triumph over not so great Danes
Suffering from a hangover after last week’s heady cup win Old Meadonians stuggled to tame lowly Old Danes, having to score four in the last twenty minutes to give due reason for the distance between the two teams in the table.
In fact visitors to Riverside Lands, Old Danes, took the honours in the first period without worrying Kris Sayers in the Meads’ goal while his opposite number denied Colin Hawkins the other end with a good save.
There were only twenty five minutes to go when striker Ed Glover came off the bench to give things an injection of pace. Immediately Hawkins found more space and things started to fall apart for the tired guests.
A senselessly donated indirect freekick on the edge of the area compounded by subsequent sleepiness allowed the ball to be nudged to Kevin Quinn whose finish was clinical.
There followed a veritable goal rush as Danes were run ragged. First Glover raced through on the left to lob the keeper; then Hawkins scored from close range and finally Dwayne Rhone darted in for the last. This leaves Meads lying third five points behind the league leaders with four games in hand
Team: Sayers, Salanson, Butler, Hugh Jones, Costello, Kearney, Quinn, (Killick),Bond, Rhone, Hawkins, Bowring, (Glover).
February 19, 2004