Match Report: Royston Town Vets v Linton Aztecs Vets

Date Sunday 31 October 2010
Match Royston Town Vets v Linton Aztecs Vets
Competition Cambs Vets Invitation Cup
Result Won 5-1
Royston Scorers Barthrop (2), Lewis, Holden, Humphries

Town Vets continued their impressive form this season with a convincing 5-1 victory over Linton Aztecs Vets in the Cambs Vets Invitation Cup.

After a closely fought first 15 minutes it was the visitors who took the lead when ‘keeper Simon Dobson’s failed kick at a long ball through the middle let a Linton forward in to score.

Within minutes Town were level when Kevin Barthrop headed in a Nick Humphries cross and Barthrop put Town 2-1 soon after. Town had the better chances in the remainder of the first half but failed to convert.

An even first 20 minutes of the second half saw both sides creating chances and Town had Dobson to thank for a fine save from a long range pile driver.

Town’s narrow advantage was threatened a few more times before their nerves were calmed with a third goal after 70 minutes. Paul Lewis cut in from the left and fired in a right foot shot that the visitors’ ‘keeper failed to keep out.

Town then added a fourth when Steve Holden collected the ball on the halfway line and beat the chasing defenders and ‘keeper with a cool finish. Town were now in total command of the game and deservedly went further ahead when Nick Humphries drilled a left foot shot into the net.

The Moulding brothers – Stuart at the heart of defence and John in midfield – had outstanding games for Town.

Royston Town Vets:
S.Dobson, A.Smith (B.Cannon 70), N.King (S.Brown 45), S.Moulding, G.Pinner (K.Flack 45), N.Humphries, G.Hagger (S.Holden 45), J Moulding, K.Barthrop (I.Allen 75), P.Lewis, P.Leete,

The Vets are at home to Litlington Vets next Sunday.