Festive cheer for United

PUBLISHED: 09:27 05 January 2006 | UPDATED: 17:11 11 May 2010

CAMBRIDGE United enjoyed a fairly merry Christmas period, taking six points from their three fixtures to move further up the Nationwide Conference table. They won both home games, defeating Stevenage Borough 1-0 at the Abbey Stadium on Boxing Day in fron

CAMBRIDGE United enjoyed a fairly merry Christmas period, taking six points from their three fixtures to move further up the Nationwide Conference table.

They won both home games, defeating Stevenage Borough 1-0 at the Abbey Stadium on Boxing Day in front of their biggest crowd of the season, then made it a happy New Year's Eve , beating Canvey Island 3-1.

Unfortunately they could not make it three wins in a row, losing 3-1 to Stevenage on Monday. The U's now have one of the best home records in the Conference but one of the worst away records, having only won one game away from home in the league all season.

One of the bright spots of the festive period for U's fans has been the return from injury of Courtney Pitt.

The former Chelsea midfielder had already become a crowd favourite with some delightful touches and moments of brilliance before suffering knee ligament damage in the match at Halifax on October 15.

Having come on for the final few minutes as a substitute in the Stevenage home game, he then started against Canvey Island in a forward role, but switched to the midfield in the second half, from where his skilful touches and incisive passing really made the difference between the two sides.

Pitt then put the cap on his return by scoring the first goal in the Stevenage away game, although his delight was curtailed by the referee who booked him for excessive celebration.

The U's are now 11th in the Nationwide Conference on 31 points. The next game is at home to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday,kickoff at 3pm. For more information, either check the club website www.cambridgeunited.com, or ring the club on 01223 566500.

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