Steeple's double joy
Eaton Socon A 3 Steeple Morden 4 STEEPLE Morden followed last weekend s impressive 6-0 win with another valuable victory – although the scoreline was closer than it needed to be. The visitors were caught napping early on with Wallis slotting the ball pa
Eaton Socon A 3
Steeple Morden 4
STEEPLE Morden followed last weekend's impressive 6-0 win with another valuable victory - although the scoreline was closer than it needed to be.
The visitors were caught napping early on with Wallis slotting the ball past a helpless Tim Tidey, however Ben Holt levelled after 20 minutes following some clever play by his brother Dom.
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Martyn Lees was then denied thanks to a fine goal-line clearance, but Steeple made their mark when Joe Morris held off his marker before rolling the ball home for his first of the season.
Ten minutes into the second half Frankie Berry, continued his fine form by cutting in from the right and rounding the Eaton keeper for Steeple's third.
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While Paul Huttley smashed in a fourth with a superb half-volley.
The hosts however, responded with confidence and following a defensive mix-up, Wallis nipped in to snatch his second, before he kept his cool moments later for a well-taken hat-trick.
Despite the nervous ending, Steeple's win moved them into the top three.
Steeple manager Kenny Watters said: "We look an exciting team going forward and we have a lot of pace and strength.
"We do need to cut out the silly errors, but on the whole we did very well."
Steeple Morden: T Tidey; Carlton, Hutley, Donald, M Holt; Berry, D Holt, Prothero, B Holt; Lees, Morris. (Subs): Oxenford, Pollard, J Tidey.
Steeple Morden Res 3
STEEPLE Morden Reserves grabbed their first three points of the season with victory over Haslingfield on Saturday.
Paul Geraghty's goal-mouth scramble gave Steeple the lead.
However, parity was restored for the hosts within minutes of the second half, with Morden keeper Andy Smith beaten by a fine finish.
Jason Clark restored Steeple's lead when he raced onto Gene Orchard's pass, before wrong footing his marker and finishing powerfully.
Steeple then took advantage of some slack defending, with Damian Pennell taking racing through to slot the ball home unopposed.
Steeple manager Paul Jarman said: "I'm delighted with the effort shown by the players. It was three well-earned points."
Steeple Morden Reserves: A Smith; K Smith, Jarman, Prentice, Little; Morris, Carlton, Geraghty, Pennell; Orchard, Clark. (Sub): Thorp.