Match Report: Royston Town v Chertsey Town

Date Tuesday 18 March 2014
Match Royston Town v Chertsey Town
Competition Calor League: Central Division One
Result Won 4-0
Royston Scorers Fehmi, Mason, Dobson(2)
Crows MoM
Reece Dobson

Royston Town welcomed second from bottom team Chertsey Town to Garden Walk to hopefully extend their run of ten unbeaten home matches with a win rather than the more recently seen run of draws.

With Jack Bradshaw unavailable Joe DeLaSalle started this match and Robbie Nightingale again took on the role of left midfield with Ryan Ingrey beginning the game on the bench.

This match started with a fine rain coming down that had slightly softened the surprisingly hard surface and the Crows began forcefully moving the ball quickly and confidently about the pitch.

Despite an early collective crowd shudder as home keeper Nick Thompson went walkabouts and was quickly closed down, Royston effectively controlled this half and kicked on in the second period to dominate this match.

Striker Kaan Fehmi showed his class on 17 minutes as he finished a sharp move with a perfectly placed shot from twenty yards, low to visiting keeper, Rhys Marshall’s right for the only goal of the first half.

Marshall got his revenge on Fehmi when the Crow’s frontman’s penalty kick early in the second half was blocked low to the Chertsey stopper’s left.

A few nervous interim minutes were endured as the home side struggled to put this game beyond their plucky visitors, but a change of Robbies – Mason for Nightingale – gave them the necessary impetus to double their lead. On 71 minutes Mason’s first effort was deflected away but his own follow up nestled pleasingly in the net.

Further changes were made by Steve Castle bringing on Ryan Ingrey for Kaan Fehmi and Carl Edwards for Spyros Mentis and Royston’s momentum was good and their continued high tempo play added two more quick fire goals in the 85th and 86th minutes – both from the entertainingly skilful man of the match Reece Dobson who capped a great game with two fine finishes. First a well-directed header from a probing Edwards cross, then a solid low strike giving Marshall no chance to save.