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SALISBURY CITY 0 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 3

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

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SALISBURY CITY 0 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 3

A three-goal blitz from newly- crowned FA Trophy winners Cambridge condemned hosts Salisbury to a first Skrill Premier home defeat in 17 weeks.

There was no sign of a hangover from Sunday's Wembley triumph as goals from Ryan Bird, Greg Taylor and Ryan Donaldson ended Salisbury's eight-match unbeaten run at home.

Whites debutant Charlie Sheringham, on loan from League Two club Wimbledon, kept the men in sky blue alert on a bitter evening, before Rob Sinclair drilled one effort towards Benjamin Siegrist.

Meanwhile, the visiting side did not create much early on, apart from Kevin Roberts' speculative effort.

A flat start did not get much better until the 37th minute when the fairly quiet visitors nearly sneaked in front. A cunning through ball sent Andy Pugh clear and his lob was heading into the corner of the net until Angus MacDonald rushed back to hoof clear.

Four minutes before half- time, though, City were undone when Donaldson, who dummied full-back Kevin Amankwaah on the left, crossed for Bird to tap in for the lead.

After the interval, strong running from Amankwaah let Sheringham in on goal, but his effort fizzled wide.

That proved the turning point as Cambridge doubled their lead through Taylor's super strike, which James Bittner could not stop on 60 minutes.

And the play-off favourites found the killer third four minutes later. A scorching strike from Donaldson crashed in off the underside of the woodwork.

Sheringham, being watched by father Teddy, drove a free- kick towards goal and then forced a fingertip save from Siegrist, but the points were already on the way back to Cambridgeshire.

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