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Match Preview: City v Aylesbury United
Posted by Andrew Dunn
Dec 7, 2018, 12:25

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Cambridge City will be hoping for a return to form tomorrow as they host Aylesbury United at Bridge Road.

The Lilywhites are currently in the midst of a wretched run of form that has seen them slip from being play-off contenders to a mid-table side in just a few weeks. Three consecutive league defeats against Berkhamsted, Kidlington and Sutton Coldfield has certainly raised plenty of alarm bells for the Lilywhites faithful. However, with several new signings over the last week boss Robbie Nightingale will be hoping they all gel and get a much needed 3 points.

Striker Josh Oyinsan will not feature as he serves the third of his four match suspension following his recent sending off at Soham in the Cambs Invitation Cup. Nathan Olukanmi is also a doubt following his injury at Kidlington a fortnight ago. On the plus side, Joe Robinson should come back into his regular centre back slot after being unavailable last weekend.

City take on an Aylesbury side who beat Kidlington last week, but prior to that they suffered two consecutive defeats against Corby and North Leigh. The win at Kidlington was their sixth in the league this season. Tomorrow, they go into the game without Aaron Berry and Sonny French who have ankle and calf injuries respectively.

What do we know about Aylesbury United……

The club was formed in 1897, and their most successful era was arguably in the late 80’s when they gained promotion to the then GM Vauxhall Conference – one step away from a place in the football league. However, in recent years, the club has had a bit of a rollercoaster ride where they have had to fight off administration as well as losing their former Buckingham Road ground. They now ground share with Chesham United FC and are nicknamed “The Ducks”.

Our panel are still not completely convinced that the bad run will come to an end tomorrow. Here’s what they have to say this week:

Stephen Harper-Scott: “Despite being more optimistic after the new additions to the squad, I am still worried about where the goals are going to come from, especially with Josh Oyinsan still suspended. However, things will change eventually and hopefully it will be tomorrow that we see an upturn in fortune. I’m going for a 1-1 draw.

Harvey Dunn: Another disappointing result last week, when I was hoping the new signings would have made the difference. However, they would have had another week to get to know each other ahead of the game tomorrow but I still predict a difficult match as Aylesbury United are not far behind us in the table. We are in terrible form, but I still remain upbeat with the players we now have in the team. I am going for a narrow 1-0 win to City”.

Guests Tomorrow….

The match tomorrow is being sponsored by Mark Chapman. Thanks go to Mark for his sponsorship and hope he has a great day with us. The club also hopes to have some local school children at the game as part of their Football in the Community programme. Kick-off at Bridge Road is at 3:00pm.

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