Royston Town finally find some consistency

Scott Bridges celebrates for Royston

Scott Bridges celebrates for Royston - Credit: Archant

Royston Town made it back-to-back victories for the first time this season as they defeated Beaconsfield 3-1 on Tuesday night at Garden Walk.

The first period started brightly for the Crows as Beaconsfield keeper Sam Bunting, pulled off a top class save to deny Craig Hammond, tipping his header onto the post and away.

But it was the visitors who took the lead in the 12th minute when Paul Bastock threw the ball out to Robbie Nightingale who was ambushed too easily and two swift moves later Lee Thompson slotted the ball in the corner of the disbelieving Bastock’s net.

Half chances were coming the Crows’ way but no real efforts on goal came about until the 30th minute when a moment of better play from Nightingale saw him make a run up the right channel and a look up and accurate cut back found the predatory Kaan Fehmi in space. His first time shot found the net bringing noticeable team, bench and crowd relief.

Steve Castle must have let his team know in no uncertain terms that the first-half of football wasn’t up to the usual standard, and the players responded well in the second period.


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Four minutes in and a Fehmi free-kick just outside the box somehow found its way through the crowd and into the goal as the Crows took the lead in this game.

Royston controlled the second half, limiting their visitors chances to either long shots or closed down efforts and a third goal for the Crows effectively sealed this game when, on 65 minutes, substitute Reece Dobson played an intelligent ball to Scott Bridges who powered home to score his third goal in as many games.

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The home team continued to dominate this period keeping most of the better play in the Beaconsfield half but not adding to the 3-1 score-line.

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