Retford Crush Sheffield

Retford United 7-1 Sheffield FC Reserves (Central Midlands League Premier North) 04.09.21

A second-half goal blitz at Cannon Park on Saturday afternoon saw Liam Kay’s Badgers romp to a 7-1 home win over visitors Sheffield FC Reserves.

The hosts were at it from the off, their attacking line probing away early on, it resulting in Dean Conway giving Mark West his first chance of the game, only to see the bar rattled, not to worry though, the opening goal was just around the corner.

A little under twenty minutes were on the clock when Aaron Fell found himself free to strike home an inch-perfect volley for the opener, but, considering that final score, first half chances were rather limited.

Ten minutes before the break and this time the bar was rattled by a Conway header before that duo, of Conway and West, linked up again, this time resulting in a second for the hosts, the latter finding the goal at the back post.

A two-goal lead at the break however was as good as it would get for the Badgers, however, nobody was quite ready for the second half goal blitz that quickly followed.

Within five minutes of the restart the hosts’ lead was added to following a clever move involving Brandon Kane’s quick-thinking, and Igor Mlynarksi’s prowess; the former would take a quick-smart free-kick that played in the latter who bursts through on goal and despatches into the bottom left corner.

It was the start of a five-minute scoring spell for the hosts who moved from 2-0 to 4-1 in the blink of an eye, the third, on 53 minutes, seeing Kane and Conway combine, the former being somewhat unselfish when breaking through the middle, the latter not passing up the chance to hit the back of the net.

A few minutes later and the visitors pulled one back, Mackenzie Ross firing home from distance, but, even with more than half an hour left on the clock, that proved to be too little, too late.

A substitution before the hour mark payed instant dividends for the hosts, Bruno Holden coming on and within ten minutes turned provider, his cross being headed home by Conway, his second of the game before being substituted.

Holden was again involved in the sixth goal, he being brought down in the box resulting in a penalty with twenty minutes remaining, West taking responsibility and finishing well for what was his second of the afternoon.

With Conway (now subbed) and West, on braces, there was time for further opportunities, resulting in one, just one, more goal, in the final fifteen, Brandon Kane with a deserved goal to complete the rout.

Adam Daughtrey plays the ball through the middle for Kane to latch onto, who hits it with his left foot, and it nestles sweetly in the back of the visiting net off the post.

Retford United: Tom Crosby, Jay Paling (Ellis Moore 75), Tom Brook, Stuart Ludlum, Mason Barlow, Aaron Fell, Brandon Kane, Igor Mlynarski (Bruno Holden 57), Adam Daughtrey, Mark West, Dean Conway (Oliver Lawrence 68).

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @JonMatthews Mark West hits home his penalty.

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