Harleston 2 Cambridge City 1

Premier AHarleston 2 Cambridge City 1Harleston started fired up, knowing that this was a massive game as Cambridge had started to string a few good results together.

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Harleston 2 Cambridge City 1

Harleston started fired up, knowing that this was a massive game as Cambridge had started to string a few good results together.

With good running from Tibbenham and Hipwell upfront chances were being created, however, none of these were converted into goals. The break through for Harleston came midway through the half after strong running down the left from Francis and Tibbenham saw the ball pulled back to Baynes who drew the goal keeper before slipping the ball to Hipwell who calmly slotted the ball into an open net.


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Shortly after this David Ling went on a mazy run only to be denied by a good save from the Cambridge goalkeeper. Cambridge put pressure on the Harleston defence for the rest of the half but good resilience from James Waters and Carl Sitch kept them at bay.

After half time Harleston knew the next goal would be important and unfortunately for them, Cambridge struck early from a well worked short corner routine. This spurred Harleston on and they started to crank their game up. Super Sub Robbie Kinsella won a short corner after a good run down the right flank. The resulting corner led to the break through when Hipwell scrambled the ball over the line. After consultation with the other umpire and the two skippers the goal was converted to a penalty stroke, which Tristan Baynes dispatched under immense pressure.

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Harleston saw out the rest of the game defending their lead through sheer hard work and determination to come away from the game with three vital points.

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