22nd Nov, 2017

Convincing victory for FISSC Veterans

Liam Moakes 7th Nov, 2017

FISSC VETERANS returned to winning ways on Sunday with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over visitors Ettington.

Without a recognisable goalkeeper available, FISSC had to rely on their talismanic forward Marco Pace to don the gloves and take control between the sticks.

FISSC took an early lead after an excellent passing move down the right flank saw Andrew Taylor score from close range.

FISSC forwards Glen Danks and Richard Foreman were proving to be a real handful up front and the midfield of Paul Hipkin, Andy Taplin and Harvey Merrins were passing the ball around with ease.

FISSC’s dominance saw Taylor score his second of the game which was quickly followed by a rare goal for FISSC stalwart Dave Rogers who rose to thump home a towering header.

However, Ettington took advantage of the open space on the left wing after Nick Kean went wandering and a quality cross was easily converted, leaving stand-in keeper Pace with no chance.

In the second half FISSC picked up where they had left off and Danks got his just rewards with a simple finish after finding himself one-on-one with the Ettington keeper.

FISSC’s defence of Rick Clack, Simon Bartholomew and Nick Grey were largely untroubled which allowed Chris Stanley and others in midfield to control the game.

With Pace replaced by Mike Ballinger in goal and the former thrown up front, the FISSC forward line was now less mobile but they still created chances and Taylor squandered his opportunity to claim his hat-trick by shooting wide on yet another fast break.

FISSC claimed their fifth and final goal when Kean curled home a 20-yard free kick.

FISSC Veterans’ next game is at home to Kineton on Sunday, November 19.

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