Ryan Ingrey’s late goal sees Cambridge City beat Anstey Nomads 2-1 to extend gap to relegation zone
Cambridge City put eight points between themselves and the Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division relegation zone thanks to Saturday’s 2-1 win at Anstey Nomads.
Hosting Nomads had not tasted defeat all season on their own patch, but they lost home advantage when their Cropston Road pitch was deemed unplayable, with the game subsequently switched to Quorn FC.
It was City that adjusted quicker to the switch in venue and they eventually went in front in the ninth minute courtesy of Dylan Edge’s second goal for the club.
The visiting Lilywhites remained a goal to the good until the 75th minute when Corey Armeni restored parity with an equalising goal.
However, just when it appeared that the two teams were going to have settle for a share of the spoils, City nabbed the victory with four minutes remaining.
Substitute Ryan Ingrey was the match winner as he bundled the ball over the line from close range.
The game was just one of two that was played across the entire division due to the inclement weather, which in turn has seen Robbie Nightingale’s men move up to 16th in the standings.
City will aim to put further daylight between themselves and the bottom two on Saturday (17 February) when they welcome eighth-placed Sporting Khalsa to Westwood Road in St Ives.
Despite taking the lead through Stefan Broccoli, City lost November’s reverse fixture in the west Midlands 2-1.