Cambridge United gave themselves some breathing space away from the relegation zone after claiming a 2-0 victory over local rivals Histon on Tuesday.
Despite hovering just one above the bottom of the Blue Square Bet Premier table, the Bridge Road faithful would have been hopeful that the Stutes could claim a derby victory over a Cambridge team without a win in eight games.
Cambridge had the best of the opening exchanges, although both sides had opportunities to open the scoring. However, it was just as Histon started to find their feet after a scrappy period that the visitors opened the scoring.
Poor communication in the 44th minute led to a horrid piece of indecision between defender Remy Clerima and 'keeper Joe Welch allowed Danny Wright to fire home into an empty net.
A calamitous piece of defending saw the home side fall two goals behind shortly after the break.
Clerima was once again the man at fault as his poor defensive header saw the ball played back into the danger zone where U's hitman Adam Marriott was on hand to take advantage of the simplest of tap-ins.
In truth, player/manager Dave Livermore too was culpable for the goal with his poor back pass the root of the attacking corner.
Histon had a chance to pull one back from the penalty spot when Brian Saah brought down Omer Riza in the box, but Riza saw his attempt saved by Simon Brown.
Caretaker manager Jez George will be pleased to see Cambridge moving in the right direction, but for Dave Livermore and his men the fight to stave off relegation becomes tougher and tougher as the weeks go by.
Histon: Okay, Smith
Cambridge: Marriott, Saah.
Ref: Kevin Johnson (Somerset).
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