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FOOTBALL: Sam Mockridge hits late winner for Staplegrove
9:03am Monday 28th October 2013 in Sport
STAPLEGROVE left it late to snatch a 2-1 victory fifth placed Winscombe in division 2 (W) of the Errea County league on Saturday.
The home side dominated play for the first 30 minutes really penning Grove back.
After some solid defending from the back four, Grove got their chance to push forward and create chances late in the first half.
Tom Maddock and Nick Crowford linked well to release winger Jake Quick who slotted home from a narrow angle to give them an interval lead.
In the second half Winscombe were again the better side for long periods and finally got their rewards from the penalty spot when Grove captain Carl Edwards brought his man down inside the box.
The game then became stretched and both sides had opportunities, but Sam Mockridge hammered home a superb low strike into the bottom corner with minutes to go.
Grove held on to their lead and move up the table to 11th with games in hand.
Manager Kirk Reece said: "It was very much a smash and grab result, but we will take anything."
Staplegrove: Peter Horton, Mike Perry, Adam White, David Kelland, Sam Mockridge, Alex Izzard, Dan Cox (Seth Reece 70), Carl Edwards (capt), Jake Quick, Nick Crowford, Tom Maddock (Mark Willis 75).
Subs not used: Kirk Reece and Nick Izzard.
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