EVO-STIK South - East Division: Arlesey Town 1 Cambridge City 6
Having suffered successive league defeats without scoring, City produced a composed display to get back on track with this comprehensive win over bottom club, Arlesey Town.
The home side entered the game with their tails up after ending their 29 game run without a win following their 5-1 midweek demolition of Aylesbury Utd. They may have had their eye on springing a surprise, but City were in no mood to help them out and were in the lead after only eight minutes, Jordan Gent finding the back of the net.
With new signing Ebby Nelson-Addy running the show from midfield for the Lilywhites, it was a surprise a second goal was so long in arriving, but it duly did when Ryan Sharman nodded home Ryan Towner's cross, a minute before the break.
City were in complete control and finished the game as a contest in the 71st minute when James Hall took advantage of Arlesey's failure to clear, to net his 10th of the season. Although the game had gone away from them, Arlesey mustered a response following their best spell of the game, when Keanu Williams found the top corner three minutes later to reduce the deficit.
However, any hopes of an unlikely comeback were squashed as City's response was equally as immediate. Two goals in three mintutes from Sharman and substitute Salim Relizani took City out of sight and a penalty three minutes into stoppage time, expertly dispatched by Hall, ended a prefect day for City.
Click to hear Manager, Robbie Nightingale's views on the game
1. Charlie Bannister
2. Ben Robinson
3. Adam Capel
4. Ross Paterson (c)
5. Jordan Gent (goal 8)
6. Jordan Williams
7. Ebby Nelson-Addy
8. Ryan Towner
9. James Hall (goal 71, Pen 90+3)
10.Ryan Sharman (goal 44, 80)
15.Lewis Wilson (10-82)
16.Ben Seymour-Shove (11-67)
17.Salim Relizani (8-67) (goal 83)
Arlesey Town: 1.Lewis Elsom, 2.Dammy Nickels-Benson, 3.Arti Krasniqi (booked), 4.Ash Farooqui, 5.Joe Steel 6.Henry Musaj, 7.Taz Andrews, 8.Rafe Goodman, 9.Billy Lannon, 10.Taylor Rhiney, 11.Tony Williams
Subs: 12.Keanu Williams (9-70) (goal 75), 14.Kai Stonnel, 15.Hafid Bounyafe, 16.Sam Tamakloe, 17.Elias Moses
Referee: O. Mackay
Assistants: L. Scott and S. Wade
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