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Match Preview: City v Yaxley
Posted by Andrew Dunn
Oct 5, 2018, 12:27

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Cambridge City return to Bridge Road tomorrow for their first home action since 15 September as they entertain Yaxley.

Since their last home action against Coleshill Town, City have been on the road at both Welwyn Garden City and Dunstable Town, collecting four points in the process and if you add in the win against Coleshill, the Lilywhites have taken 7 from the last 9 available.

Boss Robbie Nightingale will once again be without the services of Ryan Towner who will miss his second of 3 games following his sending off at Welwyn. On the plus side, Josh Oyinsan is set to be available after missing last weekend also through suspension. As in the game against Dunstable, both Lewis Whitehead and Ross Paterson could stake a claim to be in the starting line-up.

City take on a Yaxley side who are making their debut in the Southern League this year, and have started the season in encouraging form and are currently 11th in the table having lost 5 of their 8 games to date. Their last league victory was a fortnight ago when they won 4-3 at AFC Dunstable, but in the last 2 matches they have shipped a remarkable 16 goals with a 7-3 defeat against Aylesbury United last Saturday followed by a 9-0 drubbing in the league cup at the hands of Biggleswade in midweek.

What do we know about Yaxley FC…?

The club was established in 1962 where they joined the Peterborough & District League. Shortly afterwards, the first of several name changes for the club as they became Yaxley British Legion, a name they kept until 1986 when they became Coalite Yaxley.

After the name change, they became founder members of Division One of the Eastern Counties League before changing their name once again in 1990 to Clarksteel Yaxley. What followed was disaster, as they were removed from the ECL due to a ground grading technicality (sound familiar), and were demoted to the West Anglia League.

However, after gaining promotion to the United Counties League in 1995 they progressed through the league before winning the Premier Division title last year, and with it a place in the Southern League.

With City unbeaten in the last 3 games, the prediction panel are in relative upbeat mood this week. Here’s what they have to say.

Alan Palmer

"I like the look of our defence right, now and I am hopeful that we can get a clean sheet. Yaxley have shipped a few of late, so I am going for a 3-0 win for City."

Harvey Dunn

"It was 2 points dropped at Dunstable last week. Tomorrow will be another tough game as Yaxley have started the season well and despite sitting mid-table, they have picked up some decent results. We will have to be at our best to win, and also be better at taking our chances. I think our unbeaten run will continue, but I think it will be a 1-1 draw".

Steve Warne

"Despite the setback last week we are on a good unbeaten run. Yaxley are another new side to this league, but I’m sure Robbie has done his homework. They arrive on the back of some big defeats, so a fast start could dent their confidence. As long as we can cut out daft individual errors, I think we have enough firepower to win the game. We’ve been strong at home so far, so I am going for a 3-1 win".

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Match Sponsors

The match tomorrow is being very kindly sponsored by Ken Anderson in memory of the late Margaret Anderson. The match ball sponsor is Roger De Ste Croix. Kick-off at Bridge Road is at 3:00pm.

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