Saturday, 13 February 2010
Murphy in the 89th minute
Substitute Chris Murphy scored the winner for Leamington today in a closely fought battle with Cambridge City at a bitterly cold New Windmill Ground. However, much of the credit must go to loan keeper Carl Pentney, brought in from Leicester City, who made some spectacular saves, particularly at the start of the second half. Read more about him here: Pentney
High flying Cambridge brought a large contingent of their 'shed army' with them and the Light Blues played some fluent, flowing football, particularly through winger Ashley Fuller, a product of the Cambridge United academy. Someone coming late might have been puzzled by the fact that the linos were identical, but in fact they were twins.
Bringing on Jacko in the 59th minute seemed to sharpen Leamington, but it was the arrival of Murphy (who scored last week at Truro) in the 80th minute that proved decisive.