Marketmen end Town trilogy on top
THE Royston-Needham Market trilogy played out over the last week came to an end as the Marketmen recorded a comfortable victory at Garden Walk.
Royston started the livelier but found themselves a goal down in the seventh minute, as diminutive winger Adam Mills converted a header from a near post corner delivered by Gareth Heath.
Royston almost replied immediately, but David Mooney poked his shot wide when week placed.
The Crows were however level in the 27th minute, as Vance Bola cooly lobbed over away keeper Jake Jessup, having latched onto Joe Welch’s long punt forward.
The Marketmen restored their lead as Reece Dobson fired in from 20 yards, but Bola ensured Royston went into the break on level terms after a fine individual run and shot restored parity.
The game was effectively decided in the first five minutes of the second half. Three minutes in Mills unleashed a shot that took a big enough deflection to beat the scrambling Welch and two minutes later Dobson pounced on a loose ball to drill home.
And with Royston not thinking things could get worse, a second yellow card for Adam Murray ensured the Crows had an afternoon to forget.