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Commanding U's Win Again

12 July 2013

Five of the best in latest victory.

U's: Cousins (Phillips 70), Wilson (Olufemi 70), Eastman (Okuonghae 70), Pappoe (Gilbey 70), Braham-Barrett (O'Donoghue 60), Bond (O'Toole 70), Izzet (Bean 70), Szmodics (Curtis 46 (David Wright 70)), Drey Wright (Massey 70), Morrison (Ibehre 70), Cook (Roberts 60)

It was a good win for the U's against a local side expected to do well in their division next season. Stortford on Saturday will see the teams switched around from Friday night, ahead of the bigger tests next week.

The fifth and final goal was also a peach of a strike. O'Toole, who had played his part in the fourth, stepped forward and curled a low fizzer into the bottom corner.

A fine move from right to left saw the ball crossed into the danger area and it was Bean who had broken the midfield lines to sweep home from close range.

And once again, the changes brought about goals.

As pre-season progresses, boss Joe Dunne was keen for his men to get additional minutes under their belts and so the mass of changes did not occur this time until just before the seventieth minute mark.

Substitute Roberts, on trial following his release from Arsenal, was on hand to slot home when the ball broke to him in the box only moments after his introduction from the bench.

There were other chances for the U's, but it was not until just after the hour mark that they further extended their advantage.

Two minutes later and the U's were further ahead, as this time it was Wilson showing his trickery to get down the right and, as Morrison was unable to convert, the teenage midfielder swiveled to send home a low shot.

First, Cook sent over a cross and although the referee was ready to blow for a foul on Drey Wright as he went to shoot, Szmodics was on hand to sweep home the opener.

Both of those goals started down the U's right. 

Szmodics was rewarded for his 25 minute cameo against Witham with a starting berth in this match and he did not disappoint as he grabbed the two first half strikes.

Two goals in the first half by Sammie Szmodics were added to in the second period by Phil Roberts, John-Joe O'Toole and Marcus Bean as the U's put in their most rounded display of pre-season yet.

The U's continued their winning start with an impressive display against AFC Sudbury on Friday night.

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