Cambridge Utd come to Nailsworth on 3rd December. The U’s arrive on a fragile run of form. Cambridge won 4 and drew 1 of their first 7 games of the season and were rolling well. But their next 11 games have seen 9 defeats, 1 draw and 2 wins. This has seen Cambridge drop to 20th place in League 1 (6 points ahead of Rovers). The last league outing for the U’s saw them lose at home 1-0 to Accrington in a relegation 6-pointer. Cambridge had gone over 11 hours without a goal at home before they managed an 81st minute equaliser in the FA Cup last weekend.
Like Rovers, Cambridge came through the 1st round of the FA Cup against non-league opposition, in their case Curzon Ashton. Curzon will feel themselves unlucky – they held the U’s to a 0-0 draw at home, followed by another 0-0 draw in Cambridge. After extra time, Cambridge went through 4-2 on penalties. However, the visit of League 2 Grimsby on Saturday in the 2nd round put an end to the U’s FA Cup run as they lost 2-1, conceding to a 90th minute Grimsby breakaway goal.