Cambridge City continue winning run in battle to beat the Evo-Stik League Southern, Premier Division drop

PUBLISHED: 13:07 12 April 2017

Cambridge City's Ollie Snaith

Cambridge City's Ollie Snaith

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Lilywhites edge closer to safety

Cambridge City have made it three wins in a row to put themselves within reach of safety in the Evo-Stik League Southern, Premier Division.

They defeated Cirencester Town 3-0 on Saturday, and followed it up with a 1-0 victory over Cinderford Town on Tuesday night.

The Lilywhites had a boost on the eve of their game against Cirencester Town as Hayes, who are in the final relegation place, lost to Stratford Town.

And it did not take long for City to break the deadlock at Cirencester.

Norman Wabo had done well to create the opportunity for Dan Walker, who made no mistake from 18 yards.

Cirencester upped the tempo and Charlie Griffin went close, with his cushioned header hitting the bar.

Wabo had a chance for City at the start of the second half, but his attempted lob went over.

City gave themselves some breathing space in the 77th minute when Ollie Snaith scored.

There was still time for City to get a third, as, in the 80th minute, Wabo seized on Cirencester’s hesistancy in clearing a free kick to slam home.

City had a late blow though when defender Jordan Williams received a later red card.

City then headed to Cinderford for a rearranged match that had originally been abandoned after 80 minutes, when the Lilywhites were leading 2-1.

City made a bright start and took the lead after four minutes.

An inswinging corner was flicked on and Wabo reacted quickest to nip in at the far post to poke the ball home.

It was a third win and clean sheet in a row for City, who are now only in the relegation places because of an inferior goal difference to King’s Langley, with both teams having 40 points and three matches remaining.

The Lilywhites now host Dorchester on Saturday and travel to Kettering on Monday.

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