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Match Preview: City v Aylesbury
Posted by Andrew Dunn
Nov 2, 2018, 10:00

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Cambridge City return to league action tomorrow when they host Aylesbury at Bridge Road.

‘The Moles’ currently sit two places off the bottom of the league having won only twice this season. That was a 6-1 win over Dunstable Town and 1-0 victory against Peterborough Sports. Their last outing saw them lose 5-2 at current leaders Corby Town. In the Aylesbury squad tomorrow will be striker Ty Deacon who has re-joined this week after starting the season with Kempston Rovers.

City go into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Basford United in the FA Trophy last weekend. Despite losing, the Lilywhites are still unbeaten in their last 5 league outings, but will be mindful of the fact that Aylesbury were one of a few teams to beat them on home soil last season. Last December they visited Westwood Road and went home with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a 29th minute strike from Brian Haule.

Boss Robbie Nightingale has an injury concern over striker James Hall who was forced to withdraw early from the game last weekend. Jordan Gent looks set to continue at the back ahead of Gui Maillancol and Ryan Towner will continue to push for a place in the starting line-up after failing to get back into the team since his recent 3 match suspension.

What do we know about Aylesbury FC….

Aylesbury play their home games at Haywood Way and were formed as Negretti and Zambra, a works team for the Negretti and Zambra company in the King's Cross area of London. When the company relocated to the Stocklake Industrial Estate in Aylesbury in 1949, facilities were set up for the sports teams and the club joined the Aylesbury & District League in 1954.

The company later sold the sports facilities to the council, at which point the club was renamed Stocklake. That name remained until the year 2000 when they merged with Belgrave F.C. to become Haywood United.

They then became Aylesbury Vale in 2005 until they finally became Aylesbury four years later. The change to Aylesbury proved to be successful, and in their first season ‘The Moles’ gained promotion to the Southern League.

Their home colours are red and black, and the away is strip is yellow and blue.

Our prediction panel are in upbeat mood this week and are hopeful that City will bag the points.

Steve Warne:

“We were unlucky against Basford last week, but if we can continue that level of performance we should win the game. However, we shouldn’t take Aylesbury lightly despite their low league position. They don’t concede many, but I still predict City to have too much for them so I am going for a 3-1 win”.

Harvey Dunn:

“I too thought we were unlucky last week, and were unlucky not to get a replay. I think tomorrow will not be easy. They’ve beaten Peterborough Sports and if they are like North Leigh a couple of weeks ago, then they could make it difficult for us. That said, we need to win this and I am confident that we will have enough to get a comfortable result, so I am going for a 4-1 win”

Special guests tomorrow…

Tomorrow we welcome some Cambourne School children who will be guests of the City Football in the Community Programme. They will be welcoming the players out onto the pitch and taking part in a half time penalty shoot-out.

Ball Sponsors

The match ball tomorrow is being very kindly sponsored by City fans Tom and Karen Dening. Many thanks for their support.

New City Director to meet fans….

Phil Porter, who has recently joined the City board of directors, will be available to meet fans in the bar after the game. If you have any concerns or questions you need answering then Phil will be delighted to speak to you.

Kick-off at Bridge Road is at 3:00pm, and before the game there will be a minutes silence to remember those involved in the tragic helicopter crash at Leicester City last weekend.

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