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City 2 - Yaxley 1

Cambridge City left it late to secure maximum points against bottom side Yaxley. The Lilywhites won 2-1, with Tommy Rigby the hero after netting a last gasp winner.


The City line-up included a start for Jake Stronge. The striker who was formerly with Newport Pagnell, Wellingborough and Godmanchester getting his first start after signing for the Lilywhites last week. Missing was injured Mikey Davis, Isaac Maynard and Scott Bridges whilst Jake Battersby lined up against his former club.


As has been the pattern for much of the season, City struggled to get going and it was Yaxley who stunned the hosts as early as the 12th minute when Marlay Hamilton was on hand to convert an effort from close range.


Things could have got worse for City as Yaxley had a chance to double their lead, when another effort went just wide of the post.


The Lilywhites didn’t have much to show for their first half efforts, but after the break they slowly came back into the contest. Ben Nolan was proving difficult to contain for the visiting defence, and to bring more potency up front boss Robbie Nightingale introduced Ed Rolph for Ryan Ingrey and Connor Barnes for Simon Swinton.


Nolan was doing his best to force the door open for City, and he had an effort tipped over the bar by Kurylowicz in the Yaxley goal. But it was Barnes who got City back into the game with nine minutes of the contest left when the striker was on hand to convert the equaliser.

By now, City had real momentum and could sense a winner. This duly came with five minutes remaining. Once again it was Nolan who was in thick of it as he did well to skip past some Yaxley defenders. He got the to by-line and picked out an unmarked Tommy Rigby who had the simple task of slotting the ball home for City’s first home league win of the season.


The win moves City up to 14th in the table and next week the Lilywhites face a tough match at second place Stamford.

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