place that you can say kept us up once the 2019-20 season was finally resolved?

If we wanted more, we got it the next season; Boro’ doing the league double over the Us. It came at a price though. Our friends from up the road were promoted to League One. And, in doing so, it robbed us of a guaranteed six points going into the 2021-2 season. Bit harsh that, lads…


Cambridge United: The Facts

Abbey Stadium
Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8LN

01223 566500


Cambridge United: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
29 13 5 11 40 31 9 34 45%

* league points only

Cambridge United: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Tuesday 09 November 2021

Saturday 24 April 2021

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Saturday 18 January 2020

Saturday 28 September 2019

Saturday 05 January 2019

Saturday 01 September 2018

Saturday 14 April 2018

Saturday 25 November 2017

Saturday 25 March 2017

Monday 26 December 2016

Saturday 13 February 2016

Saturday 26 September 2015

Saturday 14 March 2015

Sunday 28 December 2014

Friday 01 January 2010

Saturday 26 December 2009

Monday 04 May 2009

Thursday 30 April 2009

Tuesday 07 April 2009

Sunday 28 December 2008

Saturday 09 February 2008

Saturday 22 September 2007

Saturday 20 January 2007

Saturday 16 September 2006

Monday 02 January 2006

Monday 26 December 2005

Monday 15 December 1997

Saturday 06 December 1997

Players For Us... and Them

Mark Albrighton Profile
Aaron Archer Profile
Jamie Barnwell Profile
Sam Beasant Profile
Lee Boylan Profile
Jon Brady Profile
David Bridges Profile
Steve Butler Profile
Jamie Campbell Profile
Ben Coker Profile
Graham Cox Profile
Paul Digby Profile
John Dreyer Profile
Robert Duffy Profile
James Dunne Profile
Efan Elad Profile
Scott Eustace Profile
Leo Fortune-West Profile
Mark Gibson Profile
Mark Graham Profile
Dean Greygoose Profile
Ritchie Hanlon Profile
Darran Hay Profile
Richard Hodgson Profile
Chris Holroyd Profile
John Hunt Profile
Bradley Johnson Profile
Keith Keane Profile
Jamie Kearns Profile
Paul Mahorn Profile
Billy Manuel Profile
Shaun Marshall Profile
Daryl McMahon Profile
Sam McMahon Profile
Adam Miller Profile
Rob Miller Profile
Fred Murray Profile
Neil Mustoe Profile
Mickey Nunn Profile
Kofi Nyamah Profile
Lloyd Opara Profile
Keith Parker Profile
Lionel Perez Profile
Danny Potter Profile
Jon Rattle Profile
Alex Revell Profile
Ian Richardson Profile
Mark Roberts Profile
Jordan Slew Profile
Michael Thalassitis Profile
Jamie Waite Profile
Laurie Walker Profile
Craig Westcarr Profile
Ian Whitehead Profile
Dean Williams Profile
Calum Willock Profile
Peter Winn Profile

Cambridge United Ground Information

Away Fans’ Stand

Marstons Smooth South Stand

Pre-Match Pints

Facilities for Disabled Fans

Fans with a disability or impairment are charged at the full rate, unless you meet the age criteria for a concession.

Car parking is available for those with the most severe mobility issues. You can apply for spare spaces in the club’s car park via the ticket office. This should be done 48 hours in advance, however. To do so, call 01223 566500.

In terms of actual facilities, there are spaces for wheelchair users in all areas – including the away end. Carers and personal assistants can also be accommodated. People with ambulant disabilities will be accommodated as far as possible when buying their tickets.

If you have a visual impairment and would like to use the club’s matchday commentary service using a headset, you must book in advance. To do so, contact 07929 589925 or [email protected]. You can also read more about the Us disability policy.

Pre-Match Pints

You’re not exactly spoilt for choice when it comes to pubs near the ground, which means you might wish to stay in the city centre before heading up to the ground. That’s if police advice doesn’t end up with away fans being “discouraged” from doing so too.

There is a supporters’ club at the ground, but we find it unlikely that Boro’ fans will be let in. We could be wrong, of course…

Cambridge United Travel Information – Distance: 33 miles

By Road

For what is one of our shorter trips, head north on the A1(M) to Junction 9. Here, take the A6141 to Baldock and join the eastbound A505 towards Cambridge and Royston.

Once you reach Royston, take the northbound A1198 for nearly four-and-a-half miles. You should reach a roundabout right about now. If so, take the third exit for the A603. If not, we say Google is your friend. Stay on the A603 to go across the M11 and enter the ‘burbs of Cambridge.

The A603 kinks left as you come into Cambridge. Shortly after it does, take the second exit at the roundabout for the A1134. At the next roundabout, it’s a left onto Trumpington Road and then right very quickly after for Lensfield Road and the A603 once more.

After a mile, take the third exit at the roundabout onto Newmarket Road (A1134) and be sure you have Premier Inn and Travelodge to your right. You’ll also pass a retail park, before swinging round to the right. This is when you’ll be confronted by the ground. Woop!

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You can’t park at the Abbey Stadium and the advice is to use the matchday Park and Ride service. This is from the Newmarket Road site (CB5 8AA) and costs fans £2.50 a head to get to and from the ground. If you’re going with kids, however, you’ll have to pay a normal £3 fare. This does mean that one kid goes free with you.

Other options include parking opposite the ground in Ditton Walk and Ditton Fields.

By Rail

Services to: STEVENAGE

It’s a bit of a walk from the station to the football ground – and it’s likely to take you more than 30 minutes to do it. When leaving the station, turn right out of the main entrance.

You should arrive on the bend of Devonshire Road, where you need to turn right. Stay on Devonshire Road; passing the Devonshire Arms (left) and then turning right for Mill Road to cross back over the railway. Continue past the Earl of Beaconsfield and The Sea Tree.

Turn left onto Sedgwick Street; this becomes Cromwell Road after about a third of a mile, but continue regardless. And, at the roundabout, bear left and remain on Cromwell Road for a further 0.4 miles.

Once you get to the junction with Coldhams Lane, cross over into the recreation ground; turning left to follow the path of the small waterway on your left. If you’re on the right track, you’ll soon see the larger Coldham’s Brook join you from the right.

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