Away league match played on 20 September 2009.
Kicked off at 10:30 AM


A MERCURIAL display of finishing from Frolesworth United saw them set a new club record and heap more pressure on winless Lion manager Steve Walsh.

A hat-trick from 16-year-old sensation Miles Splevings and goals from Eddie Glaister, Joe Cook and Luke Evans from the penalty spot meant the Rabbits won back-to-back games for the first time in their history.

The visitors started tentatively, but found themselves in front after just seven minutes. Greg Garner found Jake Pantony in space with a quick throw-in and the midfield magician slotted through Splevings to put United in front at the second attempt.

The Clarets soon slipped into second gear and added another just moments later. Matt Errington was this time alert from a throw-in on the far side to release the industrious Glaister, and ‘Eddie Spaghetti’ as he is known by his team-mates was coolness personified as he checked back on to his right foot and dispatched his second of the campaign.

Frolly showed no signs of relenting and were three up inside 20 minutes in front of new man Sam Young, who watched from the stands as Splevings neatly finished after a confident exchange between Errington and Cook on the left.

Harris’ side rode their luck shortly after when Lion crashed against the bar, but Pantony sent another sumptuous pass for Cook, who elegantly chested the ball down and rifled a left-footed volley goalwards only to be denied by a superb low save at the near post.

But Cook wasn’t to be deprived of his second goal of the season just after the restart. He picked the ball up midway in the opposing half before jinking past three static defenders and lashing home an unstoppable drive in the top corner with his weaker foot, further underlining the new captain’s undeniable quality.

Frolesworth’s fourth would have ordinarily been the goal of the game, but strike partner Splevings, who spent last evening with a certain Abigail Wood, would not be upstaged and claimed the match ball with an outrageous strike.

The Rabbits broke with poise down the left hand side and Errington swung in a cross towards the far post after good work from Glaister. Splevings found himself unmarked at the back stick and unleashed a thunderous Marco van Basten-esque volley to complete his hat-trick with aplomb.

White Lion responded with ten minutes to play, but it was Frolesworth who were oozing with confidence and after Pantony was brought down inside the area from a wonderful dribbling foray, it was left to Luke Evans to complete the rout.

Evans, who showed some neat touches whilst enjoying a cameo role up front, thrashed home from the spot to give Frolesworth their highest ever win and send the Rabbits’ back to the Warren full of confidence ahead of next week’s mouth-watering clash with local rivals Trinity Old Boys.

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