Hot-shot Scott fires Burnham to win

MATTY Scott

MATTY Scott

First published in Sport Latest

Somerset County First Division

Congresbury 1, Burnham United 2

BURNHAM United got back to winning ways following last week’s cup disappointment with a 2-1 victory over Congresbury – in what was only their second league fixture of 2014.

Matty Scott scored either side of half-time to give Luke Hussey’s side their seventh league win of the season.

With enforced changes due to availability Burnham reverted to their preferred formation.

Playing with confidence and control, United were on top for large periods of the first half and went in front from a Matty Scott strike from inside the box.

Congresbury were limited to only having chances through set pieces and some excellent delivery tested the Burnham zonal defence.

Ed Lamb was dominant in midfield with Mike Stevens, as Phil Hartnup help control possession.

United went into break confident.

After the turnaround, Congresbury started to gain more meaningful possession and began to look threatening.

Tom Penfold and Elliot Lamb were doing well to repel the attacks as Plume and Holley mopped up every long ball - Plume in particular was having an excellent game with some outstanding distribution.

Matty Scott put the game beyond doubt with an excellent 25 yard lob on 79 minutes.

United made changes as Lee Whittaker already booked for his tough tackling made way for debutant Alec Wilkins, who held up play excellently with some great composure.

The final ten minutes were made more intense by Congresbury being awarded a soft penalty.

United never really looked under more threat and saw out the game.

Manager Luke Hussey was pleased to see his side bounce back from last week’s cup exit.

He said: “Good to get back to league action after last week’s disappointment, that makes us unbeaten the last six league games, having won the last three.”

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