Royston thrash Sun Postal Sports - again
PUBLISHED: 17:02 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:54 11 May 2010
Sun Postal Sports 0 Royston Town 6 ANOTHER ruthless team performance at Watford on Tuesday evening saw the Crows increase their unbeaten league run to seven games. It was only a few weeks ago that Royston had thrashed their hosts by eight goals at Garden
Sun Postal Sports 0 Royston Town 6
ANOTHER ruthless team performance at Watford on Tuesday evening saw the Crows increase their unbeaten league run to seven games.
It was only a few weeks ago that Royston had thrashed their hosts by eight goals at Garden Walk and Sun Postal were determined to make sure their was no such repeat performance this time.
But in truth they struggled to cope with Royston's intensity and football movement and it took a mere 25 seconds for the opening goal.
Luke Robins found space on the left and his flighted cross found Ryan Lockett who looped a twelve yard header over the motionless keeper.
Sun Postal tried to get the ball down on a tricky playing surface but the Crows defended well enough to limit their opponents to a couple of long range shots which keeper Damion Williamson handled with ease.
The game was effectively killed off mid-way through the first half with a double identical strike from Craig Hammond.
Both goals showed the striker's attacking prowess and both were powerful strikes from around ten yards out following a very tidy team approach.
Going in to the interval three goals to the good could have been the tonic for a more laid back approach in the second half but Royston's performance intensified.
Within seconds of the restart Hammond had an angled shot scrambled off the line for a corner and although the home keeper tried desperately to keep some parity to the scoreline with a couple of flying saves it was to no avail.
Hammond completed his hat trick on 52 minutes turning in a Tom Malins cross from 6 yards
It was visibly clear that the home side were becoming frustrated with a number of dangerous tackles and their irate dissent to the referee would eventually prove costly.
Luke Robins was one of the Royston players being targeted and after he set up Hammond's powerful ten yard strike in the 61st minute for Royston's fifth and the striker's fourth, boss Paul Attfield decided to replace him and Hammond with the game all but over.
There was still some 25 minutes remaining when Tom Malins turned in Ryan Lockett's low driven cross from close range to complete the scoring but the rhythm of the game was affected by a surge of home bookings.
There was also a double Postal sending off with ten minutes left with their goalkeeper and one of their defenders told to leave the pitch.
Ryan Lockett still had time to smash a 16 yard effort against an upright but the visitors saw the game out with some excellent possession football in the closing moments to see out their victory
Speaking about his team's performance, Paul Attfield said: "In all honesty this was not an easy place to come with the pitch difficult to generate pacey football on and against very motivated opposition.
"However scoring so early was a big bonus for us and we did play some scintillating football at times.
"By keeping everything simple and quick we always looked relatively comfortable and I am delighted with the overall team performance."
Team : Williamson, Endacott, Collins. Debnam, Cain, De Lacy, Edwards (Jackson), Malins, Lockett, Hammond (Young), Robins (Stephens)
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