Gr-eight display by Caister

Helleson 0 Caister 8

Caister ontinued their good start to the season with an emphatic Anglian Combination Division One victory at Hellesdon.

On a very nice playing surface Caister got into their passing game early looking classy and dangerous in forward areas. In the first 20 minutes there was a fear that missed chances might cost Caister dearly as up to 6 clear cut opportunities went begging to the frustration of the Caister bench. Crawley saw three one-on-ones stopped by the Hellesdon keeper who was saving the home sides blushes with some smart saves.

Caister finally broke the deadlock on 25 minutes. Danny Heller played a one two with Nicky Crawley and broke clear of the Hellesdon backline. With the defenders catching him Heller decided to take the opportunity early scoring a fantastic left footed drive from 25 yards out. This took a little bit of pressure off and Caister fully exerted themselves from here on. Before the break the spectators were treated to what will surely be a contender for goal of the season. Anton Ward beat his man on the right wing and played a deep cross to his brother Garrett who was arriving off his left wing. Garrett met the ball on the full volley smashing it home with awesome technique and fully plumping out the net.

At half time it was stressed to the players that they shouldn’t be satisfied with the result as it stood and they should look to keep doing things properly, extend their lead and be ruthless in front of goal. Only a few minutes into the second half Caister demonstrated their desire as Nicky Crawley finally got on the score sheet with a neat side footed finish with only the keeper to beat. This opened the floodgates as a deflated Hellesdon realised the game was now beyond them. Caister pulled their hosts from left to right with excellent flowing football orchestrated from deep areas by the influential Matt Lines and Warren Nichols in midfield. Anton Ward got involved with the goal scoring action again with two excellent goals which showed his strength and class. He weaved his magic all afternoon tormenting the home side to distraction to grab his fourth goal in two games. Garrett Ward got his second with another confident finish to cap a fine all round display continuing like his brother an impressive start to the season. With the fullbacks overlapping and supporting the attack Caister always looked like scoring from all departments and both full backs chipped in with goals. Captain Mark Blake smashed a powerful left footed shot into the roof of the net from left back and then substitute Allen Barrett playing at right back completed the scoring with a superb low drive across the battered Hellesdon goal keeper to make it 8-0.


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Another complete performance from start to finish for Caister who never gave up or let Hellesdon off the hook showing real killer instinct. Caister never looked troubled as they were well marshalled by Lee Turner and Tom Rowley in defence who continue to look like a solid pairing. Caister completely outclassed their opponents and on another day could have scored more.

Caister: Hollis, Macgregor (Barrett (1), 65), Blake (1), Lines (Bevan, 70), Rowley, Turner, A.Ward (2), Nichols, Crawley (1) (Hughes, 60), Heller (1), G.Ward (2).

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