Match Preview: Beaconsfield v Cambridge City
Posted by Andrew Dunn
Jan 12, 2018, 13:31
Cambridge City travel to Beaconsfield in what is arguably game of the day in the division tomorrow with third playing fourth.
It will be the first outing for City since Boxing Day as they have missed out on two consecutive league matches due to postponements at Kempston on New Year’s Day and at home to Hanwell last Saturday. In a bid to keep match fit, City took part in a training game at Cheshunt in midweek and will use their 5-3 victory as a platform as they bid to overcome the challenge of Beaconsfield tomorrow.
Like City, Beaconsfield have been in and around the top six all season and when the two teams met in the reverse fixture back in August, it was Beaconsfield who went home with the points courtesy of a 2-1 victory. It is away from home where the hosts have been strong. With ten wins, one defeat, and one draw on the road it goes without saying that their form away from their Holloways Park home is as good as any in the division.
At home, they have lost four of their eleven matches. But going into the game tomorrow, they have lost only one of their last six both home and away and that was the Boxing Day defeat at Chalfont St Peter.
In the squad for Beaconsfield will be Goldy Capela. He will need no introduction to City fans after he had a spell with the Lilywhites last season. He joined Beaconsfield in November from Barking.
City make the trip boosted with news of additions to the squad. Former Wycombe Wanderers youth player Ryan Ware looks set to be available for selection after signing for City following a spell in the USA. Elsewhere, Jordan Williams looks set to continue alongside Jordan Gent at the heart of the City defence after his parent club; Brackley agreed that he could extend his loan spell until the end of the season. Salim Relizani looks set to come back into contention too after being unavailable in recent weeks.
A win for City tomorrow will see them maintain fourth position but a defeat would see them drop to sixth if Moneyfields and Hayes and Yeading overcome the challenges of Marlow and Thame United respectively. Elsewhere in the top six tomorrow, leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds will be looking to return home with the points when they make the trip to struggling Fleet whilst second placed AFC Dunstable have a tough clash at play off chasing Ashford.
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