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Report: Blues 5-1 Burnham

29 July 2013

Lee Angol scored a first-half hat-trick and Matt McClure stepped up his recovery from injury as the Wanderers beat Burnham 5-1.


Angol opened the scoring in the seventh minute, slotting home Kortney Hause’s cross after the defender had been picked out by Max Kretzschmar.

 

It was 2-0 eight minutes later when Nick Arnold and Tommy Fletcher combined on the right and the former cut back for Angol to sweep home first-time from 10 yards.

Kretzschmar came close to adding a third when his 25-yard free-kick just cleared the bar, before the midfielder forced a save out of the Burnham keeper with a curling effort.

Blues didn’t have to wait long to further extend their lead though, as Gary Doherty’s defensive header was flicked on to Junior Morias and the forward broke from halfway and drilled into the bottom corner from 18 yards. It was a fine individual strike from the 18-year-old, who held off a number of defenders before finishing.

Three became four just before half-time when Angol was brought down in the area after a neat one-two with Kretzschmar. Angol dusted himself down and took the spot-kick, sending Burnham’s keeper the wrong way.

Wanderers added a fifth two minutes after the restart when Spring picked out Morias with a crossfield ball and he beat his man on the right before delivering an inch-perfect cross for Steven Craig to head home.

McClure replaced Craig with 15 minutes remaining for his pre-season appearance and almost slid home a fifth from Kretzschmar’s cross.

Burnham grabbed themselves a consolation goal five minutes from time, but the game was over long before.

Wanderers: Horlock, Arnold, Hause, Doherty, Fletcher, Morias, Spring, Kretzschmar, Angol (Trialist 46), Kuffour (Kewley-Graham 70), Craig (McClure 75).


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