Codicote end losing run in style

PUBLISHED: 13:14 24 December 2007 | UPDATED: 22:18 26 October 2009

Herts Senior County League Premier Division Codicote 5 Bedmond Sports & Social 1 CODICOTE ended a six game losing streak with a convincing 5-1 win against Bedmond in the Herts Senior County League. The village club s last win came against the visitors t

Herts Senior County League Premier Division

Codicote 5 Bedmond Sports & Social 1

CODICOTE ended a six game losing streak with a convincing 5-1 win against Bedmond in the Herts Senior County League.

The village club's last win came against the visitors to Bury Lane back in October and Saturday's victory gave manager Dan Kennoy the perfect Christmas present in only his third game in charge.

Manager Kennoy said: "It's pleasing obviously to win and end this run of bad form.

"Since taking over the performances have been good but results haven't reflected the way we have played.

"Ironically today we didn't play well, yet we won the game."

Bedmond put up a dogged first-half performance and it wasn't until the 38th minute that Codicote's constant pressure paid off.

Mark Anderson broke the deadlock when he managed to bundle the ball across the line after Carl Smith had crossed in from the left.

Anderson extended Codicote's lead on the stroke of half-time when a delightful through ball carved open the Bedmond defence.

That allowed Anderson to round the visiting keeper and coolly slot past the recovering defender.

Although leading 2-0, Bedmond did create chances of their own but were unable to beat goalkeeper Dan Stephenson, who had an outstanding game.

Kennoy's decision to draft in Errol Reyner from the Reserve team paid dividends when the front man added to Codicote's lead moments after half-time.

As in the first half, Bedmond continued to break forward and they were gifted a goal from a direct free-kick 20 yards out.

It wasn't long before the home side restored their three-goal cushion when Reyner reacted to a parried save and brought his tally to two.

Anderson completed his hat-trick after again rounding the keeper and walking the ball into the visitors' empty goal.

Kennoy is now looking for Codicote to continue their winnings ways.

"Our next two league fixtures are tough away games against Whitewebbs and Hatfield. I'll learn more about the team after those two fixtures."

Codicote tackle Whitewebbs on Saturday and face Hatfield on January 5 in their first match of 2008.

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