Richard Money believes his side did The FA Trophy Final “justice” as they completed a 4-0 rout of Gosport Borough on Sunday.
The Conference Premier high-fliers were always favourites to beat their opponents from the south coast, but boss Money had previously warned his side of the danger in being caught out on the day.
And they responded in style as a brace from former England U19s striker Ryan Donaldson and goals from Ryan Bird and Luke Berry proved enough to secure a comfortable victory for the U's.
"I'm very pleased, and pleased that we did the game justice," Money told TheFA.com after the game.
"We played very well with some really good movement at times and to win the game 4-0 is just-reward for the hard work that we have put in this season.
"We wanted to come and do The FInal justice and the stadium justice and it was a chance for the players to showcase their ability so I'm pleased that we approached it in the way that we did.
"They [Gosport] started well and they're not Finalists for no reason - they can obviously play.
"But we always felt that if we could find the right pass at the right time, we could hurt them and thankfully we did."
Cambridge currently head the chase of Conference table-toppers Luton Town, but with a 14 point lead and just ten games to go this season, Money admits that a play-off spot is most the most likely outcome for his team.
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But with one Wembley appearance and a victory under their belts now, he wants the club and fans to pull together and make it a campaign to remember with a return under the Arch in May.
"It's a real reward for the supporters, who have been terrific since Christmas really when we struggled a little bit," he added.
"We've needed them to keep us going and today was a chance for us to pay them back a little bit.
"Every experience is good and we want to be back here in May, even though we're not even assured of a play-off place with ten games to go.
"If we can, now we've had a taste of it, we want to come back."
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