Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Watlington march on

WATLINGTON TOWN RESERVES hit six for the second week in succession to continue their promising start to the year.

WATLINGTON TOWN RESERVES hit six for the second week in succession to continue their promising start to the year.

Town produced a repeat 6-2 away victory as they eased past North Berks League’s Division 5 bottom club Grove Rangers. Martyn Newbold claimed the first goal of his hat-trick early on to settle Town nerves before Omar B’layachi hit a half-volley from the edge of the box.

Minutes later Newbold latched on to Matty Elbro’s ball over the top and beat the keeper one-on-one.

Carter-Knight hit a fourth as he raced on to Woolfson’s through-ball and placed the ball calmly to the keeper’s right. Tom King scored the goal of the game shortly before half-time, when Newbold picked up the ball on the left, spread it across the box to Woolfson, and his reverse ball was laid back to King who side-footed it past the keeper.

In the second half Grove to their credit roused themselves and pulled one back as Town failed to clear their lines on the edge of the box. The hosts briefly threatened a second-half comeback as they then hit the top of the bar before a fine left-footed strike high into the net beat the otherwise under-employed Sunderland in the Watlington goal.



Newbold completed his hat-trick late on as he rounded the keeper to slot home Town’s sixth of the game.

Grove Rangers Reserves 2, Watlington Town Reserves 6

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