Livous doubles up as Sports extend their winning run

Seen-up Easington Sports will be looking to make it eight wins on the spin on Saturday.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 1:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:19 pm
Easington Sports Connor Grant takes on New College Swindon's Max Slinn

Sports travel to basement boys Tytherington Rocks for Saturday’s UHLSport Hellenic League clash on the back iof a seventh straight victory in all competitions.

A brace from Durrell Livous and one from Sam Grant saw Sports brush aside a youthful New College Swindon in Saturday’s Division One West clash at Addison Road.

Sports were in control from start to finish but it took until the latter stages of the second half for them to make the points safe.

Manager Phil Lines stuck with the players that did so well against Thame United and Sports controlled the first half without being at their best.

At times players often made the wrong decisions and took too many touches. As a result, there were few chances of note, Andrew Stidder beat the keeper and a defender to a Livous flick-on but his header just went over the bar.

Josh Northam also dragged a shot past the post after a controlling a long pass down the left before beating his marker.

Sports finally broke the deadlock just before halftime following a corner, the ball was only partially cleared and Grant powered a header towards goal which took a deflection on its way in.

Ryan Markham and Craig Robinson were introduced in the second half and provided fresh impetus going forward. Robinson set Livous away for the second goal as he beat a defender and the keeper to the knock into an empty net.

Livous bagged his second goal after good team build-up play when Terry Fitton sent Stidder down the right and his cross to the far post found Northam who knocked the ball back into the box for Livous to head home. Northam went close when he blasted over the bar after being played through with just the keeper to beat.