STRATFORD Town ended their four-game losing streak in spectacular style with a 4-0 victory at Calor Southern League Division One South & West play-off contenders North Leigh on Saturday.
All the goals came in the second-half, with striker Chris Sterling bagging a brace before Jamie Sheldon and leading scorer Richard Gregory completed the scoring. It was Gregory’s 22nd league goal of the season and his 26th in all competitions.
Sterling put Town ahead on 46 minutes with a low drive into the corner of the net. He doubled the lead in the 68th minute with a brilliant individual effort from a seemingly impossible angle.
Town effectively wrapped the game up on 74 minutes when Sheldon was on hand to thump the ball into the net after Sterling’s initial effort was blocked.
And Gregory put the icing on the cake six minutes from time when his shot struck a defender and looped into the net.
Town manager Carl Adams said: “We were outstanding, it was a complete team performance. I was particularly pleased for Chris Sterling who rediscovered the scoring touch which he always had when he was at Rocester.
“It also goes to show that in spite of losing the last four games we have not been as far off the pace as that sequence of results suggested.”
Town continue their festive programme with a trip to the Forest of Dean to take on Cinderford Town on New Year’s Day. Kick-off at the Causeway Ground is 3pm.
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