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Stotfold 6 Wellingborough 0 Free-scoring Stotfold hit six without reply after overcoming an indifferent start. In the first 20 minutes of this game, the result, let alone the scoreline, did not look possible with the visitors having the better possession
Stotfold 6 Wellingborough 0
Free-scoring Stotfold hit six without reply after overcoming an indifferent start.
In the first 20 minutes of this game, the result, let alone the scoreline, did not look possible with the visitors having the better possession and chances.
John Mitchell blazed a good chance in front of goal over the bar on 10 minutes and Dan Grainger put his low shot from the right wide shortly afterwards.
After weathering the opening storm, Stotfold struck first on 27 minutes, Joel Mason making himself some room inside the six-yard box and stooping to head in Paul Garrett's corner at the near post.
Mason played a big part in the second goal after he was put through on the left-hand side of the box. His shot was blocked by Luke Dowling with Garrett picking up the rebound and curling it past keeper Alex Malong on 36 minutes.
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Malong may have wished he stayed at home for the third goal.
After coming off his line for Lee Allinson's free-kick from the halfway line, Tawhid Juneja rose just inside the box and looped his header over the keeper and into the net to silence the visiting fans.
Wellingborough did push forward in the second half but looked nowhere near as threatening.
Sub Alfie Taylor's 'pass' to Brad Gillham from a corner was their only half chance.
Louis Lee should have got himself on the scoresheet after controlling and taking Mason's cross from the right into the box, but his good footwork only resulted in a dragged shot wide.
A foul on Lee on 65 minutes about 25 yards from goal allowed Allinson to fire in the fourth, with a superb curling free-kick into the top corner.
The fifth goal was a solo effort from sub Ricky Case, a winding run from the right to the left-hand side of the box and then a shot back across goal.
A clumsy challenge from Grainger on Arin Fehmi in the last minute allowed Allinson to grab his second, tucking the ball in from the penalty spot.
Rokermen: Gillham, Bryant, P Donnelly, Shambrook, Juneja, Lee (Hull), C Donnelly (Case), L Donnelly, Mason (A Fehmi), Allinson, Garrett.