Ollie Snaith urges Cambridge City to push on after Cinderford Town win

PUBLISHED: 07:05 07 April 2017

Ollie Snaith scored Cambridge City's winner against Cinderford. Picture: Rich Marsham

Ollie Snaith scored Cambridge City's winner against Cinderford. Picture: Rich Marsham

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First hurdle cleared by Lilywhites

Ollie Snaith believes that if Cambridge City continue to work as a team then Evo-Stik League Southern, Premier Division survival is within their grasp.

The midfielder scored the only goal as City started a vital run of six games with a 1-0 victory over bottom club Cinderford Town.

The Lilywhites dominated the game from start to finish, creating plenty of opportunities although without forcing Cinderford keeper Cameron Clarke into many saves.

Midfielder Lee Stevenson was a vocal and experienced presence in central midfield, while striker Norman Wabo caught the eye with some good touches up front.

And it was the Southend loanee who combined with Dan Walker to put through Snaith in the 59th minute, and although he fired his first effort across goal, the clearance fell back to the midfielder to smash home the rebound.

“It was an important win and hopefully we can keep it up now,” said Snaith.

“We’ve got Cirencester and then Cinderford again, so hopefully we can get more three points.

“There’s still a possibility of staying up, it’s just getting the results and if we work as a team then I think we can do it.

“It’s been up and down here but I think as long as we stick together then we will be all right, and that’s the key thing, it’s a team performance. There are five games left, and if we can pick up three points in each game then we can easily stay up, I think.

“I’ve enjoyed it here. I like Robbie (Nightingale, the City manager) and Dave Theobald (the first-team coach) and love the way they run the club so it’s good. It’s hard to play football on the pitch but we still manage to do it as we showed.

“Staying up is the main target, and sticking together.”

Snaith added: “I pulled the first shot across goal but luckily it came back to me and I ended up smashing it into the net so it was good.

“The goal settles everyone down collectively and improves everyone’s game as well, so hopefully we can take it on to the next game.”

That next game is on Saturday away to Cirencester Town, who are five points above City – also in the relegation places – having played a game more.

It was announced last week that City would be extending their groundshare agreement with St Ives Town for another season, and with the option of an extra year.

“Everyone at St Ives has been very good to us over the last two years and we have an excellent relationship with them,” said City chairman Kevin Satchell.

“I am delighted that this will continue for next season. That said, I do understand the difficulties some of our fans have getting to our home games.

“However, St Ives is currently the only viable option open to us so we will remain at Westwood Road whilst we continue in our quest to relocate to a permanent home.”

Histon also kept alive their safety hopes with a 2-1 win at Ashford Town in Division One Central.

Matty Allan slotted in the opener after nine minutes and Max York volleyed in the second after 19 minutes.

Ashford pulled a goal back in the 63rd minute, but Histon held on for to clinch a vital three points that leaves them six points from safety with four games remaining.

They host Uxbridge this Saturday.

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