Cambridge City set for stern test in bid for promotion

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 April 2018

Jordan Williams scored City's opening goal against Hartley & Wintney.

Jordan Williams scored City's opening goal against Hartley & Wintney.

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Backlog means seven matches in 14 days for the Lilywhites

Cambridge City’s task of earning promotion from Evo-Stik League, South East Division does not appear to be one for the faint-hearted.

While the Lilywhites are doing all they can on the pitch to be up there with the front runners, the weather is doing its best to make life as difficult as possible.

Ryan Sharman was on target as City earned a 1-1 draw with top-10 side Kempston Rovers last midweek, and they then blew away fellow promotion-chasers Hartley & Wintney in the second half last Saturday.

Jordan Williams gave them a first-half lead, and James Hall doubled it a minute after the break.

Jake Baxter was on target for Hartley & Wintney to reduce the arrears, but Ryan Towner and Hall found the net to give City victory.

The Lilywhites were due to be back in action on Monday night, at home to Chalfont St Peter, who are a place behind City in seventh.

However, a waterlogged pitch led to a postponement, and leaves City with seven games in 14 days to complete the season.

It starts away at fifth-placed AFC Dunstable, who are a point above City, this Saturday (April 14).

In the Thurlow Nunn League, Premier Division, Histon kept alive their own promotion hopes with a 6-1 win over Ipswich Wanderers.

Dan Brown fired a hat-trick and Danny Gould, Lee Smith and Evan Key got one apiece.

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