Cambridge got their first win of the season in unbelievable circumstances against Hartpury on Wednesday.
The away team, winners of the BUCS Premier South for the last six years, had already beaten the Blues in a tight encounter in October. But as Daniel Forde skipped in from the right to score the decisive fourth, it was clear there would be no repeat.
Cambridge had earlier let slip a two-goal lead. Up 3-1, thanks to goals from Haitham Sherif, James May and a penalty from captain Ant Childs, they appeared well-set for a remarkable victory. Two Hartpury goals in five second-half minutes shattered any illusions of ease.
But, to the Blues’ eternal credit, they regrouped and defended stoutly before Forde’s famous contribution.