Play-off flame kept flickering with another five-star TP show

City netted five goals for a second successive home game with a comfortable demolition of lowly Hungerford Town this afternoon. The Romans still sit five points off the play-off positions but now have the best goal difference in the group of teams chasing those coveted places. They got off to the perfect start on 9 minutes when Andy Watkins was tripped in the box and Matt Richards sent keeper Davies the wrong way from the penalty spot. Chances followed regularly after this, Tom Smith, Opi Edwards and James Morton all going close. Watkins also had a couple off efforts well blocked with the Tudors offering little in response. Any fears that City would be punished for these missed chances, like they were at Wealdstone last week, were dispelled as they struck twice in six minutes either side of the half-time interval. First, Edwards headed home Jack Compton’s cross on 43 minutes then Watkins netted from close range after Hungerford failed to deal with a 48th minute corner. Another Compton corner was turned home by Jack Batten on 63 minutes to make it 4-0. Smith and Nat Jarvis wasted further great openings and Edwards forced a great save from Davies as the one-way traffic continued. Jarvis did get on the scoresheet against his former side two minutes into stoppage time when his low shot squirmed under Davies to complete a great afternoon for City.

City’s trip to Welling United – postponed just before kick-off two weeks ago – has been rearranged for Tuesday 24 April (ko 7.45pm).