Steyning Town FC 1 Loxwood FC 0
Steyning Town made it six wins on the bounce with a narrow one nil victory over Loxwood FC in the league on Saturday, keeping them in second position in the league.
Despite the close scoreline it doesn’t really show the true story of a match, in which Steyning dominated possession, from the first minute to the last with the Loxwood keeper Jacob Terry producing an outstanding performance to keep the score just at one.
At other end Lucas in the Town goal did not have a save to make all afternoon. Having said that the visitors did make it very difficult for the Barrowmen and their midfield and back four defended superbly all afternoon to keep the scoreline to the single goal.
That goal came a few minutes before half-time, after great work down the right hand side by Meehan and Francis, resulted in the former reaching the touchline pulling back a low cross, and at the second time of asking the in-form Tom Chalaye was there to slam home the ball from close range at the second attempt. Going in one nil up was a great boost for the Barrowmen.
The second half although still predominantly one-way traffic did see Loxwood becoming slightly more adventurous and they made one or two breaks during the half, and won a few free kicks in dangerous positions, but came to nothing. At the other end Steyning were not at their best in the final third, and on another day could’ve scored a few more but the finishing was not what it should’ve been. Terry also made a few more fine stops to deny Meehan, Francis and Chalaye, and the scoreline remained at one nil.
Great to record another team sheet and gives the team a great boost of six wins on the spin as they head to Crowborough next Saturday afternoon for a tasty 2nd v 3rd clash