Snook su­per strike fires Fair­ford into top half of ta­ble

Gloucestershire Echo - - FOOTBALL -

A WONDERSTRIKE from his own half by Ben Snook just three min­utes be­fore time se­cured Fair­ford Town a valu­able away win at Holmer Green on Satur­day.

The game went ahead after a morn­ing pitch in­spec­tion, and the win saw the Reds move above the hosts on goal dif­fer­ence.

Fair­ford were look­ing to get back to win­ning ways after a 1-0 de­feat at Lyd­ney Town seven days ago, and after a goal­less first half, Rob­bie James struck the opener with a thun­der­bolt on 47 min­utes to put Jody Be­van’s men in front.

The hosts got them­selves back on par with Jamie Brit­nell ham­mer­ing home from close range after a cor­ner had not been cleared.

It was then left to Snook to seal the deal from in­side his own half with a mem­o­rable goal, loft­ing the ball over the stranded Holmer Green ‘keeper and into the empty net.

The win lifted the Reds up to ninth in the ta­ble.

» FAIR­FORD Town beat Framp­ton United 4-1 in the GFA Tro­phy third round.

Ben Lodge kicked off the scor­ing and Rob­bie James made it two on the stroke of half-time be­fore an own goal and Danny Gudger rounded off the win.

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