Mundford ease to victory
MUNDFORD comfortably saw off a Loddon Reserves side 3-0 who in the reverse fixture had given the Stags one of the toughest games of their season.Wanting to shake off the disappointment of the previous week's cup heartache, the Stags couldn't have got off to a better start, going ahead in the first minute.
MUNDFORD comfortably saw off a Loddon Reserves side 3-0 who in the reverse fixture had given the Stags one of the toughest games of their season.
Wanting to shake off the disappointment of the previous week's cup heartache, the Stags couldn't have got off to a better start, going ahead in the first minute.
Moulton broke clear from midfield and threaded a straight pass down the middle to Barnes who out-sprinted the Loddon defence and poked the ball home.
Mundford dominated the half without really getting out of third gear, and went two ahead just before half-time. A Barnes' shot was blocked, but he followed up to wriggle free and shoot past the keeper. The ball hit both posts and was followed up by the Burton who made sure.
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The second half degenerated into some pretty poor football from both sides, with too many passes going astray. Mundford did put together a few nice moves, but too often the final ball let them down.
One move did have the end-product, though, and it was second-half subs, Oliver Fulcher and Dan Martin, who combined to give the latter a well deserved first goal in the red and black, with Fulcher beating three players and cutting the ball back for Martin to wrong-foot the keeper with a clipped finish into the corner from 10 yards.
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So although the performance left a bit to be desired, there are no extra points awarded for style, and a win's a win.
At this stage of the season the three points are as welcome as any others earned this year, although many more performances like that and Mundford could undo a lot of the hard work of the last seven months.