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Two wins in four days

Posted by admin on September 18, 2012

After a tough start to the season, the Spartans bounced back with two wins in the space of four days - seeing off Swallownest in the League Cup and Dinnington in the league.

First up was the League Cup game on a Thursday evening. Swallownest are managed by the Spartans original Manager so, there was added incentive on both sides to get the win. This showed with the crowd of approx 200 people.

The first game of the night was a tough one for both sides - the Spartans got off to the best start and getting to to half time 2-0 in the lead with two goals from Jack Moore-Billam. However, Swallownest were not out of it, and pulled back to equalise during the second half. The Swallownest no17 being a particular handful up-front with his skills and strength.

Game two was no less contested, but the Spartans pulled away and won the game 4-0 (a 6-2 overall win). Goals from Rmaraye, Logan Pearce and two from Kieren meaning the the Spartans progress to the next round.

The second home game in a four day stretch saw Dinnington Town visit the Carribbean Club for the first time. This turned out to be everything that had been expected - good quality football played in a friendly atmosphere - what more could we ask.

Game one was one that could have got away - Dinnington playing really well and using the kicking skills of their goalie to great effect. The Spartans fell behind after a defensive lapse let in the Dinnington striker to tap home and then went further behind to a very similar goal. However, stand-in goalie Jack Bailey then played the game of his life - making a couple of really strong saves - which seemed to inspire the team onwards. Morgan and then Alfie managed to beat the very good goalie to tie the game up.

Game two was no different - Dinnington playing the ball about well and the Spartans doing the same and creating a number of chances before Rmaraye scored the go-ahead (and ultimately game winning) goal. A strong goal kick from James reached Rmaraye who raced down the left to then fire across the goalie into the corner. The second half was more of the same with the Spartans pushing on for the first period, however, tiredness set in and Dinnington pushed to the end. Some great work from James (commanding his area and making some great saves) and the defensive pairing of Cameron and Josh meant that Dinnington were to be denied the equaliser.

We would like to say a big thank you to Dinnington's players, manager/coaches, parents and spectators for thier conduct both on and off the pitch and good luck for the rest of the season.

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