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Arel Amu completes impressive comeback for Cambridge City to beat Coggleshall Town




Adam Watkins scored from the spot in City's win over Coggeshall Town. Picture: Keith Heppell
Adam Watkins scored from the spot in City's win over Coggeshall Town. Picture: Keith Heppell

Arel Amu struck an injury-time winner in Cambridge City’s rousing comeback as they beat Coggeshall Town 3-2 in the BetVictor Isthmian League, North Division.

Ryan Sharman was named in City’s starting line-up after returning to the club from Leiston, but it was not the best of starts as Coggeshall opened the scoring from the spot in the 10th minute after a foul by Seb Simpson was penalised.

Sharman was forced off with a back injury before the break, and that brought Amu into the fray.

But Chris Regis doubled Coggleshall’s lead after half time.

City had the chance to reduce the arrears after Adam Watkins was bundled over in the area, but Amu’s spot-kick was saved.

Hope was provided when Jordan Gent flicked home Matt Sparrow’s shot in the 66th minute.

City were awarded their second penalty of the match in the 80th minute, and this time Watkins dispatched the kick to make it 2-2.

Then, in the second minute of stoppage time, Gent played in Amu who volleyed hom from close range to secure City’s first home league win of the season.

City host Histon this Saturday (September 8) in the Velocity Trophy.



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