U’s face Trophy derby tester

PUBLISHED: 12:34 07 December 2006 | UPDATED: 14:55 12 May 2010

CAMBRIDGE United face a derby clash with Histon in the first round of the FA Trophy on Saturday, December 16 at the Glassworks Stadium. Tickets are expected to be on sale now, but will be limited to season ticket holders and away travel club members, due

CAMBRIDGE United face a derby clash with Histon in the first round of the FA Trophy on Saturday, December 16 at the Glassworks Stadium.

Tickets are expected to be on sale now, but will be limited to season ticket holders and away travel club members, due to the expected high demand for this local derby.

The U's will have to play better against the Conference South leaders than they did on Saturday against St Albans City, when they lost 2-0.

St Albans took advantage of sloppy United defending to go ahead after 22 minutes.

Although Cambridge started the second half strongly, they were soon reduced to 10 men when goalkeeper Paul Crichton brought down Elliot Benyon in the area after a misunderstanding between central defenders Mark Peters and Michael Morrison let the St Albans striker through.

With no substitute goalkeeper on the bench, Peters took over in goal, his first action being to pick the ball out of the net from the resulting penalty kick.

United's 10 men battled bravely, but they could not find a way through the St Albans defence, and it was a disappointing result for United against a team at the bottom end of the Conference table.

After the match, manager Jimmy Quinn slammed his players, describing the performance as "totally unacceptable".

Quinn also suggested that some of his players were not preparing themselves correctly.

He said: "I have to question whether some of our lads are preparing right, both physically and mentally.

"If it means me having to phone people at home on a Friday night to see if they're in, I'm going to have to do it.

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