December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
TAKELEY’S Reece Dobson proved unstoppable on Saturday as he notched five goals in a 7-2 rout of Sporting Bengal.
Steve Castle’s men fell behind early on when the hosts were awarded a penalty after five minutes.
Craig Heskey dispatched the spot-kick with ease but the lead lasted just two minutes before Dobson was upended in the box. He dusted himself down and opened his account for the afternoon from 12 yards.
It wasn’t long before Takeley’s talisman was in the thick of the action again. Bengal had no answers for the pacey frontman and when he was again floored, this time on the edge of the box, there was only one man who was going to take it.
Dobson’s fierce free-kick stung the hands of the Bengal keeper and he followed up the rebound by blasting the ball into the back of the net on 10 minutes.
On the half-hour mark the Takeley man’s hat-trick was in sight when the referee pointed to the penalty spot for the third time in the game.
Winger Anton Collins was this time the man to have his feet whipped from under him and Dobson didn’t hesitate in grabbing his opportunity to claim the match ball and extend Takeley’s lead going into the break.
The game was over as a spectacle when Scott Traveller made it 4-1 in the 65th minute. He headed in from a terrific cross by Michael Richardson to put the match out of Bengal’s reach.
Traveller got his second five minutes later after a neat through ball from Dobson, before the latter was back on the scoresheet again with 15 minutes to play. A clever pass was fantastically controlled and finished by Dobson, who walked the ball in the back of the net, before the hosts got a second consolation goal on 88 minutes.
There was still time for Dobson to have the last laugh, however. The man who ran the show throughout this time produced a scintillating effort from long range to put the seal on an entertaining nine-goal thriller.
Next up sixth-placed Takeley travel to Ilford on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.