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Burnham 'B' register first win in emphatic style
1:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in Sport
Burnham United B 6 Westend Reserves 2
BURNHAM United B managed their first win of the season with a convincing 6-2 victory over a decimated Westend Reserves.
United had their own problems travelling to the Bourneville based team with a bare eleven of predominantly teenagers and without player-manager Oliver Taylor and assistant player manager Alex Taylor who had family commitments.
Manager for the day Plant opened the scoring after just a few minutes when the home side failed to deal with a set piece and he finished from close range.
Within minutes, Westend had equalised with a fortuitous goal when a long range effort caught talented young keeper Dan Giblet off guard and the ball sailed over his head.
It was obvious from the outset that United posed the greater threat with the young team breaking at pace at every opportunity and Lockyer in particular running riot.
Plant doubled his tally and gave United the lead once again with a glancing header into the top corner from a Marshall-Osborne cross.
This spurred United on and another set piece resulted in a United goal as captain Matt Smith planted a beautiful cushioned volley into the top corner.
The away side were starting to run riot with Plant setting up two identical goals with low crosses to the back post to Costello on his debut, and Jones with his first senior goal. He followed up with his second just before half time to make the score 1-6 at the interval.
United went into cruise control in the second half in a scrappy affair that offered little in way of goal mouth action, Westend managed to grab a consolation with the final score finishing 2-6