Halloween horror show for Melbourn
Girton United Reserves 3 Melbourn 1 IT was fitting that on the afternoon of Halloween Melbourn produced a Jekyll and Hyde performance at Girton.The first half was a horror show and despite having much of the possession, Melbourn found themselves three do
Girton United Reserves 3 Melbourn 1
IT was fitting that on the afternoon of Halloween Melbourn produced a Jekyll and Hyde performance at Girton.
The first half was a horror show and despite having much of the possession, Melbourn found themselves three down at the interval leaving manager Mick Walker howling mad.
The first saw an unthreatening free-kick take a wicked deflection to wrong foot 'keeper Mark Ferrari, the ball creeping into the opposite corner to one he had covered.
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The second saw Melbourn's midfield switch off and allow the Girton midfielder to ghost in behind the back four and slot home decisively, while the third saw a uncharacteristically ghoulish error from Ferrari as he slipped and spilled the ball into the path of the Girton forward who executed his chance with delight.
Half-time saw a substitution with Andrew Morris making way for James Hill who moved up front, and his impact was instant as he played like a man possessed, visibly scaring the home defence.
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As the defence worried about Hill they forgot to mark the prolific Kris Watters and a fine deep cross by Carl Chadwick found Watters at the far post and his fine leap and header was just watched by the Girton 'keeper as it hit the net.
Hill retired injured after only 10 minutes of the second half, his enthusiasm getting the better of him as a horrific collision with the home 'keeper ended his game.
Melbourn continued to press but were unable to carve any clear chances and as the game ended, Melbourn were left licking their wounds after another lack lustre display.
Mick Walker will be looking for fireworks when his team meet high flying Duxford on Saturday.