Fenstanton 8-0 Mildenhall United
Fenstanton recorded their biggest win of the campaign with an 8-0 hammering of Mildenhall United.
Fenstanton were forced to make 3 changes, with Dale Edwards coming in at centre half, Scott Morrison slotting into the midfield and Tom Cody dropping in at right back, with Darren Bryant playing higher up.
Fenstanton started at a blistering pace with the speed of the front 3 really causing Mildenhall problems, but often keeping the linesman busy.
About 10 minutes into the game, we saw the first goal. Breaking from a corner, Salv Merola carried the ball from the half way line, showing good strength to hold off the defender, before unselfishly squaring for Ben Hall for his 4th goal of the season.
Fenstanton squandered plenty of chances and went in 1-0 at half time.
Whether it was the words of wisdom from manager Adam Buckingham or a big carrot dangled of “If we score more than 6, I’ll get everyone a beer”, the second half was a complete different story.
The first goal this half was an important one, as it came from left back Paul Street, flicking in a header from a corner. It was the defender’s first goal in 2 years, and he is having a “special haircut” to celebrate.
Fenstanton’s 3rd goal looks like it will be the winner of goal of the season. With Scott Morrison picking the ball up 25 yards from goal and hitting an unstoppable drive thunderbolt into the top corner. Brilliant goal!
Salv Merola carried on his good run of form, and owed a lot to Ben Hall for his unselfish display. In 11 mins Salv banged in a hat trick, his 3rd goal was another goal of the season contender, with the wide man, cutting in on his weaker foot, and smashing the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.
With 5 mins to go. Fenstanton hit their 7th goal with Dan Berrill poking in from close range for his 1st of the season.
The final goal of the game was yet another goal for Kieran Heaford, tapping in he got his 3rd of the season.
A brilliant second half from Fenstanton and an expensive one for Manager Adam Buckingham!