Ben Seymour-Shove makes scoring start to life at Cambridge City

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 December 2017

Ryan Sharman scores Cambridge City's second goal against Axbridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

Ryan Sharman scores Cambridge City's second goal against Axbridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

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And another newcomer is eager to play a part at the Lilywhites

Cambridge City’s eventful period has continued on and off the pitch.

At the end of last week, they signed winger Ben Seymour-Shove from landlords St Ives Town.

And he went straight into the squad for the clash with AFC Uxbridge, making a goal-scoring start from the bench in the 5-1 win in the Evo-Stik League, South East Division.

Seymour-Shove had been at St Ives for four years, and scored the winning goal in the play-off final win against AFC Rushden & Diamonds in 2016.

He had been a regular in the St Ives team this season, scoring four times, but decided to make the switch to City and made his debut after 68 minutes.

By that stage, City were leading 3-0. Jack Vasey had opened the scoring in the 37th minute, and Ryan Sharman doubled the lead on 42 minutes.

James Hall fired in the third after 65 minutes, and Sharman grabbed a second after 71 minutes.

Anthony Thomas pulled a goal back for AFC Uxbridge, but Seymour-Shove had the final say in the 80th minute, smashing a fine shot past keeper Paul McCarthy.

Off the pitch, City have appointed Sid Cullum as their new company secretary.

Cullum has been the chairman of Cambridge City Ladies & Girls and is a lifelong City fan, having supported the club since 1958.

“I am delighted to join the board of directors as company secretary,” said Cullum. “These are exciting times for the club with the move to Sawston on the horizon, and having held the same post at the Coulson Building Group for 26 years, I hope to bring some experience to the role as well as assisting with the new community stadium project.

“I have been very lucky to have worked with some wonderful people over the years, and where I have been involved in football I have seen plenty of success, and it will be great now to see the same happen at Cambridge City.”

City chairman Kevin Satchell said: “Sid will be an excellent addition to the board.

“He is well known to many City fans, and has many years of experience which can only be beneficial to all of us as we make plans to move to Sawston.”

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