Lemsford hit Bedwell for six
PUBLISHED: 12:52 18 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009
Herts Senior County League Senior Division One Bedwell Rangers 0 Lemsford 6 LEMSFORD S first and reserve teams hit 11 goals between them in their two victories at the weekend with 11 different goalscorers. Chris Jones, Matt Jones, Simon Chang, Kevin Cory,
Herts Senior County League Senior Division One
Bedwell Rangers 0 Lemsford 6
LEMSFORD'S first and reserve teams hit 11 goals between them in their two victories at the weekend with 11 different goalscorers.
Chris Jones, Matt Jones, Simon Chang, Kevin Cory, James Chang and Nick Roll all hit the target for Craig Attfield's men as they strolled to a 6-0 victory over rock-bottom Bedwell Rangers.
The village outfit were playing as the away side on their home turf at Welwyn Playing Fields, which is where Bedwell have played their last two home games due to their own pitch in Stevenage currently being deemed unplayable.
The 'away' side looked comfortable in their familiar surroundings and applied all the early pressure.
Chris Jones tested the Rangers goalkeeper early on and Simon Chang went close with a header.
The Jones strike partnership of Matt and Chris eventually grabbed the goals that Lemsford's first-half performance deserved.
Chris coolly tucked the ball past the keeper to put his side 1-0 ahead and Matt then cheekily, if somewhat fortuitously, flicked David Morris' cross into the back of the net for the second.
A 2-0 half-time lead didn't really reflect how dominant Lemsford were. But if their half-time brief was not to take their foot of the pedal, then the players certainly took note.
Simon Chang's diving header made the score 3-0. Cory's solo run and fine finish gave Attfield's side a four-goal cushion.
With Lemsford looking comfortable, goalscorer Chris Jones was rested for the last half hour, along with Morris and Peter Cross, with Roll, Adam Taylor and Vincent Spear all coming off the bench.
Taylor introduced himself by testing the goalkeeper with a free-kick, but it was fellow substitute Roll who made the more explosive impact.
He superbly controlled the ball and rifled a left-footed volley past the motionless keeper for the goal of the game.
If Lemsford's fifth was spectacular, then their sixth was anything but, as James Chang grabbed his second goal of the season with a scrappy effort to mark a fine individual display.
Roll could have grabbed a seventh but couldn't repeat his earlier finish when presented with an even better opportunity, instead volleying wide.
The victory means Lemsford still have an outside chance of promotion, sitting just six points behind Chipperfield Corinthians, who occupy the final promotion spot, with the two sides set to meet next month.
Lemsford's credentials will be tested on Saturday though, with league leaders Baldock Town the visitors to Welwyn Playing Fields.
The club's second string claimed a vital victory at Lemsford Village Hall in their fight against relegation from the Herts Senior County Reserve Division One.
They beat Hinton 5-4 in a close game on Saturday with goals from Craig Rowlinson, Bradley Anderson, Dean Tomms, Grahame Dixon and Savas Caliskan.