Easy win for Carillon
West Bridgford 6th XI 1-9 Carillon 1st XI
Carillon fought back from a goal down to continue their winning run and maintain their position at the top of division eight. Carillon named what was perhaps their strongest side of the season with the team bolstered by some experienced faces from the previous weeks win over Belper.
It was therefore a shock to see bottom of table West Bridgford take the lead within the first five minutes. A poorly conceded short corner took an unkind deflection on its way to goal and landed at the stick of the Bridgford forwarded who had the simple task of pushing it over the goal line. Carillon were rocked by this and in truth struggled to break down the home teams defence who were well marshalled in the early stages. When Carillon did get in behind some wayward finishing and good goalkeeping kept them scoreless.
However, it wasn’t long until the forward line started ticking and the returning Steve Hunter found a way through. It was then the turn of the other Steve as this time Livingstone hit the ball into the backboard before Tiernan Maguire continued his fine goalscoring form by tucking on in from a deflection. With this Carillon relaxed and two more goals came before half time with Hunter again on the scoresheet and Ruaidhri Maguire finishing a good team move.
Carillon continued to put pressure on the backline of West Bridgford in the second half but the hosts did manage the odd break up field which was well snuffed out by the defence. Goals continued to flow with Hunter taking his tally to four and man of the match Tom Lawrie getting a welldeserved tap in. The scoring was completed by defender Charlie Woodfield who found himself up very far forward and finished like a striker. Carillon move on to another away fixture at Notts Players who sit 3rd in the league on Saturday.
Carillon 2nd XI welcomed unbeaten and top of the league Northampton Saints 5th XI to Loughborough and sent them back down south with a 5-3 defeat to takeover top spot in division 9. Notable performances came from the returning Tom Wood and the impressive Benedict Foote. Carillon 3rd XI also tasted success as they beat visiting Mansfield 4th XI, 3-1. Richard Elms, James Whyte and Paul Cleminson the scorers in this fixture.