No stopping Welwyn Garden City as it’s six and out for Leverstock Green
PUBLISHED: 12:28 05 October 2017
Welwyn Garden City’s winning run continued with a comprehensive 6-0 beating of Leverstock Green in the Dudley Latham Memorial Cup.
Their 12th game unbeaten saw the Citizens score freely once again, Jon Clements bagging another hat-trick to take his personal tally up to 14 in all competitions.
Josh Bronti, Ash Kersey and Paul Marks got the others.
There was little doubt about the outcome of this tie from the early minutes.
WGC started firmly on the front foot with plenty of dangerous crosses causing constenation in the Leverstock defence.
But they had to wait until the 25th minute for the breakthrough when an inch-perfect cross from George Ironton, who had an outstanding game, was cleverly glanced over the keeper by Clements.
The second came three minutes from the break but it was worth the wait.
A clever Ironton flick played in Charlie Rome and his defence-splitting pass was rifled high into the net by Clements.
Six minutes after the restart, WGC had three.
Bronti collected on the right, turned inside and struck a shot that keeper Caolan Doyle-Creamer should have saved, the effort passing under his body.
The keeper did stop another Bronti effort shortly after but was powerless to stop Clements from completing his hat-trick just past the hour.
Marks and Kersey both arrived from the bench and both scored, although Kersey could have ended up with more than his single strike.
That came on 77 minutes with Ironton again the provider, winning the ball and playing the big frontman through.
But after that the post and then Doyle-Creamer denied him another.
Marks did get the sixth though after both Ironton and Clements had close-in efforts blocked by the keeper.
Having accounted for Holmer Green in the first round, another Green side, this time Luton-based Crawley Green, will be WGC’s opponents in the quarter-finals.
That match is on Wednesday, November 15 but next up is a trip to Stotfold in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division on Saturday.