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Cambridge comfort zone for Hungerford

First half goals enough to claim points and first half of six-point target

Malcolm Howe

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Cambridge comfort zone for Hungerford

Mark Draycott: wrapped it up with second goal

Hungerford Town 2 Cambridge City 0

TWO first half goals completed the first half half of what manager Bobby Wilkinson demands should be a six-point return this week that would take his side back into the play-off spots.

The goals from James Clark and Mark Draycott accounted for a modest Cambridge side that lost two players to first half injuries and a third to a tactical change, and if the second half was something of an anti-climax, it was not a concern for the manager.

“Job done,” he said. “I said to the boys we have 14 games left and I don’t care how you win then, just tick them off.

“We don’t need to be fancy, just win the game as best you can and not give away silly points.

“But now it’s got to be six points this weekend.”

Clark’s opener after 13 minutes was set up by Stefan Brown’s run to the byline and cut-back, while Draycott’s neat finish after 39 minutes delighted his manager.

“I’m pleased him,” said Wilkinson, “it’s been a hard seasos for him. He’s usually our top scorer but he hasn’t played a lot of football. He took his goal brilliantly though. A little sniff, and it’s a goal.

“Now he gives me a headache for Monday.”

The second half saw comparatively little action with Cambridge’s best chance a Danny Kelly free kick that Paul Strudley pushed around the post while Clark nearly set up Brown for a goal, James Rusby had a header blocked by goalkeeper Zac Barrett and he also missed another clear heading chance as Hungerford saw out time with few worries.

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