FOUR-GOAL specialists Stratford Town were at it again on Saturday with a 4-2 Southern League Division One South & West victory at lowly Bishops Cleeve.
It was their fourth four-goal triumph on the trot in the games that have been possible to play since the 4-0 demolition of North Leigh on 28th December last year. In between, they had 4-1 and 4-2 victories against Didcot Town and Wimborne Town respectively.
With the elements against them in the first-half on Saturday, they trailed 1-0 at the interval after Kyle Knott had given the home side a 33rd minute lead.
Leading scorer Richard Gregory equalised at the start of the second-half before two goals from Jamie Sheldon stunned the hosts and gave Town a two-goal cushion at 3-1. Firstly, he drove home from the edge of the area on 53 minutes before unleashing a 30-yard thunderbolt into the net 20 minutes later.
Mitres’ substitute Jack Oldham pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 80th minute, but Town sealed the points with a powerful header from Loyiso Recci just before the end.
Stratford manager Carl Adams said: “I thought that we would win when we went in at half-time only one down. On an understandably poor pitch after all the dreadful weather we have had and with the wind against us, I felt we did well to contain them and Andy Kemp was outstanding in goal.
“After the break we had the advantage of the wind and we were easily the better side.
“We’ve now won four in a row including three away and scored 16 goals in the process. I couldn’t be more pleased.”
Town will look to continue their goalscoring exploits when they travel to Clevedon Town on Monday night. Kick-off at the Hand Stadium is 7.30pm.
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