After recording our first double of the season on the previous Tuesday we faced Seaford Town at Home with a chance to register our second double of the season; we duly came out on top to record that second double – this was a much harder assignment though and we won through goals by Adamson and Colman one in each half.
The team had a few changes from the previous match with Jubril Adamson coming in for Josh Owen, Zac Powell moving into midfield and Jonny Akoto making a welcome return from injury to look after the left-back berth.
The first half began we were rather ‘slow out of the blocks’ which Seaford nearly capitalised from and scored after a through ball but our goalkeeper, Kane Charles was able to smother the chance. In the 27th minute, we broke the deadlock after a break down the right wing by Jaevon Dyer who crossed into the on-rushing Adamson to score; it was a good goal and had ‘8come just after our management team had ‘tweaked’ the way we were playing to make us more of a threat. You could visibly see our opposition’s confidence drop after this setback. There were no further chances of note, and we went into the break 1-0 in front, but with more work to do to secure the points.
We began the second half much more on the front foot and had a few chances to increase our lead, this duly came in the 67th minute after a jinking run by Athan Smith-Joseph down the left wing and he crossed to find Warren Colman who had the simplest chance to make it 2-0. The opposition goalkeeper thought that the ball had gone out of play and complained to the referee about the decision but took his complaint slightly too far and was sin-binned; we have it on good authority that the ball did not go out of play. 2-0 to the Salts and that is the way it stayed even though we had a replacement keeper in one of the opposition’s defenders for ten minutes.
Overall, a very satisfactory result against a good team who will take points off the better teams in the division; we certainly wish them well in that quest to do that!!!
This was our 4th clean sheet in a row and the result puts us on 31 points from 12 games and 4 points clear at the top of the table; we must not get complacent as there is just under two-thirds of the season to go but we are handily placed. What we do need is more home support the ‘Boys’ are playing well and sit top of the table; why not come down to our next Home game and see for yourself next Saturday at 3 pm – you will be made most welcome
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