Sabden 10 – 0 Arden

Sabden 10 v 0 Arden

David Fallon scored six as the Treacle Miners easily despatched bottom side Arden to keep up with the pace-setters at the top of the Harry Dewhurst Memorial League.

Fallon toe-poked an Adam Fuller corner into the net for a scruffy 6th minute opener. There was nothing scruffy about his second on 13, as he took on a Ryan Graves pass and curled the ball into the top corner from fully 35 yards; a goal of the season contender in anybody`s book!

With the game only 18 minutes old, Fallon and Dean Foxall played a delightful one-two which Fallon steered home for his hat-trick. It was a goal fit to grace any level of football.

On the half hour, Graves floated a ball over which Fallon took on his chest before powering home off the bar.

Whilst Fallon was topping up his goal tally, fellow marksman Paul Astin was far from idle, and had been industrious throughout, without having the chance to trouble the Arden keeper. On 38 mins, Astin tore past the defender and unselfishly squared for Fallon to notch his, and Sabden`s fifth goal.

Fallon turned provider on 40 minutes, playing in Fuller who showed great composure in a delightful finish.

Whilst the goals were flying in, the defensive line, immaculately led by Ryan Ellis, were professionally mopping up what little threat Arden posed – and keeper Diggins had to be at his best to fingertip a wickedly deflected shot away.

So 6-0 at half-time, and following such a display in the first half, it is perhaps understandable that Sabden could not quite match it in the second half, with some wild finishing at times.

On 48, Fallon floated a left wing cross over for Astin to power home. Fallon wrapped up his double hat-trick on 63 from a Fuller through-ball.

Diggins once again had to be alert to tip away a fine strike from Arden, who, unable to get through the battle lines drawn by Ellis and James Dickinson at the heart of the Sabden defence, were resorting to long-range efforts.

Fuller completed his own hat-trick of assists on 80 minutes, as he played in Astin who made no mistake, to make it 9-0. In the final minute, Arden`s misery was complete, as Graves, for his third assist, split the defence for Astin to wrap up his own hat-trick – a feat he has acheived in 5 of the 9 league games played!

Fallon (6, 13, 18, 30, 38, 63), Fuller (40), Astin (48, 80, 90)

Ryan Ellis is deserving of special mention for his command of the Sabden backline, and on any other day would have won the MoM with ease – however, David Fallon was simply unplayable in the first half and with two goal of the season contenders in the bag, was undoubtedly the Man of the Match.

Molly Capstick, having considered carefully; and despite nefarious attempts by Fuller to bribe the youngster, she agrees that DAVID FALLON is this week`s Molly`s Man