Dynamic Danslow nets hat trick as Blueboys run riot
Molten Spartan South Midlands Premier Division London Colney 7 Bedford 1 LONDON Colney hit Bedford for seven at Cotlandswick on Saturday in the Molten Spartan Midlands League Premier Division. Jamie Lally went close twice early on as Bedford attacked
Molten Spartan South Midlands Premier Division
London Colney 7 Bedford 1
LONDON Colney hit Bedford for seven at Cotlandswick on Saturday in the Molten Spartan Midlands League Premier Division.
Jamie Lally went close twice early on as Bedford attacked but Colney soon took the ascendancy after getting a fortuitous break. Winger Dave Corran tried a cross-shot from the left flank and the ball was sliced into his own net by defender Matt Foster.
Greg Shaw saw his shot blocked as Colney pressed for a second while at the other end defender Tom Dickie made an important intervention to halt Bedford attacker Andy Sherratt.
Both sides had chances as the match flowed at a furious pace. Paul Danslow, Corran and Russell Gallagher all had efforts for Colney while goalkeeper Alistair Hill saved smartly from Sherratt.
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Just before half time the Blueboys went 2-0 up. Danslow curled the ball over goalkeeper Jones and the ball was deemed to have crossed the line before Gallagher got a touch to make sure.
Colney extended their lead just two minutes into the second half when defender Mark Paradise fed Corran who crossed for Dean Seabrook to sweep the ball home at the near post.
The Blueboys netted their third goal in five minutes either side of the break when Corran fed Danslow who sidestepped a defender and drove the ball home from 10 yards.
Defender Danny McCafferty made two fine clearances and Hill was forced into a good stop as Colney were put under pressure by Bedford.
In the 58th minute Bedford did find a response as Jason Layne ran at the Colney defence unchallenged and promptly drove the ball home to reduce their deficit to 4-1.
The Blueboys scored a fifth goal when Danslow was sent clear and with one touch sent the ball sizzling into the net for his hat trick.
John Beschizza struck a shot high and wide from a glorious position but Colney did not have long to wait to bulge the net again. The final two goals came in quick succession when first Dean Barker beat the offside trap and fired his shot low into the net on 83 minutes and then Cain Davey raced clear to drive the ball home for 7-1 on 84 minutes.
Left winger Corran was in sparkling form for the Blueboys and the winning margin could have been greater as Davey, Barker and Gary Simmonds all went close.
London Colney: Hill, Paradise, McCafferty, Dickie, Corran, Humbert, Shaw, Simmonds, Danslow (C. Davey), Seabrook (Beschizza), Gallagher (Barker). Unused sub: Benning.