Paul Romney delighted as Holbrook Sports seal impressive win


Holbrook Sports boss Paul Romney was delighted by his side’s passing game in their 4-1 win over Ellistown & Ibstock.

Holbrook swept into a commanding 3-0 lead at the break before seeing out the game in the second half.

Delighted Romney said: “It was a great team performance today. For 50 minutes we were outstanding and moved the ball really well.

“Jermaine Palmer dominated the line up front and caused all kinds of problems and Matt Harris put in an excellent performance in Midfield.

“Young Liam Power came in for his debut and looked very confident in goal and his excellent distribution led to two goals, so he is one for the future.”

Romney made two changes from the side that lost to Anstey Nomads.

Ashley Hayes was suspended and Jermain Palmer came to lead the attack with Matt Harris dropping into midfield.

Sixteen-year-old Liam Power made his debut in goal with Danny Graves being unavailable.

Holbrook started well in the pouring rain and could have taken the lead on five minutes when Jermaine Palmer headed against the bar and then Robero Labbate’s fierce volley also came back of the bar.

After 15 minutes Holbrook got their reward when Palmer’s shot came back off the keeper and Matt Harris tapped home.

A bit of magic from Palmer doubled the lead after 28 minutes when his excellent turn and shot from the edge of the area found the top corner.

Holbrook scored a third five minutes later when skipper Niall Mather won the ball on the half way line and fed Palmer.

Mather had kept his run going and his header from Palmer’s cross gave the Ellistown keeper no chance.

Holbrook continued to dominate and secured the game after 50 minutes when a long clearance from Power found Stephen Akers, who slipped in Matt Harris to slot home.

Ellistown continued to battle and pulled a goal back after 70 minutes when Jack Coulson could only divert a cross into the back of his own net.

Ellistown had a chance to score a second near the end, butPower superbly tipped the ball over the bar.