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Match Report: Stowupland Falcons 0 - 10 Saxmundham Sports Reserves 23/09/2023

After a disappointing defeat last weekend the Reserves looked to bounce back with a visit to Stowupland.

Following a 1 mile walk (no exaggeration) from changing room to what turned out to be a very poor pitch, the match started off with Saxmundham in control but tighter than we would have liked. Around the 15 minute mark we started to find our rhythm and, after 25 minutes, we managed to break the deadlock with Ryan Everington winning the ball high up the pitch and holding off his defender to score.

Several substitutes were made before the match restarted and, almost immediately, Eddie Hadley (sponsored by Shaun Wright Tree Services) was played in by Ryan Everington and scored a tidy finish from just inside the 18 yard box.

Sax continued to dominate and added to their lead on 41 minutes, Ryan Everington picking up the ball close to his own half and bulldozing his way through for his second of the game. 3-0 Saxmundham at the half time whistle.

We started the second half strongly and furthered our lead almost immediately, with Michael Pearse (sponsored by Dave Roberts) smashing the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box, assisted by Rob Kerridge. Ten minutes later Ryan Everington completed his hattrick, assisted by Ethen Haylock. 5-0 and cruising.

Around 68 minutes Eddie Hadley added his second with a neat finish after some good work down the left hand side by Jake Salter (sponsored by Martin Salter Associates). A matter of minutes later, a well-fought physical battle on the right wing by Ethen Haylock resulted in a ball played through to Ryan Everington for his fourth and Saxmundhams seventh of the afternoon.

Edward Hadley secured a hattrick of his own on 79 minutes assisted by Lewis Gladwell, followed by Ryan Everington scoring his fifth of the game moments later from a lovely ball by Tom Feller. The rout was complete on 88 minutes when Lewis Gladwell (sponsored by Shaun's Auto Repairs) slotted home from Jordan Payne's cross, which required the referee to overturn the linesman's decision to raise his flag.

A great afternoon for the boys and a confidence-boosting result that sees us move to 5th in the table.


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