In-form Westfield make it 30 goals in five games

Westfield's footballers continued their red hot form in front of goal with another crushing victory on Saturday.

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 4:31 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:11 am
Jake Adams scored twice in Westfield's 6-0 victory over Clymping.

The Westies have netted a remarkable 30 times in their last five matches following a 6-0 thrashing of Clymping in Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division Two.

Jake Adams, Callum Smith and Sam Ellis struck twice each as Westfield scored three in either half against 10th-placed Clymping.

Westfield manager Jack Stapley said: "I thought they were going to be really strong, but we were by far the better side. We probably should've had more than three before half time."

Sam Ellis also bagged a brace as Westfield continued their red hot goalscoring form.

Adams opened the scoring with a well-worked goal. After Westfield strung together several passes, Lewis McGuigan's deep cross was hooked back across goal by Smith for Adams to tap home.

Smith netted the second and third goals to take his tally for the season to 17, while Martyn Durrant's header from six yards was repelled by what Stapley described as a Gordon Banks-like save.

Ellis struck twice and Adams once after the break as Westfield continued their autumn goal spree, despite goalkeeper Harry Stapley having to go off with a dead leg following what his manager called a two-footed tackle.

Westfield are fifth in the table with 22 points from their opening 10 league matches, and they're level on points with third-placed Jarvis Brook and fourth-placed Roffey.

Callum Smith's double against Clymping took his goal tally for the season to 17.

Westfield: Stapley (Bull); McGuigan (Harris), Dicken, Dadswell, Durrant; Winter, Ward, Ellis; Adams, Grindle, Smith (Coombes).

Westfield are preparing for a double dose of cup action over the next two weekends.

The Westies will firstly host Upper Beeding in round one of the Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division Two Challenge Cup this Saturday. Kick-off at The Parish Field is 1.30pm.

Westfield are two places and four points above Beeding in the league, and beat them 3-2 in the league during August.

"I think Beeding will be a real test," said Westfield manager Jack Stapley. "They took points off (unbeaten leaders) Bosham at the weekend and they were a good side when they came to us second game of the season."

Josh Carey is still struggling with a back problem.

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