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Rendell lives out 'boyhood dream'

Scott Rendell
Rendell is on loan from Peterborough United

Cambridge United striker Scott Rendell says his side's Blue Square Premier play-off semi-final victory against Stevenage was like a dream.

Rendell scored twice in the 3-0 extra-time win to turn around a 3-1 deficit from the first leg.

The 23-year-old Peterborough loanee told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It's a boyhood dream, isn't it? Needing to come back, score two goals.

"Especially the last minute of extra-time. It's what dreams are made of."

It is the second year in succession that the U's will go to Wembley for the play-off final. Last season they lost to Exeter and this time face City's South West rivals Torquay United.

Rendell did not make the trip 12 months ago as he had moved to Posh in January.

He said: "Last year we were on the wrong end of it. Hopefully we can learn from it and get into the Football League.

"No-one knows when they're beaten around here. We're all fairly young and have a never-say-die attitude."

Winger Robbie Wilmott also missed out last year after not making the Wembley squad. The 18-year-old has come through the youth system at the Abbey and has been a key player in United's promotion charge.

"Luckily I've proved myself this season. It's the greatest day of my career so far. I didn't expect anything like this when I signed," Wilmott said.

Wilmott has scored seven times this season while playing out wide and thinks the open spaces at Wembley could assist them in the final.

He said: "It's a massive pitch, we like to play wide with two quick wingers, so hopefully we can capitalise on that.

"It would be a great day to make a name for yourself, it's the biggest stage of them all for the non-league. Hopefully I will make a name for myself."



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