Met too strong in wel­come re­turn of the Mack

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LLOYD Mack­lin and Lewis Put­man were back in a strong Met Po­lice side for their clash with Kingsto­nian on Mon­day.

For the open­ing 15 min­utes it was an even game. Luke Wil­liams had a sim­ple catch to make as K’s first ef­fort on goal was a tame header. Met had two good chances in the first half, first when Luke Robert­son forced a div­ing save from goal­keeper Rob Tol­frey be­fore the stop­per blocked Ryan James’ shot.

Met had a scare at the start of the sec­ond half when ex-Blue Jerome Fed­erico broke free on the right, but his squared ball was missed by ev­ery­one.

Slick pass­ing from Met saw them dom­i­nate the next half hour. Sam Gal­lagher and Luke Robert­son both went close be­fore the lat­ter broke the dead­lock in the 65th minute with a well struck drive from the right.

An im­pres­sive 25-yard strike from Mack­lin curled its way into the top cor­ner giv­ing Tol­frey no chance as Met dou­bled their lead. Put­man then looked to have sealed the game with a goal of his own but his ef­fort can­noned off the cross bar.

On 77 min­utes a scram­ble in the Met penalty area re­sulted in the ball com­ing off James be­fore bounc­ing limply into an un­guarded net from a cou­ple of yards out as the K’s pulled one back.

De­spite fur­ther at­tacks from K’s as they looked for a lev­eller, Met held on for the win af­ter their best per­for­mance of the sea­son.

Gra­hame Larter, EN164322

Lloyd Mack­lin re­turned to Met Po­lice’s line-up on Mon­day and curled in a su­perb sec­ond

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