Cambridge City host Kidlington tomorrow as the season enters the home straight.
The Lilywhites have 5 games to play, and 3 of those are against promotion and play-off contenders in the shape of Bromsgrove Sporting, Peterborough Sports and Didcot Town. However, the match tomorrow also has significance for the visitors as they continue to ensure there is sufficient daylight between them and the bottom two so they can secure their Division One Central status.
It’s been a difficult season for Kidlington, and for much of the campaign they have been rooted to the bottom and arguably it’s only been in recent weeks that they have got the results that have given them a fighting chance of staying up. They arrive at Bridge Road having won 3 out of their last 4 but lost last week 4-2 at home to Aylesbury United. City will not need reminding that they conspired to produce probably one of their worst performances of the season in the reverse fixture back in November which resulted in a 2-0 win for Kidlington.
The Lilywhites go into the game fresh from their last gasp point at Sutton Coldfield last weekend. That was made even more impressive given that they played almost half the game with 10 men following the dismissal of Seb Simpson. The defender misses out tomorrow as he starts his 3 match suspension. This means that Mikey Davis could slot in at left back. Ross Paterson and Josh Simpson look set to be available again after missing out last week. If Paterson does start, then Keano Robinson will move back into the centre of defence alongside Ollie Swain.
On this weekend last year…..
On the corresponding weekend last year, Cambridge City hosted Hartley Wintney at Westwood Road. The Lilywhites secured a 4-1 win with two goals from James Hall whilst Ryan Towner and Jordan Williams netted the others. City fans will not need reminding that their team couldn’t replicate the same score against the same team in the play-off final no more than a month later.
“It was a good point at Sutton Coldfield last weekend, especially with 10 men. The match tomorrow will bring back memories of one our worst performances so far this season, but we are a different team since then. It won’t be easy as Kidlington have had some good results of late, but I think we can carry on with our decent run so I am going for 1-0 City”.
“I am looking forward to the game as we are playing some good stuff at the moment. However, I think Kidlington will be tough as they have had some decent results. I think it will be the same as last week so I am going for 1-1”.
“With only a few games left, it will be good to continue our run. It will be a tough match against Kidlington, but with Adam Watkins playing well in midfield I reckon he will be the cornerstone of a good performance so I am going for a 1-0 win”
The match tomorrow is being sponsored by Cambridge City FC Youth Committee
The Match Ball is kindly sponsored by Amanda and Vic Wright
Kick-off at Bridge Road is at 3:00pm.
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