MANOR FARM BC 4
CHIPPING SODBURY 0
"OUR WORST FOR YEARS" Says Fox.
Chipping Sodbury's inept display brought strong criticism from Manager Mike Fox, after their heavy defeat by the leaders of the District League's Senior Division.
"It was our worst performance for some years - there was just no pattern to our play" he stormed.
"I have no complaints about the result after the defensive mistakes early on, but Paddy Hunt was unlucky not to hit back with a Hat-trick in the second half."
Sodbury started the game level on points with Manor Farm but were sunk by the home side's long-ball style.
"We knew that Sodbury were strong in midfield, so we hit the ball over their heads for our front runner to chase." Said Manor Farm player manager Roy Jelfs.
Sodbury's problems began as early as the fourth minute when Mike Hucker left unmarked at the near post netted with a powerful header from a corner by John Hanley.
Only fine saves by goalkeeper Ricky Bruschini kept out efforts from John De Jullis and Hanley before Phil Birtle Scored on the turn from Barry Bridle's pass.
De Jullis completed a first half nightmare for the Sodbury defence with an opportunist goal from close range, following another panic clearance.
Sodbury played with more spirit after a half-time pep-talk from Fox and Substitution of Lyndon Howell for Heys sparked off a revival as Hunt pushed forward from midfield.
De Jullis grabbed the fourth, after Stuart Mcnalls long range shot had rebounded from the bar.
An energetic performance in Manor Farm's midfield from Barry Bridle was marred by a booking for a late tackle.
Bristol Evening Post Match Report.