East Sussex Football League
South Coast Athletico 9-0 Burwash F.C
Saturday 7th April 2018
Bexhill College 3G
Chopbacks show no mercy
Looking to put a disappointing week behind them, The Chopbacks welcomed Burwash to the academy ground hoping to finish their season strong.
The game almost never took place as Burwash arrived wearing their home strip of red shirts, black shorts and socks to match south coasts kit of red and black shirts, black shorts and black socks, After finding some lovely orange bibs the game was allowed to go ahead.
Within two minutes of kick off the Chopbacks had found the back of the net as a cross looped into the box for Wayne March to poke it into back of the net to open the scoring, the confidence looked to visibly drain from the Burwash players as they went behind so early in the game.
Within five minutes the Chopbacks had the ball in the back of the net again as a glancing header from Luke Darvill trickled along the floor to beat the scrambling keeper into the corner for 2-0.
The midfield trio of Harry Jackson, Brad Owens and Mike Hawley grabbed hold of the game and the technical midfield began to pull the strings creating numerous chances before Connor Easton rose at the far post to header in from a Brad Owens cross whipped in from out wide for 3-0 and more than likely the game.
Five minutes before Half-time Connor Easton got his name on the scoresheet again as he continues his quest to finish top of the goal scoring charts, A through ball allowed Easton to out muscle the defender before spinning and slotting the ball through the keeper for goal number 4 for the day.
Just before Half-time, Luke Darvill popped up and bagged his second of the day to finish the game as a contest and send the chopbacks in at half time 5 goals to the good.
As the second half got underway, The Chopback defence showed the sort of football the team have been striving to play all season as they passed and moved the ball around the Burwash attack and midfield, drawing the defence out and launching the team forward for Connor Easton‘s hat trick putting him back on top of the goal scoring charts making it 6-0.
Changes were made with Mike Hawley and Luke Darvill making way for Ryan Fuller and Jack Bloomfield.
Just after the hour mark Brad Owens made it 7-0 with a cool finish before impact sub Ryan Fuller weaved his way through the defence to slot the ball past the keeper for goal number 8 and then a minute later Ryan Wright rounded off the scoring to make it 9-0.
The Chopbacks pressed for number 10 but for some outstanding saves from the Burwash goalkeeper.
A 9-0 win, Biggest league win of the season and a great response from the players after a disappointing week.
It’s Orington and Bexhill Broncos to finish the season and a huge say still to be had in the final resting spots of the promotion chasers.
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