Woodcote put on another sparkling performance as they consolidated their position at the head of the Hellenic Division 2 (East) table with an emphatic win over a young and spirited Eversley side.

Eversley began strongly looking as if they might be capable of causing an upset and debutant home goalkeeper, Steve McMullen was soon in action with a smart save.

However, the home side soon established their superiority with the opening goal coming after 8 minutes. Toby Nowell played-in Ryan Corbett who shot powerfully past the keeper. Woodcote had gone close on a number of occasions, including a deflected shot from Tommy Chapman which came back off the post, before they increased their lead, with Alec Curtis powering home a header from Frank Dillon’s corner.

It was soon 3-0 with Ryan Corbett scoring his second after Sam Green’s long ball had eluded the defence. In the second-half, Woodcote were totally dominant. Toby Nowell made it 4-0 with a header from Ryan Corbett’s corner.

Nowell then turned provider with a quick piece of thinking at a free-kick which provided an opportunity for Mike Mattimore which he finished comfortably. On 70 minutes Woodcote scored again to make it 6-0, a superb strike from Toby Nowell with the assist coming from Andy Taylor.

Two minutes later Eversley scored their consolation goal, but Woodcote remained on the front foot and might have added to their tally but for some good saves from the Eversley keeper and the crossbar which twice came to the rescue of Eversley from shots by Andy Taylor and James Elderton.

Once again, this was a good all-round team performance from Woodcote and the new keeper, Steve McMullen, although he was not over-worked, showed calm assurance, distributed the ball well and made several good saves.

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