Rampant Old Boys crush Catholic United

Old Southendian 4-0 Catholic United

OLD SOUTHENDIAN boosted their ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Premier Division survival hopes while putting a huge dent in the flagging title aspirations of rivals, Catholic United, with a four-goal salvo at Garon Park.

First-half goals from Nick Henesy and Nico Dubouchet saw the Old Boys take control of the contest. And they ensured three vital points and a jump up the table of three places thanks to one from Ryan Stillwell immediately after the interval and a second from Henesy twenty minutes from time.

Speaking to Yellow Sport after the match, Old Boys David Tubbs enthused: “We’re proud of how the boys have stuck together when things haven’t been going our way and performances haven’t got the rewards they’ve deserved. 

“We’ve continued to work hard. It was great to see things we’ve worked on in training in the last week resulted in three of the goals.”

Tubbs continued: “Special mention to our new goalkeeper, Charlie Merrin, who helped us to our first clean sheet of the season. There were also notable displays from the backline along with Connor Burrows and Ed Gould.” 

Catholic had started the game brightly but now sit eight points behind league leaders Sungate as their title charge continued to falter. They now have a huge clash with second-placed Leigh Ramblers next weekend, where they will be desperate to get back on track.

Meanwhile, Old Southendian – now up to tenth – will look to put further daylight between themselves and the tightly packed group at the bottom of the table when they take on Harold Wood Athletic at Garon Park (2:30pm)

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Brian Jeeves

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