Chishill hit back to hammer nine
Great Chishill 9 Camden United Res 0 BOUNCING back from last week s 6-2 drubbing, Great Chishill turned the table and hammered struggling Camden. The visitors have been propping up the BIS League Division 2A for the majority of the season, with Saturday s
Great Chishill 9 Camden United Res 0
BOUNCING back from last week's 6-2 drubbing, Great Chishill turned the table and hammered struggling Camden.
The visitors have been propping up the BIS League Division 2A for the majority of the season, with Saturday's defeat taking their goals conceded to 107 in 20 games.
And it took Great Chishill just two minutes to open their account, when left-back James Bennett bundled the ball over the line following a well-taken corner.
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Chris Butler doubled the lead minutes later when he curled a corner straight into the Camden net, and Steve McGee scrambled home a third.
Colin Seward and Russell Drury both missed opportunities to increase the Chishill lead, while at the other end Camden's main threat - their lively forward, was comfortably dealt with by Jamie Dunsden.
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McGee then rifled in a powerful left-foot strike just before the break, with the game all but sown up as Chishill went in with a deserved 4-0 lead.
The second half continued as the first had ended, with Ian Gallagher in the Chishill goal a virtual spectator.
Elliott Drury smashed home a 25-yard effort to make it five, and Bennett rose highest to nod in goal number six and his second of the game.
Bennett then turned provider, setting up Oli Fitzgerald who made it 7-0 on his long awaited return from injury.
Jonathan Drury then added an eighth, before Butler completed the rout with the goal of the game, following a brilliant move from the back and lobbed finish.
Great Chishill: Gallagher; Seward, Dunsden, R Drury, Bennett; Butler, E Drury, Radford, Fitzgerald; McGee J Drury. (Subs): Lombari, Warren, Wiltshire.
Ashdon Villa 1 Steeple Morden 3
BEN Holt grabbed his 17th goal of the season as Steeple Morden came away from a difficult trip to Ashdon Villa with all three points.
And the visitors had to soak up a lot of early pressure, with Andy Smith making two brilliant blocks to keep Ashdon at bay.
At the other end, Dom Holt had a couple of speculative efforts go inches wide, while Karl Parr wasted Steeple's best chance when he volleyed over following some intelligent play from Martyn Lees.
In the second half, Steeple midfielders Jamie Murphy and Charlie Prothero became increasingly dominant, and the visitors took a deserved lead when Prothero's superb through ball was slotted home by Dom Holt for his 10th of the season.
However, Ashdon quickly snatched an equaliser courtesy of a wicked deflection that bounced into the top corner and beyond the reach of the otherwise impressive Smith.
But Steeple's determination showed, and with the Holt brothers causing a number of problems for the hosts' defence, it was not long before the visitors were back in front with Dom Holt turning home Lees' long range effort.
Victory was assured moments later when the Holts combined once more, with Dom finding Ben with a defence-splitting pass, and after outpacing his marker, he lifted the ball over the advancing Ashdon keeper with calm authority.
Steeple manager Kenny Watters said: "I'm really proud of my players because Ashdon is not an easy place to go.
"I think we deserved the win for the commitment that we showed and the quality when it mattered."
Steeple Morden: Smith; M Holt, Hutley, Watters, Carlton; B Holt, Murphy, Prothero, Parr; D Holt, Lees.