Old Boys slip into the relegation dogfight

Brian Jeeves

Springfield 4-2 Old Southendian

CONNOR LANE expressed his concern after Old Southendian’s defensive frailties returned to haunt them in a high-scoring ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Premier Division encounter at Springfield.

The Old Boys slipped into the relegation zone after the home side seized control of the contest – this after the visitors had made a bright start.

Springfield lead by two goals to nil before Ed Gould reduced the arrears from the penalty spot following a clumsy challenge on Elliott Hemmings.

The hosts re-established their two-goal advantage, but once again the Old Boys hit back. This time, Nick Hennessy, supplying the finish after tiptoeing through the Springfield rearguard.

But Springfield had the final say, adding a fourth and leaving Old Boys boss, Lane, extremely frustrated.

“I’m very disappointed that we have not come away with at least a point today,” Lane told Yellow Sport.

“We failed to take our opportunities and when you concede four goals you don’t deserve to win the game.

“The bottom half of the league is so tight, the morning of the game we sat at ninth, now we are second from bottom.

“We have a couple of big games coming up where we need to get results and move away from the relegation places.”

Brian Jeeves

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