EVO-STIK South - East Division: AFC Dunstable 2 Cambridge City 2
City left it late, very late, to grab what might be a very valuable point against fellow promotion contenders, AFC Dunstable. James Hall was the hero for the Lilywhites, continuing his goal a game record by finding the net deep into time added on.
City went into the game hoping to build on their demolition of another promotion contender, Hartley Wintney, last time out. Unfortunately it became obvious pretty quickly that they would be asked some serious questions by the home side as a red hot start saw the hosts two up within the first fifteen minutes, BJ Christie and Leon Cashman both finding the net.
Despite the set-back, City steadied themselves and began to get back into the game, but without seriously looking like reducing the arrears. City managed to reach the break with no more damage done, but not without a little scare when Cashman went crashing to the deck in the area, only to see the referee wave play-on.
A chance early on in the second half for Christie was well saved by Josh Bexton, as Dunstable looked to put the game to bed.
City hit back minutes later, but former Lilywhite, Jamie Head, pulled off a fine stop to deny Ryan Sharman.
Head had won that battle, but he could do nothing about Sharman's next effort. Good work from Nathan Olukunmi saw him deliver a pinpoint cross and Sharman did the rest, powering home a header.
With twenty minutes left, it was very much game on, but it looked as though City's efforts would be in vain as no equaliser was forthcoming and the game ticked into stoppage time, the referee indicating six minutes to play. City pressed and finally got their reward with Hall firing home with practically the last kick of the game. Cue wild celebrations!
Click to hear Manager, Robbie Nightingale's views on the game
1. Josh Bexton
2. Ben Robinson (booked)
3. Salim Relizani
4. Ross Paterson (c)
5. Jordan Gent
6. Jordan Williams
7. Ebby Nelson-Addy
8. Ryan Towner
9. James Hall (goal 90+6)
10.Ryan Sharman (goal 71)
12.Jack Vasey (3-68)
15.Nathan Olukanmi (11-61)
17.Sam Squire (8-73)
AFC Dunstable: 1.Jamie Head, 2.Newman Carney (booked), 3.Danny Murphy, 4.Ryan Frater (booked), 5.Bill Morgan (booked), 6.Chris Tavernier, 7.Bernie Christie (goal 12), 8.Moses Olaleye (c) (booked), 9.Nathan Frater (booked), 10.Drew Roberts, 11.Leon Cashman (goal 14)
Subs: 12.Lewis Bircham (10-70), 14.Terry Griffiths (3-82), 15.Kyle Ajayi, 16.Brandon Carney (7-85), 17.Dan Blackman
Referee: Andy Loe
Assistants: Bob Trinder and Jon Panconi
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