Ollie Lamming helps Cambridge South sign off on a high

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 April 2018

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Draw earns top three billing in East Men’s League

Ollie Lamming scored the goal that helped Cambridge South II secure their highest finish in the East Men’s League for several seasons with a 1-1 draw against Cambridge City V.

They went into the game needing a point for third place in Division 4NW, while victory for their opponents would see them leapfrog South in the table.

South struck first, with Jon Mann firing a penalty corner towards Lamming, who deflected home.

They had the majority of possession and territory in the second half, going close to a second through Harry Lewis’ ball across the face of the goal.

But a rare City attack resulted in an equaliser five minutes from time.

South captain Simon Cooper said: “In a way, this match was our season in a microcosm; finding a way to score against the run of play, only to then miss chances when later on top and concede an equaliser.

“Going into the game, we knew that one point would be enough to secure our highest finish in the league for several years, so I’m proud of the boys for sticking it out at the end.”

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