Excellent performance from Royston
Royston 111 2 Broxbourne V1 1 AN EXCELLENT performance saw Royston defeat league leaders Broxbourne with their fourth straight win. Enforced changes introducing Mat Brunt as the third left back in three weeks with Nick Hooten coming on as a second half
Royston 111 2
Broxbourne V1 1
AN EXCELLENT performance saw Royston defeat league leaders Broxbourne with their fourth straight win.
Enforced changes introducing Mat Brunt as the third left back in three weeks with Nick Hooten coming on as a second half substitute.
Mike Parsons, normally a centre forward started in a left midfield role switching with Tim Yow and later coming on for a tiring Colin Bateman as left wing.
Craig Jackson in Royston's goal was busy right from the start, as Royston soaked up wave after wave of attack for the first 20 minutes with the visitors taking a 10th minute lead.
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Royston did not panic and continued to play out of defence and move the ball smoothly up the field.
The second half was a totally different situation with Royston pushing high with Simon Mansfield controlling the centre, it was only a question of when and how many.
A short corner won, the strike from Smith to Bloomfield to stick stop, the shot parried and Yow to follow up.
This galvanised Royston and they continued to press high into the Broxbourne defence the right side of father and son combo Mike and Steve Welding continuously pushing round the back and driving chance after chance across the face of the Broxbourne goal.
With Michael Welding again running around the defence set up Bloomfield on the keepers left and he shot across the keeper into the corner.
Royston again should and could have closed off the game with Mansfield, Bloomfield and Parson all missing easy chances aiming at the keeper and not past him.
Broxbourne believed that they could fight back and with 10 minutes to go they pushed out of defence and started to press the Royston back line, but it was not breached.