Cohen to the rescue

PUBLISHED: 15:07 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:02 06 May 2010

CITY striker Gary Cohen returned to the fold last Saturday after missing the previous three games while he was undertaking his paramedic training. The striker is nearing the end of the training and is now preparing for his final exams. I ve been doing sh

CITY striker Gary Cohen returned to the fold last Saturday after missing the previous three games while he was undertaking his paramedic training.

The striker is nearing the end of the training and is now preparing for his final exams.

"I've been doing shift work for the last three weeks," Cohen told the Herts Advertiser following Saturday's defeat to Dover.

"I only got off at half past 12 this morning. I've obviously missed a few games but we've been on a good run.

"I saw some bad things, some not so bad things and you go to calls where people have called out the ambulance for the most absurd reasons."

Cohen doesn't yet know how his new career will affect his football but says he will have a better idea once he's done his final exams.

"We'll have to see, I'm waiting to find out when I'll be working when I go out properly," the former Grimsby man said.

"I've got my finals exams in the next couple of weeks and after that I'll have more of an idea about what's going to happen."

Cohen was left cursing the performance of Dover goalkeeper Ross Flitney who produced a superb one handed save to deny the striker an equalising goal on his return to action.

"Their goalkeeper had a great time," he added.

"I've gone up, I've made good contact and I've thought this has got to go in but osmehow he's managed to push it away.

"He made a save from Fish, he's had a great volley, it's taken a deflection and somehow he's managed to get a hand on it.

"There was another goal mouth scramble where they've managed to scramble it off the line, it was just one of those games where luck wasn't on our side because on another day we could have one that quite easily.

It's Hertfordshire derby time at Clarence Park on Saturday when Bishop's Stortford visit. Although the Dover defeat dented City's play-off aspirations it's not mathematically impossible and Cohen says the team hopes to get them back on track starting on Saturday.

"We'll be looking for three points and to get at them and try to slip into the play-offs," he said.

"As long as the teams around us are dropping points that's always a bonus because if we can going on a run until the end of the season there is still a chance.

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