Saints defeat the league leaders

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St Johns Reserves defeated league leaders Middlezoy Rovers in an entertaining encounter.

Middlezoy Rovers 1

Weston St Johns Res 3

ST JOHNS Reserves sent shock waves through the league with this well-deserved win against the current league leaders.

Saints were forced to make changes and started well on a good playing surface. They dominated the early exchanges with Winter and Clarke causing the home defence problems.

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The wide boys of Hawkins and Gorka were also causing problems with their trickery, but Rovers took the lead when a long ball was headed past Hodrian. Saints equalised when Winter fed Gorka. He beat his defender with ease and his cross was headed home by Hawkins. Gorka nearly put Saints into the lead, but his stinging shot was saved by the home keeper.

With Hartley and Whittaker controlling the midfield, Saints came out for the second half with confindece high and it showed with their slick passing.

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The Saints’ back four of Llewellyn, Carpenter, Hartley and Whittaker were outstanding and used the ball smartly when in possession. Saints took the lead after some great passing football was finished off by Rob Winter.

Mike Carpenter finished off the game with his second goal in two games with a great finish from a corner. Hodrian made a great save in the last minute to keep out Rovers.

This was Saints’ best performance of the season and the whole squad was outstanding, but the M&S man of the match was shared between Lee Whittaker and Ernst Gorka.

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