Chair­man Fry feels the Huish Park heat

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Chris Spit­tles

YEOVIL Town’s fans spent most of the game call­ing for chair­man John Fry to stand down as they watched the Glovers suf­fer a third straight loss.

Cam­bridge wrapped up vic­tory be­fore half­time as calami­tous de­fend­ing from the home side saw a dou­ble from Rory Gaffney and a Luke Berry strike put them 3-0 ahead.

Yeovil scored through Ryan Bird and Josh Shee­han to make it 3-2, but de­feat sees them re­main in the League Two rel­e­ga­tion zone and with­out a win in seven games.

And while man­ager Paul Stur­rock’s fu­ture is open to ques­tion, it was chair­man Fry who was the main ob­ject of sup­port­ers’ frus­tra­tions.

Stur­rock said: “At 3-0 down it’s very dif­fi­cult for fans to back their foot­ball team but I don’t think the chair­man de­serves those com­ments.

“He’s done a fan­tas­tic job at this foot­ball club.To take them into the Cham­pi­onship is un­be­liev­able and he’s cur­rently work­ing hard to bring more fi­nance into the club.

“We’re in a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion but the chair­man works so hard for this foot­ball club and I find the crit­i­cism a bit harsh.

“I still be­lieve we have the play­ers here to climb up the ta­ble and I still be­lieve we will be away from the bot­tom of the ta­ble by Easter, quite com­fort­ably. I’ve never been rel­e­gated af­ter start­ing the sea­son with a foot­ball team and I’m not go­ing to start now.”

Cam­bridge went ahead in the fourth minute when Alex Lacey’s poor de­fen­sive header fell per­fectly for Gaffney to vol­ley in.

On 26 min­utes the Ir­ish striker made it 2-0 as he pounced at the back post af­ter Yeovil failed to clear a Ryan Don­ald­son cor­ner.

It was 3-0 in the 35th minute, this time Berry fir­ing in from the edge of the area af­ter the Glovers didn’t deal with a cross from Harrison Dunk.

The hosts pulled a goal back just be­fore half-time when former Cam­bridge striker Bird latched on to a pass from Jakub Soko­lik be­fore slot­ting past Sam Beas­ant.

With 11 min­utes left they set up a grand­stand fin­ish, when Shee­han scored from a tight an­gle af­ter Soko­lik flicked on a Ryan Dick­son cor­ner, but the lev­eller never ar­rived.

U’s boss Richard Money said: “For 40 min­utes we showed ev­ery­one what we are ca­pa­ble of and how good we can be. Gaffney will score goals and he can de­velop a good part­ner­ship up there with Barry Corr.

“Now we need to get some of our de­fend­ers back quickly be­cause we missed the play­ers that we’ve got ruled out.

“To be with­out Leon Legge, Josh Coul­son and Mark Roberts and then get Ge­orge Taft in­jured so early in the game has af­fected us.”

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