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Match Report v Stanway Rovers (h)

LONG MELFORD  1  STANWAY ROVERS  3

(THURLOW NUNN PREMIER DIVISION, WED 14 OCTOBER)

This was a frustrating night for Melford, the overall performance deserved more but the positive to take from tonight is the amount of chances created. 

There was an impressive debut by Jose Santa De La Paz, who has joined the club on a month’s loan from Needham Market. Jose is a young forward who has impressed in Needham’s youth and reserve teams. He has tasted first team football at Needham and hopefully will gain useful experience at Melford to help his development.  

Match Report: Melford could have gone ahead in the opening minute when Jose Santa with high speed burst through the Stanway defence only to be up-ended by keeper Luke Skinner who was yellow carded for his troubles, but nothing came of the free-kick from just outside the penalty box. 

And so the game went on with chances at both ends, until the 32nd minute when Melford went ahead. 

A Jamie Griffiths pass found Jose Santa down the right wing and his pull back enabled JACOB BROWN to fire home from ten yards. 

On 40 minutes there was a slice of luck for Stanway, with the assistant referee and most people spectating considering a loose ball to be a goal kick, the referee overruled the assistant’s decision and awarded a corner. The corner taken by Alejandro Barber was headed home by JAKE PHILLIPS. 

In the second half Melford looked the more fluent team, but it was Stanway who took the lead on 54 minutes after some confusion in the Melford defence TOM LEWIS nipped in to net from close range. 

Still Melford pressed but despite several golden opportunities and goalmouth scrambles the Villagers couldn't find the equaliser.  

In the 89th minute with Melford pushing men forward, a long ball from defence found ELIAS AHMED who ran through to score Stanway's third.

If only Melford could convert their chances they would start to get their season in gear. CHENOBERET

LONG MELFORD: Matt Walker, Dan Smith (75), Sam Mills, Jake Jackson (82), Ross Waugh, Kieran Michaels, Ben Tait, Jacob Brown, Jose Santa De La Paz, Jamie Griffiths (82 injured),  Dan Swain

Subs: Callum Hemson (75), Hassan Ally (82), Archie Pether (82) 

Subs not used: Evan Culmer, Fin Shorten (gk)

Attendance: 78

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