Cambridge City produce rousing performance to beat Richmond

PUBLISHED: 13:37 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:37 28 November 2016

Marshall Roberts was on target for Cambridge City.

Marshall Roberts was on target for Cambridge City.

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City fast start reaps rewards

Cambridge City had a rousing win to sign off for their winter break, beating Richmond 4-1 in the Men’s Hockey League, Conference East.

Richmond were high-flying, just a point off top spot but it was City that looked like the side doing better in the table.

They showed composure throughout the game, rarely looking threatened by the visitors, and had chances to win by a greater number.

A goal from a penalty corner in the second minute from Scott Perry and an effort from Tom Butler five minutes later put them on their way, and a strong period of domination followed where it felt like they were camped on the edge of the Richmond D.

The third goal arrived from a penalty corner from Marshall Roberts, who looked a calm and reassuring figure in defence, confidently carrying the ball out to start attacks.

Richmond’s keeper pulled off a number of good saves early in the second half, but the visitors started to grow into the game.

However, Euan Gilmour won the ball with a good tackle to get into the D and smashed the ball into the back board to make it 4-0.

Richmond had a chance to reduce the deficit with a penalty stroke, but their player put the shot wide.

They did get a consolation though when Nick Molcsan made a good run into the D, and then hit a reverse-stick shot into the goal.

It leaves City in fifth place in the table heading into the break, just three points off first place.

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