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23 Dec 2000 DMP Cambridge City 3-0 Halesowen Town PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Marten’s Premier - Saturday, 23rd December, 2000

Cambridge City 3 Halesowen Town 0

Halesowen failed to cope with a heavily sanded pitch and were well beaten with Ian Cambridge causing the damage for his namesake team.

A poor first half came to life on the half-hour when Adam Wilde finished a great run from midfield with a 15 yard shot that was saved by Andy Quy, with Phil Wood clearing for a corner. In a rare moment of danger for the home side Richard Crisp fired into the side netting in the 43rd minute when Stuart Payne’s header left goalkeeper Martin Davies stranded out of his goal. However, within a minute Cambridge went ahead when giant striker Tesfaye Bramble turned two Halesowen defenders and crashed the ball into the net off the underside of the crossbar.

Cambridge controlled the second half and it no was surprise when they increased their lead after 55 minutes. Richard Crisp managed to clear a header from Steve Wenlock off his own goal line, but as his defence hesitated to clear, Ian Cambridge was able to convert from close range.

Quy made another fine blocking save from substitute Kevin Wilkin who broke clear in the 63rd minute but could only watch as dangerman Ian Cambridge then rattled the crossbar twice in five minutes with two identical 20 yard shots. Cambridge then turned home the third goal in the 70th minute from a left wing cross with the visiting defence torn apart.

In the dying minutes, Neil Cartwight’s shot was saved by Davies and a Ross Collins effort was cleared off the line as Halesowen searched for a consolation.

Cambridge City: Davies; Wooding, Skelly, Randall, Girling, Wenlock (Wilkin 60 (Salmons 75)), Nightingale, Tovey (Browne 77), Bramble, Cambridge, Wilde.

Halesowen Town: Quy; Corns, Ford, Wood, Lloyd, Collins, Crisp, Payne (Sutton 57), Bowen, Smith (Cartwright 55), Hines. Sub: Hackett.

Booked: Corns (41), Bramble (56), Lloyd (58), Wood (67)

Referee:  M. Scholes (Buckingham)

Attendance: 485

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