RECORD BREAKERS! Droitwich Spa earn biggest ever win with 10-1 victory over Sutton United - The Droitwich Standard

RECORD BREAKERS! Droitwich Spa earn biggest ever win with 10-1 victory over Sutton United

Droitwich Editorial 23rd Nov, 2016   0

RECORD-BREAKING Droitiwich Spa climbed to the top of the Midland Football League Division Two in unforgettable style after earning their biggest win in their 32 year history – scoring TEN goals in the process!

The Saltmen were in ruthless form after thrashing Sutton United 10-1 in a display which will be remembered in folklore by those who saw it.

Nick Seabourne netted an incredible SIX goals in one match while other goals came from Luke Molloy (two), Matthew Hunt and Bradley Burgess.

In their best display of the season, and arguably their best in history, Seabourne opened the scoring on 21 minutes after he met a perfectly weighted cross down the right from Aston Gunter to put Droitwich in front.

Barely two minutes later, this time from the left hand side, Jamie Smith’s pinpoint cross from deep again found Seabourne whose bullet header went in off the inside of the post.

Spa had the bit between their teeth at this point and Seabourne completed a stuning eight minute hat-trick when the determination of Andy Crowther – twice wining 50-50 challenges sent the stand-in striker away before slotting the ball under the ‘keepers legs from an impossible angle.

Luke Molloy then got his first of the afternoon on 33 minutes-a brilliant solo effort rounding three players before tucking the ball low to the ‘keepers right from close range to make it 4-0.

But Seabourne was far from finished – he rose highest to nod home Jamie Smith’s corner to make it 5-0 with 10 minutes of the first half still to play.

Seabourne, Molloy and Smith all had chances go begging inbetween goals and at the oher end Sutton also threatened – forcing a smart save out of Matt Oliver.

Another home goal was soon to follow however – Matty Hunt scoring his 3rd of the season from yet another pinpoint delivery from Jamie Smith.

And The Saltmen made it 7-0 before the break when United were caught short at the back and Seabourne’s low cross-field ball sent Molloy racing away one on one with the ‘keeper and he confidently rolled it out of the stoppers’ reach into the bottom corner.

The second half was comparatively short on action with the visitors shoring things up at the back.

But the scoring continued when Seabourne notched his fifth and Spa’s 8th of the game with a smart turn and finish.

And it was a case of super six for Seabourne who rose the highest to head in Smith’s corner found Seabourne for his sixth of the game and Spa’s 9th.

Sutton got a consolation with their best move of the game and delicate back-heeled finish from front man Lewis.

But the last word belonged to the hosts when good work from Gunter again on the right hand side moved the ball to Seabourne who then set up substitute Burgess coming in from the right where his powerful finish lashed into the top corner giving the ‘keeper no chance.


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