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City & Bideford Boost Play-Off Hopes

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There was one game in the Evo-Stik League South East and South West on Monday night.

In the South East, Cambridge City eased into fifth spot, eight points clear of the chasing pack in the play-off race, after a comfortable 3-0 win at St Ives against fourth-bottom Hanwell Town.

Jack Vasey gave City a 24th minute lead, but that was it for the first half, and it wasn`t until the 65th minute that Lewis Wilson managed to double the home side`s advantage.

A Nick Turner own goal 4 minutes into stoppage time completed the scoring, but there were some unsavoury scenes at the final whistle when the Hanwell players surround the referee – a-la Juventus – and the official brandished a red card to one of their players.

In the South West, Bideford AFC gave their play-off hopes a massive boost with a 2-1 win at Yarnton Road against Kidlington.

Ben Wood gave the Devonians an 18th minute lead that Ben Seymour doubled just 3 minutes later from the penalty spot.

The Oxfordshire hosts `won` the second half, courtesy of a 56th minute Duran Martin goal, but Biddy held firm to move to within three points of the top six with a game in hand on most around them.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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