Robbie Nightingale believes there is more to come from Cambridge City
Magnificent seven sees Lilywhites move into play-off places
Robbie Nightingale has warned that Cambridge City are only just starting to get into their stride after moving into the Evo-Stik League, South East Division play-off places.
They have won four games in a row, after Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Aylesbury United was followed by a 7-1 triumph over Marlow on Monday night.
James Hall netted in the defeat of Aylesbury and was on target again two days later, when Ben Seymour-Shove grabbed a hat-trick, and Jordan Gent, Ryan Towner and Ryan Sharman, with his 30th of the season, got one apiece against Marlow.
“We couldn’t have asked for anything more really,” said City manager Nightingale. “I thought from start to finish we controlled the game.
“It’s difficult sometimes when teams are late. It disrupts your preparation and I thought we handled it really well.
“We started brightly and thoroughly deserved the win.
“Sometimes, when you are 3-0 up in 20 minutes you almost know the game is won. I thought we moved the ball well without really getting out of third or fourth gear.
“Any time we did play with any real pace, we got in. It was good in that aspect as we were carrying a few knocks and there were two or three that played who managed to get through the game.
“We’re really pleased with the performance as a whole and we’ve been able to give two younger boys [Isaac Maynard and Alex Lyratzopoulos] an opportunity and they both impressed as well.”
The win over Marlow saw City leapfrog Chalfont St Peter into sixth place, and they still have games in hand of their rivals.
“It’s where we want to be and where we set out at the beginning of the season to be and we’ve still got nine really important games,” said Nightingale.
“It’s four on the bounce now and we want to keep that momentum going and striving to be better, because I think we can be as we’re still a little bit away from where I want us to be.
“Credit where credit is due as over the last four games we’ve taken that little blip of the two defeats and kicked on a bit. And there is so much more to come from this group of players.
“We’re starting to get a bit of momentum and things are looking positive.”
City are away to Northwood on Saturday, and are then at home to Kempston Rovers on Easter Monday, kick off 3pm.