Holbrook Sports manager full of praise after Dodds’ hat-trick

Holbrook Sports''Photo by Alan Miles
Holbrook Sports''Photo by Alan Miles

Holbrook Sports’ 5-1 success over Greenwood Meadows had manager Paul Romney purring with praise.

Romney was delighted with the response of his side after a midweek 3-2 loss to Ellistown & Ibstock.

He said: “After our setback mid-week it was good to get back to winning ways.

“Although we were not at our best, we still managed to control the game and dictate the tempo.

“At times in the second half Greenwood frustrated us but we were patient and when the opportunities arose we took them.

“After a hard and demanding week we now have a chance for some of the players to receive much-needed treatment and recovery time.”

The opening goal came just six minutes in, when new signing Matt Harris bravely headed in after taking a blow to the head from the opposing ‘keeper.

After 35 minutes, Jake Dodds fired in a free-kick to double the lead.

The same player then made it 3-0 with a sublime chip before the break.

With the match effectively over, Holbrook were less adventurous in the second half and as a result visiting substitute Jeroine Barracks fired an unstoppable shot from 25 yards out to make it 3-1.

That goal sparked Holbrook back into life though, and Dodds notched his maiden hat-trick from the penalty spot before Vaughn Hallsworth rounded off proceedings.