Sometimes a score-line does not tell the true story of a football match. This was a tightly fought game that turned with a moment of inspiration.

The sun made a welcome appearance for players and spectators alike on a beautiful autumnal morning. Marston Saints were looking to put behind them a couple of disappointing results, while Quarry were looking to get back to winning ways after 2 recent draws.

The first half was an even affair, with both teams having chances. Marston hit the ‘plasticwork’ and maintained constant pressure on the Quarry goal. Mid way through the half the deadlock was broken with a few quality Quarry passes and the easiest of tap-ins for Alex Davis, that even his Dad could have scored. Perhaps.

Marston refused to give up and looked destined to equalise when in the closing moments of the half, the game was turned. Isaac Sinclair delivered an inch perfect corner, where despite falling away from goal, Jacob Stewart was able to use his height to direct a beautiful header under the keeper and into the Marston net.

The second half was a different game. Quarry played with a confidence that had deserted them recently and scored five more goals. The pick of them being an Alex Davis curler from the outside the box and a perfectly weighted lob from Jo-Dee Drewitt.

The second match is a game that Quarry’s Azlan Sharif wont forget for a while. A first half hat-trick which included a 20 yard toe punt rocket. Azlan knows how he kicks it best. Azlan got the goals but the Quarry victory in this match was built on the rock solid defence of Kane and the tireless work-rate of Oliver Davenport and Edward, who despite not scoring set up the goals for Milton Nkomo and Adam Hamed.

9-0 the final scoreline that again did not do justice to the effort, endeavour and skill of the Marston Saints. Sunnier days surely lie ahead for them.