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Stourbridge vs Cambridge City
Updated 5:01pm Saturday 22nd March 2014 in Sport
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- Stourbridge 3
- Cambridge 2
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That is three wins in a row for Stourbridge!
The Glassboys made it unnecessarily hard at the end by giving away two goals. It is a score that flatters the visitors who were well out played for most of the contest.
It was sub Jordan Fitzpatrick who gave away the late penalty by bringing sown the City forward following a long punt forward by their goalkeeper. He could have seen red for preventing the goal scoring opportunity but the ref gave him yellow.
And that's it. Stourbridge win.
Marriott makes no mistake from the spot
Penalty to Cambridge
89- hat-trick hero Luke Benbow is replaced by George Washbourne.
Marriott gets on one on one with the keeper and makes no mistake with a low finish.
88- Cambridge get one back
86- Great save from Dean Coleman. Marriott hits a long range effort that is tipped away by the keeper.
80- Another chance to The Glassboys. They came flooding forward through Geddes who played in Benbow down the right. He then squared it for strike partner Kayelden Brown who saw his low effort saved by the keeper.
Just as City spurned their best chance as Louis Lee headed wide with the goal at his mercy, it was Stourbridge who went straight on the attack.
Benbow latched on to a goal kick that went straight through and slotted hard and low under the keeper.
75- Benbow hat-trick
71- The Glassboys continue to come forward and are having lots of possession now. The are troubling the visitors every time they go forward.
68- Drew Canavan replaces Sansara, who has worked hard and been a willing runner down the left all game.
66- Keeper Coleman spills a cross from City's Kelvin Bossman, but a Stourbridge defender is first to the ball to clear the danger.
64- great football from Stourbridge. Some nice interplay from the forward line results in another shot from Benbow.
60- City manage another half chance but the effort hits the side netting. The Glassboys will be looking to keep it tight now.
57- City nearly hit back from a corner, the ball running across the face of goal. A shot from the edge of the Stourbridge area then goes wide of the far post.
Stourbridge go more direct with that move. Brown gets up well and flicks the ball on to his strike partner Benbow who lashes his shot across the keeper into the top corner.
55- Benbow again
53- More good play in the middle of the park from Sean Geddes. He is at the heart of everything Stourbridge are doing. They are passing the ball around well again at the start of the second half but will want that second goal.
48- Stourbridge straight on the attack and win a corner after Haynes again gets down the right flank after good work in the middle from Geddes.
The danger is cleared but good signs again.
Stourbridge kick of to start the second half.
The ref brings the half to a close. Good first period for the Glassboys. They'll be looking to get that second goal that their dominance has so far merited when the second half gets underway.
44- Cambridge have their first shot on target when Leuan Lewis get the break of the ball on the edge of the box, but he screwed his shot wide of the post.
40- Stourbridge continue to come forward after a slight lull in the action and win another corner that is cleared.
Just what The Glassboys deserved.
Haynes put the ball in from the left after good early work by Benbow who switched it to the right. Benbow then got on the end of the ball to make no mistake with the finish.
31- Benbow hits the back of the net for Stourbridge.
30- It has been a good first half hour for the Glassboys. They have reduced the visitors to very little of the ball and have only had to deal with a few set pieces.
26- Brown meets a corner but his effort is cleared off the line. He sort of tried to chest it in.
23- Forward Kayelden Brown is doing well holding the ball up for Stourbridge and causing problems.
19- A succession of corners for the home side as they pile on the pressure. The danger is cleared.
17- Chance Glassboys. Benbow beats his man to get in the box but his tame shot goes straight to City's keeper Barrett.
13- Kyle Haynes beats his man to cut in from the right, but his shot is over the bar. Good signs for the home side.
9- Stourbridge's extra man in midfield is helping them keep the ball better. Captain Geddes is finding a few pockets of space.
8- City win a free kick out wide, but the danger is cleared.
3- Stourbridge have started just the better of the two sides and had more possession in the early stages.
Cambridge get the game underway.
Cambridge: Barrett, Pepper, Brighton, Beasant, Chaffey (c), Beech, Lewis, Lee, Bossman, Marriott, Kelly.
Subs: Phillips, Ramm, Dawkins, Burns, Lawton.
Stourbridge: Coleman, Benbow, Knight, Ramsey-Dickson, Geddes (c), Harris, Haynes, Broadhurst, Brown, Billingham, Sansara.
Subs: Fitzpatrick, Canavan, Francis, Washbourne, Tye.
Good morning! We will be online from 2.30pm with up-to-date team news as The Glassboys continue their battle for a Southern League Premier play-off place.
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