Robins find form
PUBLISHED: 15:15 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:33 10 June 2010
THE season-long suffering followers at Greenway Lane have been longing to see their beloved Robins find the home net in great abundance this term, writes Alan Beer.
THE season-long suffering followers at Greenway Lane have been longing to see their beloved Robins find the home net in great abundance this term, writes Alan Beer.At half time on Saturday, with bottom of the table Ottery St Mary the opponents, they will have been most concerned as the sides trooped off at 0-0 after another 45 minutes that produced some industrious and inventive play from the home side but, yet again, a failure to convert chances, coupled with a superb display from the Otters' glovesman Jack Burgess, left the game goalless.However, all that changed after the break as the Robins rattled in six of the best. Within five minutes of the re-start Brett Wright blasted an 18 yard volley past a helpless Burgess and the die was cast for the second half onslaught.Just two minutes later Neil Pointing headed home a corner and it was 3-0 on 56 minutes when a flowing move served up a fine team goal.Wright found Stuart Francis in space out on the left and he needed just a single touch before delivering the ball into the danger area for Leigh Begam to volley home.Pat O'Loughlin came off the bench and made an immediate impact as he got away down the right before crossing for Francis to head home.It was soon five when Ashley Barker ran at the heart of the Otters' defence before unleashing a fierce shot.It was Barker who completed the afternoon's scoring when he dispossessed the unfortunate Otters' keeper before rolling the ball into the empty net to seal a comprehensive 6-0 victory.On Saturday the Robins travel to Exeter to meet an Alphington side they beat 2-1 at Greenway Lane in early October. Amazingly the trip to Exeter is only the third away League game for the reigning Eastern Division Champions since early November.