That was some Weekend for our men – Match Reports

Steyning Town completed  two 4-1 home victories at the weekend to make it an impressive eight straight wins at the start of the season.

Firstly, on Saturday, they entertained Oakwood FC from the division below in the FA vase.
Town were in control for most of the game and were two goals to the good at the break courtesy of strikes from the impressive Charlie Meehan and the evergreen Rob Clark.
In the second half the visitors pulled one back on the hour against the run of play and for 10 minutes or so one sensed a small comeback may be on the cards. However, the Barrowmen quickly reasserted themselves and further goals from Meehan after great work from Shooman on the right, and a penalty from Jack Barnes gave a score line a look that was more reflective of the overall game.
Town: Lucas Clark Cooper Barnes Oladokun Francis Meehan Shooman Hallett Leahy Towning Subs used Fuller Remfry  Axell Not used Edwards, Stone, 
MoM: Charlie Meehan
Fast forward less than 48 hours to Bank Monday morning and it was a return to league action for a Steyning Town as they hosted the much fancied Haywards Heath FC in front of a crowd of approaching 200 people. On a beautiful sunny morning Steyning were simply irresistible in the first 30 minutes and pretty much had  the game out of sight by the half hour mark, blowing away the shell shocked visitors.
The scoring started in the 3rd minute as Shooman swept home from close range following great work by Charlie Meehan down the right. Then, on 10 minutes, Meehan himself added a second. Great work by Remfry and Edwards in midfield, set him free on the right. He still had plenty to do as he cut inside, jinking past two tackles and firing home a cracking low shot from just outside the penalty area which nestled low in the bottom left hand corner of the net.
Steyning sensed blood  and continued to press hard, forcing a shaky looking Heath defence into unnecessary mistakes.
Shooman added a classy second from another  through ball from Meehan and minutes later that man Meehan was brought down in the box. Barnes however was unable to convert the penalty, which was well saved. That was the visiting keeper Jones’ last action as he suffered a nasty hand and wrist injury saving the penalty and was replaced. We wish him a speedy recovery.
The fourth goal wasn’t long coming however as just over the half-hour mark Cooper rose unchallenged to thump home a cracking header for 4-0 . Impossible to believe what we were seeing.
Heath finally got themselves into the game and pulled one back shortly before half-time to make it 4-1 at the break. Pitcher missed a good chance right on half time, forcing Lucas in to a fine low stop.
The second half was a much less exciting affair and Heath came out and pushed and probed and the usually reliable Pitcher was off target with a number of good opportunities which could have changed the mood in the ground. At the other end, Shooman missed out on a one-on-one chance and the otherwise impressive Billy Fuller  nearly rounded off a great move but blazed  wide when well positioned  when Francis found him with a square ball on the penalty spot . The last 10 or 15 minutes or so were played out rather unexcitingly; Town content to sit on their lead and Heath finally looked like they knew they weren’t going to get back into this one.
Final score 4-1 Att 187
MoM: Nathan Cooper
Town: Lucas Fuller Clark Da Costa Cooper Edwards Barnes Radley-Martin Shooman Remfry Meehan 
Subs used Hallett Towning Francis Leahy Oladokun 
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