FOOTBALL: LUTTERWORTH Town fortified their position at the top of the Everard’s Senior League Premier Division with a resounding 6-1 home win over second place Saffron Dynamo at Dunley Way on Saturday.
Despite heavy rain all week, the pitch was playable owing to the hard work from Lutterworth’s ground staff, and as the clouds parted the Swift’s got off to a great start.
Joe Herbert drilled the ball into the corner of the net fro the opening goal with just two minutes on the clock before the league’s top scorer, Daz Wheeler went close for the visitors but he effort was superbly saved by Swifts shot stopper Kristian Bee.
Saffron continued to find danger man Wheeler, who once again went close, only for Man of the Match Bee to produce another fine save.
But the home side doubled their lead thanks to some good work down the right by Joe Herbert who released Luke Shaw and he made no mistake in making it 2-0.
Just before half-time the home side grabbed a third goal after Tendai Daire was up-ended in the box and the Swifts man dusted himself down to fire home the resultant spot kick.
After the break Saffron did get themselves in the match by finding a way past Bee. A cross from the left found Wheeler and the visiting striker headed past Bee to cut the deficit to two goals.
The Swift’s then began to stamp their authority on the game and heavy pressure resulted in a Town corner, which Marshal Keenan remarkably whipped straight into the top corner after spotting the keeper out of position.
Roberts then played a precise defence splitting pass into the path of Marshal Keenan, who coolly netted for his second and Town’s fifth of the match.
First half goal scorer Shaw then turned provider by breaking down the left and floating the ball to the far post for Anthony Roberts to nod home for Lutterworth’s sixth.
An emphatic victory that makes Lutterworth Town 21 games unbeaten in all competitions and firmly in the driving seat for this season’s top spot in the league.
Next up for Lutterworth is an away trip to Sileby Town on Saturday.