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Cambridge first place hopes in National League One brought to an end by Rosslyn Park



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Kwaku Asiedu in action for Cambridge. Picture: Chris Fell
Kwaku Asiedu in action for Cambridge. Picture: Chris Fell

Cambridge’s outside hopes of finishing top of National League One were brought to an end with a 26-20 defeat at Rosslyn Park.

They have already exceeded expectations this season, but there remained a possibility that Richie Williams’ side could take first place, although other results would have to finish in their favour.

However, any ambitions of catching Caldy or Sale FC concluded at Rosslyn Park, whose own aspirations of getting promoted were finished the previous week.

Cambridge made a good start through Harry Johnston’s penalty after 17 minutes, but the hosts hit back almost immediately.

Dan Laventure powered through to touch down, and then a quick tap penalty allowed Nick Lovell to get a second try to make it 14-3.

Winger Kwaku Asiedu burst clear to touch down for an unconverted try to make it 14-8 at half time.

After the break, a smart kick from Brandon Jackson unleashed Josh Adams to collect to touch down to make it 19-8 after 57 minutes.

Park extended their lead as winger Ben Howard raced onto a long kick and grounded the ball just before it went out of play.

Cambridge rallied and Will Priestley applied the finishing touch to an impressive line break.

Asiedu got his second try late on and Johnston added the conversion to secure Cambridge a losing bonus point.

The result sees Cambridge replaced in third in the table by Park. Caldy lead the way with 107 points, seven clear of Sale FC who have a game in hand. The two face each other this Saturday (April 23).

Cambridge have their final home match of the season this Saturday, against close rivals Bishop’s Stortford.



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