No panic yet, as Munns is still confident
PUBLISHED: 12:37 22 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:51 04 May 2010
RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Lowestoft Town 5 Mildenhall Town 0 MILDENHALL boss Trevor Munns remains upbeat, despite being humiliated by five first-half goals against the champions. And despite other challengers turning up the heat in the title race,
RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
Lowestoft Town 5 Mildenhall Town 0
MILDENHALL boss Trevor Munns remains upbeat, despite being humiliated by five first-half goals against the champions.
And despite other challengers turning up the heat in the title race, the leader's manager claims he is not feeling the pressure.
Munns said: "There are still five or six teams that can win it. I'm not feeling down about it. We've just got to take each game as it comes."
Russell Stock fired the Trawlerboys into an early lead when he pounced on the rebound after Ben Nower parried Ally McKenna's shot.
The visitors responded with efforts from Andy Eady and Craig Hammond, but two quick goals from Jamie Gobbold, then Carl Poppy, put Lowestoft 3-0 up by the half-hour mark.
It was 4-0, 10 minutes before the interval, when Stock laid on Richard Woodrow, who finished with a powerful drive.
Stock scored his second goal to complete the rout before the break when he connected with Gobbold's cross with a looping header over the stranded Nower.
Hammond almost gave the travelling supporters something to cheer about when his thunderous left-footed drive smashed the crossbar, but Nower had to produce two good saves at the other end to keep out McKenna and Stock and prevent further humiliation.
Munns said: "If they [Lowestoft] play like that every week they will be champions again. They were awesome in the first half. They were quick on the break, created six chances and scored five of them."
If sixth-placed Lowestoft win their five games in hand they will be three points behind the leaders. Wroxham, seven points adrift with four games in hand, picked up two wins in a week with six unanswered goals to move up to third, and second-placed Needham Market stuffed Clacton Town 4-0 away.
- Mildenhall play Ipswich Wanderers at home on Saturday.