First-half blitz is key to Stanton victory

Five first half goals helped Stanton Ilkeston U13s bury hosts New Boulton 6-1 at the weekend.

Stanton were ruthless in the opening 15 minutes and opened the scoring through Kairan Bryce-Moore with a neat finish and Daniel Stokes soon doubled the advantage when Bradley Mitchell’s deflected shot found its way into his path and his scuffed shot was enough to beat the keeper.

Louis Teasdale made it three as he stroked home from just inside the area, and the Stanton bombardment continued as Stokes got down the right and his cross was met by Jordan Feakes sliding in to prod past the keeper.

Fintan Dunn-Wood then rattled the underside of the bar and the ball seemed to have crossed the line but no goal was given.

The crossbar came to Stanton’s aid midway through the first-half as New Boulton started to work the ball forward more. However, Stanton were still looking dangerous and soon made it five when a Teasdale corner was only half cleared and captain Harry Foster raced onto it and drilled an unstoppable effort from just outside the area.

The second-half was totally different. New Boulton saw more of the ball, battled harder and deserved their goal back from the penalty spot.

Stanton didn’t create as much going forward but Feakes picked up his second after more neat work from Stokes put him in and he coolly lobbed the ball over the onrushing keeper.