Cambridge City score four second-half goals to get the better of Shepshed Dynamo
Cambridge City put their troubles in front of goal behind them by recording a 4-1 victory over visiting Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday.
The Lilywhites headed into the Pitching In Northern League Midlands Division contest having found the net just twice from their previous six outings in all competitions.
But after they went into the break 1-0 down at the weekend, Robbie Nightingale’s charges rallied in the second half to pick up their first three points since October 8.
Hosting City carved out the early chances at Westwood Road with the likes of Taylor Parr, Alex Kerr and Liam Chadwick all going close.
However, it was Shepshed that broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute through James Shaw, who applied the finishing touch to Jack Lynch’s left-wing cross. The same player had the opportunity to double the away side’s tally soon after, but City goalkeeper Joe Welch won the one-on-one duel.
The home team made a bright start to the second half and they were rewarded in the 52nd minute with an equalising goal. Parr found Dan Cotton 20 yards out and the attacker found the bottom corner to restore parity.
Skipper Scott Bridges hit the post and Cotton again went close as City started to move through the gears – and so it was no surprise when they took the lead in the 66th minute. Stefan Broccoli was the scorer after he had collected a cross from Kerr.
Bridges went on to put City two goals clear of Shepshed in the 74th minute when he kept his cool from the penalty spot after Bradley Rolt had been upended inside the box, while the scoring was completed late on by Broccoli, who fired into the bottom corner.
Fifteenth-placed City will be on the road at Sporting Khalsa tomorrow and they will also be away from home on Saturday (November 11) at Boldmere St Michaels.