Welwyn Garden City hit Oxhey Jets for four

PUBLISHED: 09:49 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:51 20 March 2017

Josh Bronti. Picture by Mark Long

Josh Bronti. Picture by Mark Long

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A powerful second-half display saw WGC romp to a 4-0 win over Oxhey Jets on Saturday, their best victory of 2017 and their highest winning margin since the 9-2 triumph at Colney Heath in October.

A powerful second-half display saw WGC romp to a 4-0 win over Oxhey Jets on Saturday, their best victory of 2017 and their highest winning margin since the 9-2 triumph at Colney Heath in October.

Adam Fisher’s side bounced back with a dominant performance following their midweek defeat at Stotfold.

This win moved WGC back up to sixth in the SSML Premier Division table and their sole aim for the remaining nine games of the campaign must be to earn fourth spot and exemption from their early preliminary rounds of next season’s FA Vase.

WGC got the perfect start scoring in their first attack with barely a minute registered.

After a foul on Ben Long 10 seconds, Long quickly found Sean Brettell.

He hit a ball to Ashley Kersey wide on the left and when the cross came over Josh Bronti rammed it into the roof of the net.

But after this lively start the game didn’t develop and became a tame affair for the remainder of the half.

Oxhey Jets had a chance to equalise inside 10 minutes when Remy Gill escaped Taishan Griffith and set up Liam Sole, but he miskicked in front of goal.

The second half promised more and 10 minutes in George Brinkman won a tackle, sent Brettell through, however his effort was just wide.

Within two minutes WGC had doubled their lead.

Brettell tried his luck, keeper Partington parried and Kersey squeezed it home.

Oxhey spurned their best chance of the half when Luke Wells was put through, but he fired just wide.

Seventeen minutes from time, WGC ensured the points were secure.

Long cut in from the left and drove a shot goalwards, Kersey stuck out a leg and deflected it past Partington.

Manager Fisher introduced Jay Welsh, teenager Will McClelland and Jason Coughlan for the latter stages with Kersey and Brettell.

There was still time for the goal of the game four minutes from time.

Coughlan’s first touch was a neat pass to send Bronti away.

He clipped over a cross that Marcus Campbell pulled down in one movement and clipped perfectly over Partington to round off a fine afternoon’s work for WGC.


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