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Falcons are fortified by fluid win against Cockburns

26 September 2015, 12:00, Banbury Road North (Near)

Falcons 5 - 1 Southampton Cockburns

The Falcons welcomed back Neil Biggs to the side after injury and dominated the game against Southampton Cockburns who are generally one of strongest sides in the league. The Falcons fielded one of their strongest line ups and were soon two goals to the good both scored by Steve Griffiths. This allowed Dave Hughes to come off and allow all the squad to get some game time. In truth, the Falcons should have had the game sown up by half time as many chances were missed and the visitors goal keeper performed well. The Cockburns pulled a goal back just before half time as some sloppy defending was punished.

The second half was again dominated by the home side, the lively Billy Stokes was superbly marshalled by vice captain David Blomley who deservedly won the man of the match award. Mark Crampton-Smith put the game beyond doubt with a follow up from a short corner and Phil Dunnill held off a clumsy challenge before smashing the ball into the bottom corner. Steve Griffiths completed his hat trick after clever approach work by Dunnill.

The final score of 5 - 1 did not reflect the Falcons dominance as the woodwork was hit 3 times and good chances spurned but to the visitors credit they worked very hard and contributed to a good match.



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