2nd Team Stats Archive :: Fixtures, Results and Reports

St Francis Rangers III (Away) - Division 1
Result: 6 - 1 (Win)

Scorers: Keane 3, Kevern, Arnoux, OG

Lindfield's reserves notched up an impressive victory over St Francis, who before the game were also unbeaten with 2 wins from their opening 2 games. In a high tempo first half at Victoria Park St Francis looked to attack early but were caught on the break when Dave Keane latched onto a ball over the top, took a great first touch past the last man and slammed home left footed from the edge of the box. Both sides were ont he front foot trying to attack, but it was Lindfield who struck second with French Michael being fed in with a glorious pass from Irvine to delacately lob the ball over the keeper into the net.

The early goals impacted St Francis, who were quick in attack, with Kenny Burgess in the midfield, and their quick striker in particular impressing. St Francis got a goal back ten minutes before the break when their midfielder cut inside and lobbed Allen in goal with the outside of his right boot, the keeper had no chance. The reserves were under the cosh for the remainder of the half with Pete Ashdown and the Shaldoum brothers at the back defending superbly.

The second half started much the way the first half ended, with Lindfield under pressure, but this pressure was relieved when on the counter a Kevern header was palmed away by the Francis keeper, to Campo on the right side who drilled it back across for Kevern to creatively flick into the net. From here on Lindfield capitalised on St francis' ventures upfield to pull the game back, as Keane completed his hat trick with a belter from 25 yards and a tidy finish after dribbling from the half way line. The scoring was completed by an unfortunate own goal after that man Keane swung in a dangerous free kick.

It was a very good performance from Lindfield, but St Francis never gave up and on another day could have got a few more goals, definately a good game for the neutral! MOM went to Skipper Baz Irvine who was superb in the middle.