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Town on track for another record-breaking season





Charlie Evans is congratulated after scoring Stratford Town’s opening goal in the 6-2 victory over St Ives at the ProEdge Stadium on Tuesday night. Photo: Steve Wood
Charlie Evans is congratulated after scoring Stratford Town’s opening goal in the 6-2 victory over St Ives at the ProEdge Stadium on Tuesday night. Photo: Steve Wood

STRATFORD Town are back on course for another record-breaking season after smashing six goals past St Ives on Tuesday night.

Coming off the back of five straight defeats, a ruthless Town scored five first-half goals as they thrashed a shell-shocked Saints 6-2 at the ProEdge Stadium.

Charlie Evans struck early on and although Peter Clark equalised almost immediately, further goals from Edwin Ahenkorah, James Fry, Ben Stephens and Mike Taylor gave Town a 5-1 lead at the break.

Tom Knowles got one back from the penalty spot, but Stephens then added a sixth early in the second half to complete Town’s biggest win of the campaign.

The victory moved Town just two points away from last season’s total of 56 and, with two games to play, Adams is confident of improving on that figure this time around.

This would be a remarkable achievement for the Town manager, who has been forced to work with a tighter playing budget this season.

“It will be very nice to finish on a high and finish on the most points the club has ever had in its history,” said Adams.

“We got 56 last year and we need just one more win to beat that this season.

“There is still a chance we can finish in 13th, but it’s probably going to be 14th at best as Frome have got Dunstable to play and you’d have to say they will win that one.”

On Tuesday’s six-goal salvo, Adams added: “It was a big relief to get back on the winning track.

“I said to the lads, I think everybody expects us to lose to a Slough, a King’s Lynn or a Kettering, but what you can’t do is lose to St Ives or Basingstoke at home.

“We were very good on the day and they were poor. It was a very good team performance and all of the lads put in a great shift.

“What also pleased me was that five out of the six goals were really good goals.”

Town play their final home game of the season this Saturday as Basingstoke visit the MoodChimp Stadium.



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