Towners regular DMK, back for the first time this season, had been speeding around the pitch all night but nothing had
really come off before a confident Towners turned on the style in the second.
The work-rate of Roger Dogs had gifted the Towners some much needed defensive work as he steamed into tackles and balls,
usually coming off the victor, one of Dogs few shots on the far right from a speedy ball in-field was too much for Dogs to
control when he slammed the laces to the leather and sent the ball wide.
It was Murrell who took the initiative when a fine Towner pass came to feet for 'New boots' Murrell to control, go wide
of a defender and turn on a sixpence to send the ball steaming low into the Rejects goal. The turnaround had begun.
Murrell again was involved with another Towner goal, McGhee enforcing the back, not for the first time during the game
had sent a fine pass to the left of the field for Murrell to roll onto. The trickster span his fat body round to send
a quality pass to the feet of DMK who ran in and applied a cool but powerful finish close to the inside of the post on the
left side of the goal.
Hammond jumped into the action too and became active in the middle of the park when he popped his second of the night
away from some cool dribbling and equally high-standard finish. Not long after though, the Towner was in the middle
of the park again, hungry for more as he stepped aside the tackles of two Reject players and shot to finish with the outside
of the boot and into the top-right hand corner past a struggling keeper.
|John knew the only way for the Towners to go
John McGhee made his move two when he slotted one past the keeper to cap a superb performance on the night, enabling
the Towners to eventually take the lead and win the game when the final whistle went at 7-5 to the Towners.
Mike Fermin - After a shaky start the dedicated Towner made some excellent saves to keep
the Towners in the game. The penalty save was a special highlight on the night and extremely important to getting the
Towners in the right mood. That penalty unsaved may have dipped Towner heads too much.
John McGhee - Both John and Mike enjoy joint Man of the Match this week with two votes each,
Rog and Dan picking up the others. Johns tireless defending and movement upfield to attack more were superb but the
passing game John played set up more than one goal, sliding precise balls through to the front men made John an important
man on the night. Goals -1.
Steve Hammond - Scored the three goals that took him to the top of the Top Goalscorers table and had a good nights
football. Worried the manager with his limping at one point but worked it out and got back into the game. Support
was scarce at times and Hammond made the most of his skills, whether it was tidying up at the back or getting adventurous
up front. Goals - 3.
Roger Westwood - Had a fine nights defensive work for the Towners, finding himself the last man at the back on
more than one occasion and dealing superbly with it. At one point Rog saved a shot by diving his foot in front of the
ball. Excellent dedication from the usual midfield player.
DMK - Energetic tonight, buzzing around the pitch and getting into position as well as making the calls and
running into space, was unlucky not a get a few more goals but passed and dribbled well, as well as scoring two fine goals.
Goals - 2.
Rickee Murrell - Just has a big nob. Goals - 1.
Jimmy White - Unlucky to get injured not long
after the game got started. What a waste of a fiver! You play free next time you're fit and required fella, get