Heath stun Boro'

PUBLISHED: 12:42 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 06 May 2010

Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division Colney Heath 5 Broxbourne Borough 0 AARON Clarke scored twice as Colney Heath got back to winning ways with an excellent win against an in-form Broxbourne side. Richard Howard gave Heath an early lead

Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division

Colney Heath 5 Broxbourne Borough 0

AARON Clarke scored twice as Colney Heath got back to winning ways with an excellent win against an in-form Broxbourne side.

Richard Howard gave Heath an early lead when he reacted quickest to tap in the rebound after his penalty was saved with just 13 minutes gone. Tom Blackman was in fine form for the home side and he produced several good saves before Colney doubled their lead.

Ant Muthusamy got on the end of a cross and although his initial header was blocked by a defender, he reacted first to smash a volley into the top corner. Broxbourne continued to test Blackman but the Magpies 'keeper was equal to everything they threw at him. With the score at 2-0 the result was never safe and the next goal was going to be the all important one. Thankfully for the Magpies it went their way as Jake Parratt cut in from the wing and unleashed a 25-yard shot that went into the bottom corner of the net with an hour gone.

Phil Jackman came on for the home side and immediately set up two goals for young striker Clarke. Both goals were almost identical with Jackman crossing the ball into the area and Clarke showing his predatory instincts by getting on the end of it and firing home.

Joint boss Scott Lacey was delighted with the way his side bounced back from last week's disappointing results. He said: "At Berko (Berkhamsted) we annihilated them but they put four balls in the box and we couldn't deal with them. I had people coming up to me and saying that's the best performance they'd seen all season despite the result. We've been unlucky. Saturday came and we started the game how I wanted us to. I could have changed formations but I wanted to stick to our guns. Richard Howard is a great player. He could think that he's too good for this league but he doesn't, he digs in and he's a good example to young Aaron Clarke who plays alongside him. Dean Parratt is another good player and the promising thing is he's taking things on board this year which is always good for a coach."

Lacey is also pleased with the way his side are spreading the goals around the team and he feels it can only benefit their form. "We're spreading the goals around now. I feel we can win a game from any position because we're sharing the goals around the team."

The Magpies boss doesn't want his player to get carried away as they take on high-flying Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

"We won't carried away with this result. We've got Welwyn Garden City this weekend and they're flying. Most of the old Edgware team are back there and they've got some good players. It'll be a good test for us."

Colney Heath: Blackman, Teasdale, Dowling, Winger, Muthusamy, Stevens, Eames, Deacon, Howard, Clarke, J. Parratt. Subs: Ashton, D. Parratt, Jackman, Paratusic, Spong.


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