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Match Preview: Weymouth v City
Posted by Andrew Dunn
Mar 17, 2017, 16:56

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Cambridge City head to Weymouth tomorrow looking for a morale boosting victory that would compensate for the disastrous result at Kings Langley on Tuesday night.

The defeat at the Hertfordshire club left the Lilywhites six points adrift of safety, with eight games of the campaign left to play.

City will take on a Weymouth side that have drawn five of their last six outings. The only win in that sequence came in a 3-2 victory over Kettering Town a fortnight ago. The latest match for the Terras was on Tuesday night when they played out a 0-0 draw at City’s relegation rivals, Hayes & Yeading.

The Dorset side sit 11th in the table having won 12 of their 39 matches so far this season. Seven of those wins have come at home and apart from the win against Kettering, their only other wins at home since the turn of the year have come against City’s fellow strugglers, Cinderford and Cirencester.

Weymouth will look to striker Stuart Fleetwood to be their main threat but will be without midfielder Chris Allen who joined Chippenham Town earlier this week.

City will go into the game looking to take inspiration from their performance in the reverse fixture at Westwood Road at the end of January when goals from Darren Foxley and Matt Foy was enough to give the Lilywhites victory.

Boss Robbie Nightingale should have Jordan Williams available again after the influential defender was missing at Kings Langley due to illness. Manny Osei will not be involved after he had to return to his native Ghana following a family bereavement but striker Goldy Capela looks set to return after being unavailable in midweek.

With a tough trip to Merthyr next Saturday, the Lilywhites know that if they can get something tomorrow and results go with them elsewhere they could once again find themselves back in contention of escaping the drop.

Other key games tomorrow in the relegation battle:

Biggleswade v HAYES & YEADING
CIRENCESTER v ST NEOTS
KINGS LANGLEY v Stratford
Slough v CINDERFORD

If you are making the long trip down to Dorset, then kick-off at the Bob Lucas Stadium is at 3:00pm.

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