Vets Match Report: Cambridge Vets v Royston Town Vets

Date Sunday 21 November 2010
Match Cambridge Vets v Royston Town Vets
Competition Vets Friendly
Result Lost 1-0
Royston Scorers

Town Vets suffered their first defeat of the season when they went down 0-1 to a strong Cambridge Vets side at Histon on Sunday.

The hosts looked the livelier team in the first half and had the best chances but Simon Dobson was in brilliant form and denied them a goal with a string of fine saves. At the other end Peter Leete and Paul Lewis combined well to carve out a good opening for Leete but his rasping volley was tipped round the upright by the ‘keeper.

In the second half Town looked secure with the back four of Adam Smith, Nick King, Stuart Brown and Geoff Pinner in dominant form. This generated the stability for Town to launch attacks on the Cambridge goal but the home ‘keeper was in fine form to prevent Town from opening the scoring. Mark Saggers and Paul Makowski combined to set up a chance for Saggers but his right foot shot was palmed away for a corner by the ‘keeper and another searing effort by Saggers was only just over the bar.

In the last few minutes when it looked likely the match was heading for a stalemate, Cambridge broke down the left wing and when the ball was crossed into the box it was deflected past Nick King and Brown and was somehow scrambled into the net to give Cambridge a 1-0 win.

Royston Town Vets: S.Dobson, A.Smith (K.Flack 60), N.King, S. Brown, G.Pinner (I. Allen 75), G.Hagger (P.Makowski 60), K.Barthrop, M.Saggers, P.Lewis (M.McQueen 60), P.Leete

The Vets are away to Mount Pleasant (Haverhill) next Sunday in the Cambs Invitation Cup.