Solid victory for Lairds against Stafford Town

Yet another away trip saw Cammell Laird 1907 FC produce an excellent team performance as they beat Stafford Town 5-1 on their 4G pitch.

The rainfall was incessant but did not deter Lairds from displaying a dominant show of controlled possession football.

Throughout the first half, Lairds were the attacking force but wasted some good opportunities and had to wait until the 34th minute to take the lead as a fine through ball saw Jay Harvey expose a slack defence to rifle home a great goal.

Any threat from the home team was well nullified by the excellent Lairds back four and saw them ease into half-time with the one-goal lead.

More enterprising play in the second period saw Lairds on the front foot for much of the half, but again they had to wait until a great passing move in the 76th minute saw Harvey double his tally with a close-range effort for a 2-0 lead.

Substitutions increased Lairds’ dominance and Matty Vickers added a third goal on 84 minutes followed by a fourth scored by Joe Caswell after some great team work in the 90th minute.

Hopes of a clean sheet were dashed in the 93rd minute as poor marking allowed Town to score through Thomas Duffy, but minutes later Vickers again got on the end of a great cross to net the fifth for Lairds in their best result of the season so far. FT 5-1.

Lairds are at home next Saturday 11 November versus Cheadle Heath Nomads with a 3.00pm kick off.

Lairds Reserves play away against Great Sutton in the league next Saturday 3.00pm kick off hoping to keep the pressure on at the top. The youth team are at home versus Mossley Hill Athletic with a 10.30am kick off as they continue their title challenge.

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