The city side are rooted to the bottom of the Division One North table with just one point from six matches and it’s already looking like a dogfight between City, University of Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam as to who goes down.
There’s no shortage of industry and effort in the City side, but there is a shortage of experience. Key men Alex Boxall, Nick Beattie, Scott Howard and Ben Newman were among those missing yesterday.
There were moments of promise supplied by 16 year-old Ben Goold and Nathan Rosario, while Ross Ambler’s attitude and workrate was exceptional, but it took some fine saves from goalkeeper Cameron Goodey and a goalline clearance from Paul Hillsdon to keep the score down.
The visitors opened the scoring in the second minute from a tight angle and added a second from a short corner before half-time.
Another set-piece and two open play goals in quick succession in the third quarter suggested a big beating was on the cards, but City workd hard to ensure no further damage was done.
City have another tough game at home to Bowden next Sunday (November 7).