A superb hat-trick from Josh Oyinsan propelled Cambridge City to second spot in the table as the Lilywhites saw off the challenge of Yaxley courtesy of a 6-2 win at Bridge Road.
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Oyinsan, back in the side following his one match suspension after his sending off at Welwyn a fortnight was the star of the show as City extended their unbeaten run to four games.
City boss Robbie Nightingale was still without the services of Ryan Towner who was serving the second of his three match suspension. Whilst there was still no Salim Reliazni whilst Jordan Gent was preferred ahead of Gui Mailancol.
It was Gent who had arguably the first chance of the game when he met a corner but his header went wide of the post. Then, Lewis Whitehead had an effort that was saved by Olly Sutton in the Yaxley goal.
Gent was then forced to leave the field as he slid into the perimeter fencing following a challenge. Gui Mailancol came off the bench as his replacement.
The visitors who arrived having leaked 16 goals from the last 2 games then had an effort when Daniel Cotton tested Gooch from distance.
However, City always looked the more likely to score, but it was a piece of individual brilliance that broke the deadlock. The ball found its way to Oyinsan who from distance took one look and hit a superb shot with the outside of his boot that curled away from Sutton and into the top corner.
The Lilywhites should have then extended their lead as Ben Robinson and Ryan Sharman linked up well and Robinson was guilty of missing the chance from close range.
Yaxley came out for the second half with more intensity, and were gifted a way back into the contest when Mailancol collided with Gooch which resulted in the ball falling into the path of Tom Waumsley who made no mistake in rolling it into an empty net.
However, the visitors were level for only a short time as Oyinsan was in on the act as he hit a fine low effort past Sutton for his second of the game.
The goal feast continued, but this time it was Yaxley who scored their second of the game. A quick break saw a fine cross parried by Gooch into the path of Joe Butterworth who made no mistake to bring the visitors level.
However, it was all about Oyinsan and there was a feeling that he may well just get another for his hat-trick and so it proved. Once again, it was another fine shot as he picked his spot to perfection to give City the lead once more.
Three became four when Oyinsan this time was the provider as he crossed for Sharman to fire home.
By now, City were all over Yaxley and the industrious James Hall got on the score sheet for the fifth, and then Ebby Nelson-Addy found space, picked his spot and hit another fine effort past Sutton to complete the rout.
So the unbeaten run continues. Next up is a break from league action as the Lilywhites make the short trip to Peterborough Sports in the FA Trophy next weekend.