Victory, but Morden cut it fine
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 p
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 with barely a minute on the clock, however Ben Holt levelled after 20 minutes following some clever play by brother Dom.
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Martyn Lees was then denied thanks to a fine goal-line clearance, but Steeple made their mark with Joe Morris holding off his markers before rolling the ball home for his first of the season.
Ten minutes into the second half, last week's hat-trick hero, Frankie Berry, carried on his impressive form by cutting in from the right and rounding the Eaton keeper for Steeple's third.
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With 15 minutes remaining, Paul Huttley smashed in a fourth with a superb half-volley that almost burst through the Eaton net.
The hosts however, responded with vigour 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, with Foxton Reserves next up for the high-flying hopefuls.
Steeple manager Kenny Watters said: "We look an exciting team going forward this season and we have a lot of pace and strength. Our wide players would prove a test for most defences.
"However, we need to cut out the silly errors, but on the whole we defended well. The squad has a nice balance of youth and experience, and our young players will only get better as the season progresses."
Steeple Morden: T Tidey; Carlton, Hutley, Donald, M Holt; Berry, D Holt, Prothero, B Holt; Lees, Morris. (Subs): Oxenford, Pollard, J Tidey.