Successful week in league and cup for Castle’s men

Josh Castiglione got his first Crow goal against Hitchin

Josh Castiglione got his first Crow goal against Hitchin - Credit: Archant

Royston Town hope to end a successful week on an even higher note.

It started with a 4-2 victory over Marlow on Saturday, a result which keeps their Southern League Division One Central promotion hopes well alive.

Kaan Fehmi put them ahead early with a header from a Josh Castiglione’s cross and Adam Murray doubled that advantage on 29 minutes, stooping low to head home a Gus Scott-Morriss corner.

And it was 3-0 at half-time thanks to Ryan Towner’s low effort.

Fehmi’s second five minutes after the break completed the Crow scoring and although Marlow scored two late on, Royston were convincing winners.

The win puts them in fourth place, two points behind leaders Farnborough.

Manager Steve Castle said: “The lads were on it from the start and with our confidence up we dictated the play in the first half.

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“Marlow made more of a show in the second half, scoring twice to make it more respectable.

“For us the lack of a clean sheet was a slight downer but in general it was a good afternoon.

“Special praise to our midfield who provided forceful running and vital support to our front line.”

They followed that up with a good 1-0 win over Hitchin Town in the Evo-Stick League Cup with Castiglione getting his first Crow goal.

And they could make it a perfect finish with another cup-tie this Saturday.

Egham Town visit Garden Walk in the FA Trophy with Castle stressing the benefits of a lengthy run in the competition.

He said: “It is very important because, although the league is a priority, to have a cup run would do the club a world of good.”