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Melbourn 8 Swavesy Institute 3

IT was goals galore at The Moors as Melbourn returned to winning ways in a game that was never out of their control. Melbourn took the lead in the opening five minutes when a low corner by Andrew Morris was met with a bullet header from Jason Gray.

Swavesey showed they were a team of ability with some good passing play that also illustrated the strength of the division. They had yet to register a victory this season and when Tom Staley nodded in from a Morris cross it looked even more unlikely.

Melbourn controlled the half and their own passing game was proving to be too much for Swavesey but it wasn’t going to be until the second half that they really upped their game.

Within minutes of the restart, Melbourn had three with Jason Gray nodding in from an Andrew Gray freekick before the game was effectively ended when first, Ben Fox and then Carl Chadwick got the first of the doubles. Midway through the half Fox was the only one to read an immense Andrew Gray throw to nod home for number six. John Patman then scored the goal of the game after coming inside from full-back to fire in off the post from 20 yards.

Swavesey pulled one back with their own long-range strike, but Chadwick netted Melbourn’s eighth with a fine header across goal following fine play from Morris.

Swavesy got a scrappy second and a freak third when their ‘keeper’s long kick bounced over Mark Ferrari.

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Melbourn: Ferrari, Patman, A Gray, Staley, Monahan (Alder), Morris, J Gray, Fox, Wagstaff (Reynolds), Holt, Chadwick.