A splendid day when many former players met up with their former manager John Drabwell at the match, John and his team were back on the pitch to present Joe re, Acak Newton, Mo Camara & current goal machine Reece Beckles Richards with awards for reaching a century of appearances for the club.
Lee Williamson, John Drabwell & his team back on the Theobalds Lane turf.
100 UP club, Reece, Zack, Joe & Mo with Dean Williamson, John Drabwell, & former players.
Former manager John Drabwell exchanges notes with current Manager Craig Edwards.
Cheshunt 1. ( Reece Beckles Richards 61)
Oxford City 2 ( Tom Harrison 44, Aaron Williams Bushell 89 )
Desbois, Cracknell, Pitblado, Alexander, John (Da Silva 46) Hobbs, Beckles Richards, Maja, Camara (Re 73) Newton, Ekongo.
Subs not used Warner Eley, Haxhiu, Osaghae
Dudzinski, Ashby, Burley, Coyle, Fleet, McEachran ( Mutchchetere 69) Lolos (Potter 69) Parker, Harrison, Williams Bushell, Carroll
Subs not used Humphreys Ewers, Lewis, Rowan.
Half time: Cheshunt 0 Oxford City 1
Referee: Andrew Humphries
Oxford City broke Cheshunt hearts twice, scoring with a minute to go in the first half & repeating the trick in the second half.
Oxford City opened on the attack & Adam Desbois was forced into two smart saves to deny McEachran & Lolos. The Ambers grew into the game with debutant Isaac Pitblado providing service from wide, Reece Beckles Richards heading over & Chris John heading wide. Mo Camara rattled the away defence & the post with a pile driver that span back across the goal line for the defence to scramble clear. It was City who broke the deadlock with a corner to the back post headed back across the goal for Tom Harrison to nod home from close range.
Cheshunt took the game to their visitors in the second half & City struggled to get out of their own half, the home side needed to convert their dominance into a goal & Reece Beckles Richards struck a Manny Maja through ball on the run for the equaliser before Dudzinski could set himself.
The Ambers continued to press Oxford & had chances to win, alas on a rare break out down their right hand side Oxford stole the points, with no time for Cheshunt to respond, when Aaron Bushell Williams cut in from wide and struck a shot on the angle beyond Desbois, a cruel end to a well contested match.