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WE had the rare luxury of having an unchanged line-up for two consecutive games which produced two distinctly different performances. Last Tuesday the team put in a good display at Dunstable Town after a run of two defeats, going ahead after 16 minutes through Piers Wixon, and by half-time it was 3-0 thanks to a Gareth Heath brace.
WE had the rare luxury of having an unchanged line-up for two consecutive games which produced two distinctly different performances.
Last Tuesday the team put in a good display at Dunstable Town after a run of two defeats, going ahead after 16 minutes through Piers Wixon, and by half-time it was 3-0 thanks to a Gareth Heath brace. The foot was taken off the pedal in the second period, during which they pulled a goal back.
We journeyed to Bedfordshire again, hoping for a repeat display, but found ourselves 2-0 down after ten minutes, with Wixon injured. He was replaced by Kevin Hawes, who had recovered from his leg injury. We then pulled a goal back, only to see Richard Howell depart the field with concussion, but we did equalise early in the second half through Kevin Hawes. But the third was conceded as we pressed for the winner. The result was a kick in the teeth particularly for the 50-plus travelling fans.
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We have a difficult game on Saturday with a trip to third-placed Atherstone Town and then have two home games, against Dunstable on Tuesday and Stourport Swifts on Saturday, March 14.
Our Reserves picked up a point against Haverhill Rovers, following their disappointing display against Tiptree United midweek when they lost 4-1, with our goal coming from Justin Deeny. It was Bradley Hughes who scored the goal against Rovers after being put away by Deeny. The Reserves have a home game on Saturday against Hadleigh United. There is a new addition to the Reserves set up with Mike Ford now assisting manager Ian Manby, and we welcome Mike who has a wealth of knowledge in local football.
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Our Under-13s put in an excellent performance when they played Cressing Sports, who had earlier in the season crushed them 10-2. They took the lead through Tom Lait, but Cressing then equalised and were awarded a controversial penalty which they converted. Our ladies, unfortunately, were knocked out of the League Cup by Whitton United 1-0 on Sunday and have no fixture this weekend. Our U14s entertained Halstead Town Yellows and drew 1-1 with our goal being scored by Billy Mills. The U10s had a resounding win over Earls Colne with the goals coming from Jordan Barham, two, Joshua Collins, Nathan McGraw and Oliver Ellis.