Cambridge City make the short trip to Peterborough Sports tomorrow as the Lilywhites begin their FA Trophy campaign.
The preliminary round tie at Lincoln Road will see in form City visit a club that is just one place above the Lilywhites in the league. The hosts go into the game after gaining a 1-1 draw in the league at Barton Rovers in midweek. They looked to be on course for all 3 points only to be denied by an 89th minute equaliser.
City will make the short trip in good spirits following their 6-2 win against Yaxley last week meaning that they are now 4 games unbeaten. Jordan Gent looks set to miss the match after sustaining a leg injury against Yaxley whilst Salim Relizani is unavailable. Elsewhere, striker Josh Oyinsan will be looking to be among the goals once again following his superb hat-trick last weekend.
What do we know about Peterborough Sports.....
The club became Peterborough Sports in 2001 after formerly being known as Bearings Direct, and prior to that Brotherhoods Engineering Works which is the name they were formed under in 1919.
Sports are nicknamed ĎThe Turbinesí and are in the Southern League after being transferred from the Northern Premier League during the summer. They earned a place in the Northern Premier League after gaining promotion from the United Counties League in 2016/17.
Last weekend, Peterborough Sports were covered by BBC TV for their FA Cup game at home to Chorley. The visitors won the tie 3-0.
A mixed bag of thoughts from the prediction panel this week as City start their FA Trophy campaign.
"This will be a tough game so I will be happy with a replay. I will go for a 2-2 draw".
"Last week was a great performance against Yaxley. Tomorrow will be tough against Peterborough Sports. I saw them last weekend against Chorley and they are a decent side, and if they had taken their chances it would have been a different score. They have some good players, have started the season strong and our record in the FA Trophy hasnít been good for the last few years. Hate to say, but I can see City slipping up, so Iím going for a 2-1 defeat".
"This is a tough opening Trophy match against a side on the rise. Iím hoping their 2 tough matches in the last few days will play a part. It would be good for us to win to earn some money, so in some ways the pressure is off a little. Providing we can focus defensively, I think we have enough to win the tie. It wonít be easy, but I am going for a hard fought 2-1 win".
GOING TO THE GAME:
Peterborough Sports FC
651 Lincoln Road
Note: The FA Trophy itself will be on display at the ground for those who wish to have a photo.
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