Morden Reserves put five past Chishill
Great Chishill Reserves 3 Steeple Morden Reserves 5BIS League Division 5BSTEEPLE Morden Reserves produced a spectacular second half performance to come from behind and take all three points against Great Chishill. With the elements and slope in their fa
Great Chishill Reserves 3 Steeple Morden Reserves 5
BIS League Division 5B
STEEPLE Morden Reserves produced a spectacular second half performance to come from behind and take all three points against Great Chishill.
With the elements and slope in their favour the home team started well, playing some good football and took the lead with their first effort on target.
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Steeple started to create opportunities but Martin Holt failed to find the target with a number of efforts.
The equaliser did come after a neat move, Darren Neaves latched on to Karl Parr's flick on and found Dom Holt who beat his man before smashing the ball home.
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With only five minutes of the half remaining the home side regained the lead when their striker nipped in before 'keeper Tim Tidey to nod home and they extended their lead moments later with another close range effort.
Manager Andy Smith rallied his team at the interval and within six minutes Parr had scored his third goal in three games with a left foot shot from 15 yards after losing his marker.
Parity was restored moments later with a spectacular individual goal from Damien Pennell who beat four defenders before clipping the ball home from a tight angle.
Ash Huseyin was dominant at the centre of Steeple's defence as they took control although Tidey pulled off a vital save from a rare breakthrough.
Steeple were unlucky not to take the lead when Dom Holt pinged the upright with a long range effort and had another solo effort well blocked.
With time running out, Jason Clark knocked a long ball for the willing Dom Holt to chase and when his intended cross was blocked he produced a sublime lob to leave the home 'keeper stranded and give Steeple the deserved lead.
The hard working Nick Carlton in central midfield drove Steeple on and after substitute Cameron Taylor hit the crossbar Steeple did make it five.
A deep Martin Holt corner was met by a towering header at the back post from Paul Geraghty to make the game safe.
Steeple Morden Reserves: Tidey, Smith (Taylor), Huseyin, Geraghty, Clark, Neaves (Thorp), Carlton, Pennell, M Holt, D Holt, Parr (T Holt).