Its been a busy and eventful week for the Barrowmen with 3 games in a week.
Last Tuesday night the team faced Horsham YMCA in the league. The Barrowmen were coming off a run of poor results and were facing a team who had started the season well. The game took the pattern of a number of recent games for Steyning where the team played well in the first half, creating lots of chances which they could not take. This came back to haunt them yet again as an excellent Tolfrey free kick in to the top corner secured the points for YM despite late pressure from Town, including a great chance that hit the bar. Highlight for Steyning was an excellent full debut from young Dom Johnson-Fisher up front.
MOM Dom Johnson – Fisher – a constant threat all night on his debut
On Saturday much fancied Bexhill United at home. Once again Town started well and finally broke their recent goal drought in bizarre fashion as the Bexhill keeper attempted to dribble out and was dispossessed by Downer who rolled home in to an empty. It would not be unfair to say Steyning could have been well ahead at half time as our visitors never really got going. In the second half Town added two further goals from Radmore, including one stunning left foot volley which gave the scoreline a look that was more reflective of the game. A welcome win after a run of defeats. Great midfield performers from Barnes, Downer and Geal really set the lads up for the win.
MOM Charlie Robinson – composed at the back, good in the air & dealt with everything thrown at him
On Tuesday night Steyning were in the Peter Bentley cup and made a first ever visit to Chessington & Hook United who were plying their trade in a league below. Goals from Johnson -Fisher x2 (his first for the club), De Costa and Bradley ensured a smooth passage to the next round. Town dominated most of the game, and although conceding a sloppy equaliser just before half time, the lads reacted well and added three second half goals without reply.
Overall a positive week and the team is starting to look more like a unit as each game goes by. Still room for improvement as always , but delighted recent hard work and great attitude got its reward with back to back wins.
Next up a second visit to Eastbourne Town already this season as we look to get revenge for a recent FA cup defeat (2-1) in the upcoming SCFL Premier league match on Saturday.
Up The Barrowmen