Morden put MacDonald to the sword

PUBLISHED: 14:24 23 February 2009 | UPDATED: 15:59 11 May 2010

Steeple Morden 7 Mott MacDonald 0

KENNY Watters' side moved to second in the league with a thrashing of Mott MacDonald as their promotion rivals floundered. Morden were the only team in the top five to win on Saturday, and they did so in style scoring se

Steeple Morden 7 Mott MacDonald 0

KENNY Watters' side moved to second in the league with a thrashing of Mott MacDonald as their promotion rivals floundered.

Morden were the only team in the top five to win on Saturday, and they did so in style scoring seven goals through six different players.

It took Steeple Morden a little while to get into their stride as their recent lack of regular matches showed, but once they did it was a fine flowing move which broke the deadlock.

Ben Holt held the ball up well before releasing Joe Morris and his perfect cross was volleyed home by winger Frankie Berry for his 12th goal of the campaign.

The lead was doubled 10 minutes later when a Martyn Lees corner was nodded home from close range by Joe Morris.

With the strong midfield pairing of Dom Holt and Charlie Prothero starting to dominate, Steeple scored again.

This time, Craig Richardson released Berry who left his marker trailing before delivering a cross that was forced over the line by Ben Holt who netted for the 10th time this season.

The visitors broke away just before half-time and were awarded a penalty after keeper Andy Smith upended the striker but he made amends for his error with a fine save from the resulting spot kick.

In the second half Steeple had the elements in their favour and were rarely troubled with Martin Donald and Darren Jarman solid at the back.

Lees started a flurry of goals with 15 minutes left when he calmly chipped the keeper after latching on to a long clearance from Andy Smith and Steeple's substitutes combined for the fifth goal with assistant manager Karl Parr releasing Matt Chapman who muscled out two defenders before slotting home.

Moments later the visiting keeper failed to hold a Dom Holt free-kick and Laurence Harrison nipped in for a simple tap in to make it 6-0.

The seventh was scored with the final kick of the game as top scorer Lees volleyed home through a crowded box.

Manager Kenny Watters was delighted with the result and said: "It was important that we had a good run out after missing a lot of football due to the weather.

"We were very strong as the game went on and it was good to get so many scorers on the sheet.

"We have put ourselves in contention which is great and we can go into the key games coming up with confidence."

Steeple host promotion rivals Harston 1987 on Saturday and will be looking for revenge against the team who were the last to defeat them, back in mid-November.

Steeple Morden: Smith, Richardson, Harrison, Jarman (Collins), Donald, Berry (Parr), Prothero, D Holt, Morris (Chapman), Lees, B Holt.

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