Making up the Lee way
Langford 0 Royston Town 4 IT was a performance to be proud of for captain marvel Lee Rogers on his return to former club Langford, as his hat-trick helped the Crows to their second league win of the season. Bouncing back from their weekend hammering by
Royston Town 4
IT was a performance to be proud of for captain marvel Lee Rogers on his return to former club Langford, as his hat-trick helped the Crows to their second league win of the season.
Bouncing back from their weekend hammering by Hertford Town, this was Royston's most impressive performance to date.
Forced to change his regular formation, manager Phil Snowden's tactics worked wonders as his side outplayed a team eight places above them.
Both teams started off brightly and early exchanges on goal were kept to a minimum as Royston adapted to the change of system.
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Playing with one up front and five in midfield Royston quickly found themselves with a lot of the ball.
In the second half Royston's midfield soon began to dominate, moving the ball nicely across the park, and within minutes opened up the game.
The forward runs from midfield soon had the home side's defence stretched, and when James Lavelle's clever movement in the box caused confusion the referee pointed to the spot - from which Rogers confidently slotted home.
With confidence brimming in every position Royston pressed for an immediate second and Chris Geldart should have scored with a close range effort.
However, the number 11 made no mistake moments later, burying a low drive into the net following a marvellous through ball.
Instead of sitting back The Crows upped the ante and when a loose ball fell to Rogers, he made sure there was no way back with a calmly taken finish after more clever play from Lavelle.
It was an impressive display from the skipper, who capped a fine display awith his third of the night, with another unnerving penalty late in the game.
Royston chairman Graham Phillips said: "This was certainly one of the best performances this season. They showed great team spirit to recover from the last defeat and it was very pleasing to see."
Royston: C Chambers M Bloss D Miles J McMurrough (K Amankwah) L Ravell M Baker (P Chappell) L Lavelle J Nash C Edwards L Rogers C Geldart (E Kitenge)
- The Crows are without a game this Saturday.