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Michael Edwards, Sports Reporter
Monday, October 8, 2012
TAKELEY put on a five-star performance to rout bottom of the league side Clapton.
Three second half goals on top of two in the first half capped off an impressive display for Steve Castle’s side.
Clapton came out stronger of the two sides and laid siege to the Takeley goal but they failed to profit from prolonged pressure.
The Great London side were made to pay on 25 minutes when the momentum swung in the home side’s favour – Reece Dobson was hauled down in the box allowing Greig Taylor to convert from the penalty spot.
One soon became two as Anton Collins collected Dobson’s slide-rule pass before coolly slotting the ball past Mason Durell.
Castle’s side had to wait until the second half for the third. Collins turned provided, taking on three defenders before finding Graeme Turner with a pin point cross that was gratefully headed into the bottom corner.
Takeley didn’t let up and on 75th minute they were celebrating their fourth goal. Scott Forbes collected Collins’ perfect pass before finding the net. There was still time for one more as Collins capped his man-of-the-match performance with a second goal.
The win will give Castle’s side a boost as they prepare for an FA Vase tie against Great Wakering Rovers – Takeley lost 3-0 to the same side two weeks ago – on Saturday, 3pm kick off.