Vets win tough clash

PUBLISHED: 18:34 16 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:43 11 May 2010

Royston Town Vets 2 Sandy Vets 1 ROYSTON Town Vets completed their home fixtures for the season with a hard-earned 2-1 victory over old rivals Sandy Vets. With the pace of Kevin Barthrop and Nick Humphries stretching the visitors defence, chances started

Royston Town Vets 2 Sandy Vets 1

ROYSTON Town Vets completed their home fixtures for the season with a hard-earned 2-1 victory over old rivals Sandy Vets.

With the pace of Kevin Barthrop and Nick Humphries stretching the visitors' defence, chances started to fall to Town.

After 20 minutes Paul Lewis latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and calmly slotted home Town's first goal.

The lively and youthful Sandy forward line began to create some pressure but Town's defence remained in control. With Holden winning the ball in midfield and creating openings Town looked the more likely to team to score.

A good move down the left put Lewis away and his pin-point cross into the six-yard area was met by Daryl Quinn who made no mistake from close range.

Sandy deservedly reduced the deficit when Town's defence failed to clear the danger and a Sandy player latched onto the loose ball and drove the ball firmly past Merv Chaffey.

Colin MacArthur went close to extending Town's lead but his shot was well-saved at point blank range.

Royston Town Vets: Chaffey; King, Bowers, Flack, Allen; Barthrop, Quinn, Holden, Humphries; Lewis, C. McArthur. (Subs): Cannon, Smith.

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