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Cambridge City make it three wins on the trot


By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk


Cambridge Citys Euan Gilmour
Cambridge Citys Euan Gilmour

Gilmour goal sets City on their way

Euan Gilmour opened the scoring to put Cambridge City on their way to a 4-1 win over Wapping in Men’s Hockey League, Conference East.

City dominated large periods of the game, and in the first 20 minutes were good going forward but were only able to score once.

That goal came from Gilmour. Scott Perry dribbled down the right before passing across the D for Gilmour to score into an empty goal.

At the start of the second half, Wapping equalised, but it was just a matter of time before City restored their lead.

A quick counter-attack saw Tom Butler produce a reverse stick shot from the left of the D, and the ball cannoned off a Wapping stick into the goal.

As Wapping’s discipline levels dropped in the last 20 minutes, it led to them playing with a number of suspensions, and City were able to capitalise.

They increased their lead to 3-1 through a penalty corner drag flick from Marshall Roberts.

The scoring was completed when an attack down the right led to the ball being pulled back for Darren Cheesman to score high into the net.

“This was another good performance from us against a spirited Wapping side who put us under pressure at times,” said D’Souza.

“We had a great positive attitude throughout the game.

“Even when Wapping equalised we reacted brilliantly and immediately went back on the front foot.

“Young Alex Blumfield had a fine game for us at left defence making big contributions in both attack and defence.

“We have a tough match next week against second-placed Richmond HC at home on Sunday.

“We have gained confidence from winning three games on the bounce and go into our last outdoor game of 2016 hoping to put an end to Richmond’s unbeaten record this season.”

City are currently fifth in the table.



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