Goal boost for striker Findlay
Herts Senior County League Premier Division Park Street Village 2 Buntingford Town 1 ANDY Findlay scored twice as Aubrey Cup finalists Park Street Village defeated Buntingford Town at home on Saturday in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division. Ma
Herts Senior County League Premier Division
Park Street Village 2 Buntingford Town 1
ANDY Findlay scored twice as Aubrey Cup finalists Park Street Village defeated Buntingford Town at home on Saturday in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.
Manager Ryan Thompson included young defenders Ricky Petts and Dean Thompson in the side and PSV looked strong.
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Findlay opened the scoring after 15 minutes when his determination paid off as he beat two players to the loose ball to fire home after his initial shot was blocked.
Pete Hanson and Andy Ruck went close to adding to the margin as the impressive hosts poured forward before half time. Boss Ryan Thompson said: "We had four or five one-on-ones. We were cutting them open but we couldn't put the ball in the net. We were 1-0 up at half time and really, really pleased with the performance."
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PSV finally doubled the advantage in the second half when Matty Day was felled outside the box and Findlay stepped up to find the bottom corner with a sumptuous free kick strike.
Again the Toulmin Drive outfit should have extended their lead further but almost paid the price when a rare mistake from Lee Woodruff was punished late on with a goal for Town. Thompson then feared his side would concede a second and drop two points but they held out, with Woodruff and Petts in inspired form at the back. The manager said: "Lee Woodruff made one mistake all game, in other words he was brilliant and Ricky Petts was awesome, he was really good. Ricky and Dean Thompson were superb at the back and we were comfortable."
The chase for a top-three spot in the league continues at Toulmin Drive with a 3pm kick off when London Lions arrive on Saturday. PSV then host Wormley Rovers on Easter Monday with a 1pm kick off. Thompson's side have enjoyed a fine campaign earning their place in the final of the Aubrey Cup and riding high in the Premier Division and Thompson said: "We are not the prettiest side. We never will be but we have a big group of lads and everyone is willing to work for each other. We are really organised and the only disappointment is we don't score more goals because we create enough chances.
"London Lions are a good side and their league position does not reflect that. They thoroughly deserved to beat us 1-0 over there. We will be mixing the side up over the two Easter games because some players play on Sundays as well and you can't play three games in three days.