Successful week in league and cup for Castle’s men
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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.
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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.”