It’s been a difficult week for Cambridge City. After the first team lost at lowly Kidlington last Saturday, the club was rocked by news of the tragic death of lifelong fan Phil Moore. However, tomorrow the focus will be back on the pitch as the Lilywhites host Sutton Coldfield at Bridge Road.
It looks to be a City team with some new faces after boss Robbie Nightingale signed 3 new players yesterday. Coming in are defenders Keano Robinson and Mickey Davis whilst Matt Baxter joins to boost the midfield options. City fans will certainly be looking for an improved performance following the disappointment of last week, and take on a Sutton Coldfield side who currently sit in 11th place, but only 2 points behind City who are now sixth.
Missing will be Nathan Olukani who was injured last week at Kidlington whilst Josh Oyinsan serves the second of his four match suspension. Meanwhile, there is concerns over the fitness of goalkeeper Liam Gooch who has been ill this week.
What do we know about Sutton Coldfield Town??
The club was formed in 1879 and is nicknamed the Royals. They play at Coles Lane which has a capacity of 2,000. Last season they finished bottom of the Northern Premier League and were relegated with 3 games of the season still remaining. This season, they started off slowly but recently went on a six unbeaten league run but have lost their last two outings against Peterborough Sports and AFC Dunstable respectively.
Did you know…
That Sutton Coldfield was the team where City Assistant Manager Neil Midgley made his Lilywhites debut. It was an FA Cup tie back in 2006 which City won 2-0 and ‘Midge’ scored the second!
Both our panelists this week are hopeful City will return to winning ways.
“If we play like we have done in the last couple of games, then I can only see one result, and that is a win for Sutton Coldfield. However, with the changes in personnel I really think we can turn the corner and I would like to think that the team will put on a show for the now sadly late Philip Moore”.
“It’s been a very difficult week for the club, and my thoughts go to the family of Phil Moore at such a terrible time. On the pitch, it was an awful result last Saturday at Kidlington. I was there, and it rates as one of worst performances I have seen in a while. It will be another difficult game tomorrow. Although they are mid-table, they are only 2 points behind us so a win is vital as next month we have some real tough games. I am going for a narrow 1-0 win for City”.
A reminder that the Supporters Trust are holding a Race Night after the match tomorrow. It starts at 6:15pm, and hot food will be available.
Before the game…
Before kick-off tomorrow, we will be observing a minutes silence in memory of Phil Moore. It is likely that there will be representation from his family at the game as they join us in paying their respects.
Kick-off at Bridge Road is at 3:00pm.
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