Southern Combination League - Premiership
CDG ( 0 ) 0 SALTDEAN ( 3 ) 4
( Fraser 4,15. Rees 18. Turner 90.)
SALTS ADD TO ANVIL WOUND
Anvils brief flirtation with their heady 7th place position, plus unbeaten home record, were today destroyed inside the first 20 minutes today at the Haven by a fast flowing rampant Salt attack, who quickly took advantage of hesitant defending, to tear holes in a rather generous Anvil backline.
But in one of those peculiar quirks of the 'beautiful game', the Anvils in that same space of time could well have been level, after twice striking the woodwork, plus several shots that somehow refused to enter the hallowed goal, so a Salt lead of three clear goals at the break was a somewhat bitter pill to swallow, yet on the other hand if you can't put your shots away...........!
For the Second Half plus attacking the Kop, one was hopefull that a fightback could be on the cards, but despite having most of the play, the Anvils were still unable to register a reply, plus to add salt ( excuse the pun ) to the wound, the Salts then nicked another on 90.
Putting ones cards on the table, in spite of arguments with the woodwork, the Anvils were a bit lacking in nous in comparison, which was possibly not suprising judging by the quality of players facing them, with the majority having played at a higher level, as shown by their sharpness on the ball and incisive finishing, which showed up the differential between the sides.
The Anvils after their last two 'walk in the park' results, today faced a different dilemma against a side who were able to go thro the gears when required, four goals look bad on paper, but those who were their, knew it should have been much closer.
My MOM today would be attacking fullback Russell Malton always eager to charge down the flanks, and have a blast at goal once a chink appeared!