Great Yeboah strike boosts play-off hopes

A stunning Ephraim Yeboah volley just past the hour mark was enough to tip this evening’s huge clash with play-off rivals Hampton & Richmond Borough in favour of the Romans.

City almost got off to the perfect start when on just three minutes Scott Wilson’s shot was blocked by a defender’s arm and the referee pointed to the spot. However, Cody Cooke saw his penalty kick strike the post for a second successive miss. City continued to ask most of the questions during the first half, although a 10th minute Fernandez header went close for the home side, with their best chance seeing keeper Desbois blocking Kieran Parselle’s close range effort.

Hampton began the second half on the front foot but it was City who broke the deadlock on 61 minutes as Danny Greenslade’s cross picked out Yeboah to steer a volley past Desbois from 12 yards out. Seymour missed a great chance to level on 77 minutes when a lucky rebound sent him clear but Will Buse denied the former City striker with a smart block. Two minutes later Bloomfield fired a volley against the crossbar as Hampton pressed for an equaliser. This turned out to be a close as they would come to denying City the win even with the referee somehow finding an additional seven minutes.