Match Report: Royston Town Vets v Litlington Vets

Date Sunday 7 November 2010
Match Royston Town Vets v Hemingford Vets
Competition Vets Friendly
Result Won 6-2
Royston Scorers Hagger (3), Barthrop (2), Humphries

Town Vets made a slow start to their game against Litlington Vets at Garden Walk on Sunday and the visitors deservedly took the lead after 20 minutes when a Litlington forward latched onto a long through ball and outpaced the Town defence to beat ‘keeper Simon Dobson.

Town began to get their passing game going and after a period of pressure on the visitor’s defence the ball was crossed to Graham Hagger who made no mistake with a fiercely-driven right-foot volley to bring Town level.

Paul Lewis and Peter Leete were having to work hard up front against a well-organised defence to create openings. Nick Humphries beat his man down the left and fired in a low cross to the far post and Leete timed his slide in only to see his shot go the wrong side of the upright. Kevin Barthrop then put Town 2-1 ahead to maintain his excellent goal-scoring record for the Vets.

In the second half the visitors’ first half efforts began to take their toll on their energy levels and Town exploited the extra space to take command of the game. Lewis set up Hagger to score with a simple header and Hagger then scored with another header to record his first hat-trick for the Vets.

Humphries added a fifth goal with a well-struck left footer before Litlington reduced the arrears with their second goal when Stuart Moulding lost possession on the edge of the penalty area and the Litlington forward pounced to give Dobson no chance.

Barthrop scored Town’s sixth and final goal with a shot from the right wing that soared over the ‘keeper’s head into the top left corner of the goal.

Royston Town Vets:
S.Dobson, A.Smith, N.King (K.Flack 55), S.Moulding, G.Pinner (I.Allen 70), N.Humphries, G.Hagger (B.Cannon 65), J Moulding, K.Barthrop, P.Lewis, P.Leete,

The Vets are away to Therfield Fox & Duck next Sunday.