September 28th, 2016

Goal drought continues for struggling Earlswood

Updated: 7:48 pm, Sep 16, 2015

A LACK of goals continues to be a problem for Earlswood Town after they lost 4-0 on the road at Droitwich Spa in the Midland League Division Two.

Earlswood have only managed to score three times in six league outings this season and one of those was an own goal.

Droitwich were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Earlswood penalty area after three minutes but Alex Smith got his head to it and put the ball behind for a corner.

But the visitors did manage to take the lead in the ninth minute when James Lemon converted a cross from the left flank.

The visitors looked to get back on level terms immediately with Matt Seeley latching onto a ball half way in his own half on 16 minutes and he sent a long pass to full-back Adam Wormall who had ventured forward into the Droitwich box but it was too Pacey for him and the ball went out for a goal kick.

Whenever Earlswood did venture forward they came up against a solid Droitwich defence and another rare chance on 23 minutes fell to Shaun Smiths but his header was well saved.

Droitwich could have increased their lead in the 25th minute when a forward was put through but Earl’s keeper Dave Hancock made an excellent save and deflected the final shot over the bar and two minute later the hosts fired over the bar with a overhead kick.

At the other end a long shot by Earlswood’s Matt Green was well held by the Droitwich keeper but in the 40th minute Nick Seabourne made it 2-0 before the break.

The play was more even in the second half although Droitwich created a few more chances than Earlswood.

It was Spa who had the first shot from their own half but it was comfortably held by Dave Hancock.

After this Earlswood did have a couple of attacks but they were easily dealt with by the Droitwich defence and with 15 minutes remaining Mark Burrows bagged a third for the hosts with a close range finish.

In the 84th minute Matt Seeley saw his long range effort sail over the bar before the hosts wrapped up a comfortable win through Macauley Finch six minutes from the end.

This Saturday Earlswood travel to Chelmsley Town in the Presidents Cup.

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