Defeat for Saints

PUBLISHED: 10:50 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 May 2010

A ROUSING second half show was not enough to deny hosts Lemsford as St Peter s fell to defeat in the Herts Senior County League Division One on Saturday. Manager Mitch Morris was again without several key players for the trip.

A ROUSING second half show was not enough to deny hosts Lemsford as St Peter's fell to defeat in the Herts Senior County League Division One on Saturday.

Manager Mitch Morris was again without several key players for the trip. Defenders Anthony Farron and David Winnie were both out, along with midfield trio Scott Ferguson, Dan Cockerton and Craig Staughton. Strikers Mark Savory and Tony Arnold were also absent. On the plus side, the Gauthier brothers, Tony and Matt, returned to action, along with Craig Chapman, Richard Ellis and Marlon Jones.

Two missed chances for Saints proved costly in the opening period as the Lemsford youngsters took control. Goals from Matt Harris (two) and Chris Jones secured a 3-0 lead at the break.

A thrashing looked on the cards for the Saints if they continued in the same manner in the second half but they soon got to grips with the task ahead and pushed Lemsford back.

Chapman scored his first goal of the campaign and chances were missed at both ends before a rare strike from Matt Gauthier reduced the deficit further.

Saints poured forward looking to exploit the slick surface and find the goal to bring the hosts to their knees but it was not to be. The final score was 3-2 and for the Saints it was a brave response which yielded nothing at the finish.

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