JAKE DAY: Seasiders on form to net derby-day success

To beat Barton Town Old Boys 5-1 was a great result on Saturday afternoon, one which has lifted us up to sixth in the NCEL Premier Division.

Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 1:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 1:13 pm
Jake Day

They had most of the possession but we were much more patient, were very well-organised and took our chances superbly.

I was chuffed to get on the scoresheet late on, it was the final minute and I was heading toward the corner to kill some time, but then their player went off the pitch so I did a Cruyff turn and headed back toward the goal down the line the chipped it over the keeper to make it 5-1.

It is great to have scored two in two, I’m now hoping to have a good run of games without injury and help put pressure on the top teams.

Keeper Tom Jackson had another great game and pulled off one of the best saves I have ever seen to keep out the penalty.

The lad smashed it down the middle but Tom still managed to get a good hand on it and tipped it over the bar. Despite us winning 5-1 he still got the man of the match award, which shows you how well he played.

Chris Adams again showed how important to the team he is with two assists and a goal.

Saturday’s game will see us tackle fourth-placed Hemsworth, another tough game against a strong, physical team, but at the moment I think it will be very hard to beat us at Queensgate the way we are playing.

Nathan Modest and I started up top together on Saturday and I think he did very well feeding off my flick-ons and headers.

He knows my style of game and that I will help create chances for him.