Steeple bounce back with five
PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:39 11 May 2010
Steeple Morden 5 Foxton Res 0 KENNY Watters hailed his side s performance as Steeple Morden bounced back from their recent slip in form with an emphatic win over Foxton. Manager Watters, made a number of changes to his pack in the hope of changing Steepl
Steeple Morden 5 Foxton Res 0
KENNY Watters hailed his side's performance as Steeple Morden bounced back from their recent slip in form with an emphatic win over Foxton.
Manager Watters, made a number of changes to his pack in the hope of changing Steeple's fortunes, and introduced reserve striker Jason Clark to his line-up.
And the rewards were instant when Martyn Lees finished clinically from 10 yards after just 27 seconds. Within a minute the hosts' lead was doubled when Ben Holt latched on to his brother Dom's clever flick and coolly lofted the ball over the advancing Foxton keeper for his 15th goal of the season.
From then on it was one way traffic, as Steeple dominated the play and always looked dangerous particularly from the overlapping Martin Holt's quality crosses.
Steeple scored a third moments later with Dom Holt getting on the end of keeper Andy Smith's long clearance and smashing home another in a pulsating opening 10 minutes.
Ben Holt almost made it four when he was put through by Paul Hutley, before his brother mad no mistake with a confident side-footed finish following some clever link up play between Lees and Clark.
Just before half time, Dom Holt could have wrapped up his hat-trick but fired wide after more selfless work by the impressive Lees.
Foxton came out stronger in the second half, but could still find no way past the resolute Steeple defence, that was marshalled so well by Jim Watters.
And Watters' central defensive partner Darren Bown was also in the thick of the action and helped set up Steeple's fifth.
The defender picked out man-of-the-match Martin Holt who whipped in a brilliant cross which was headed home by Lees.
The hosts threatened a sixth with the Holt brothers central to every Steeple attack, with captain Charlie Prothero's header cleared off the line following some good build-up play.
After the game, manager Kenny Watters said: "I'm delighted. I know these players are good enough and the last few weeks have been very frustrating.
"It was good to see the players working for each other again and giving me a big performance."
Steeple Morden: Smith; M Holt, Bown, Watters, Collins; B Holt, Hutley, Prothero, Clark (Parr); D Holt, Lees.