Austin Gacheru snatched a winner for City in the third minute of injury time, pouncing after Dan Moody’s effort was parried by Croydon goalkeeper Francis Ameyaw. In a match lacking spark, City opened the scoring shortly before the half hour mark when Jack Guilford met a cross from Gibbs after excellent work down the wing. Croydon missed a gilt-edged chance to level before half time, but did capitalise on a defensive error to equalise in the 86th minute when Claudio De Almeida raced through to score. But City threw everything forward and grabbed a winner in dramatic style.
Antony Hall, Will Heavey, Tony Chaplin (Tom Penson 79), Simon Cooper [capt] (Moses Spencer 70), Jamie Thoroughgood, Jack Guilford, Dan Moody, Ben Camara, Austin Gacheru, Joel Hughes, Jaydon Gibbs.
Unused substitutes: Paul Spencer, Lance Banton-Brown, Bruce McPhail
Cautioned: Will Heavey
Referee: C. Readett