20th Sep, 2019

Five for Lemon puts Droitwich in heaven

Ben Tyler 8th Jan, 2019 Updated: 10th Jan, 2019

A NEW club record was witnessed on Saturday as Droitwich Spa romped to a staggering 10-0 win over Bustleholme at York Road.

When a ninth minute lead was taken through Brad Burgess, no one could quite have imagined how the remainder of the game would have turned out, but it was just a sign of what was to come for the rampant Saltmen.

Ben Tilbury was a live wire for Droitwich all game, and it was his driven cross that led home defender James Hawthorne to turn into his own net, moments before the returning Hadyn Morris launched a fierce drive that was tipped onto the crossbar.

Morris turned provider for Burgess to double his tally when touching out his feet and finishing inside the penalty area, before then netting himself thanks to good play from Tilbury.

The league’s leading scorer James Lemon only needed four minutes to make his mark on the game after emerging from the bench at the break, Tilbury again the architect for Lemon to finish with deadly accuracy.

A mistake from keeper Ben Holden gifted Lemon a second just a minute later with the simplest of finishes into a gaping net.

Further atrocious defending saw Lemon clinch his hat-trick from close-range, then linked with Tilbury to convert his fourth and Spa’s eighth of the game.

A succession of penalties awarded in Droitwich’s favour saw Curtis Townley put away with ease, but subsequently missed the second penalty when striking the post.

Lemon proceeded to put the scoreline into double figures with a remarkable fifth goal from the bench and round off the scoring in the dying minutes of the game to finally end the Bustleholme defence’s suffering.

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