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Match Preview: Cambridge City v Rebels , Sat 3pm.

1 year ago By Keith Handley

ProEdge Stadium, Westwood Road, St. Ives PE27 6DT By Dave Hamlet.


Back to St. Ives, Cambridgeshire for the third time this season, this time to play the Lilywhites once again. Hopefully with a similar result to the FA Cup tie played here in mid-September.

Cambridge City are currently lying in 21st position in the league with 26 points from 32 matches. Lilywhites 31 'goals for' is the 3rd lowest in the league, 6 of which being notched by striker Tunde Adewunmi, still their leading scorer, who was released by the club in November.Their last match, Banbury (away) resulting in a 2-0 loss. At home they failed to win any of their opening ten league fixtures, losing 7 and drawing 3 times.

Performances have improved since December as they have won four of their last six home league outings, including their last two fixtures against Weymouth (2-1) and Chesham United (3-1). During this spell they also beat 'top six' Merthyr Town 1-0. So a tougher game than previously can be anticipated.

Earlier 'top six' home encounters resulted in defeats against Chippenham Town (1-3), Hitchin Town (0-4) and Banbury United (1-2). Playing home fixtures in St. Ives has affected home attendance which average 210 with a highest gate of 433 when they played Kettering Town.

This season Rebels recorded a 1-0 home success against a resilient City in the league as well as a somewhat easier 3-1 away win in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Last season saw Rebels win at home (3-1) and lose in Cambridgeshire (4-2).

In the FA Trophy Lilywhites were beaten 1-3 in an away 1st Round Qualifying tie against Redditch United.

Prediction: Cambridge City 0-2 Rebels


Dave Hamlet.

Updated 10:16 - 11 Feb 2017 by Keith Handley

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