A devastating first half burst was more than enough to enable FC Heanor to beat Blessington Carriage 5-2 at the weekend in the Derby Taverners Sunday Football League.
FC Heanor took an impressive 5-1 lead into the break and were in control throughout the match.
From the first minute, Heanor were on top with some great passing moves, especially between Stephen Guilor and in-form Ben Donohue on the right hand side.
All FC Heanor’s goals came in the first half. The first was an own goal. However Jay West had done all the hard work after a mazy run on the left, only for the defender to head into his own net. Blessington simply could not handle the trickery of Guilor and eventually he was brought down in the penalty area. He then despatched the penalty.
With Nathan Poyser rested this week, Eric Woodall stepped up into midfield and he showed he deserved that spot with two shots that resulted in two goals from outside the area.
Joint man of the match Mick Mann then took a free kick just inside the Blessington half to bamboozle the keeper and found its way into the net.
Five minutes from half-time, the home side finally broke through, were felled in FC Heanor’s penalty box and were awarded apenalty which they scored from. It was 5-1 as the two teams entered the break. With the game as good as won with 45 minutes still to go, Heanor took their foot of the gas and Blessington scored another.
The second half was rather nondescript affair as Blessington huffed and puffed but were never going to blow Heanor’s house down.
Even when they did break through, Kyle Houseman was there to meet every tackle, or shot they could throw at him in the Heanor goal.
In the closing stages, thoughts changed to the next week match as FC Heanor gave all their subs a run out.
FC Heanor now sit second in the league with one game in hand, only a point behind the leaders Florence Nightingale, who they beat last weekend.