Kingsway returned to winning way after their poor performance last week to maintain the pressure at the top of the table.
The away side quickly took the lead in the opening minutes following a 1-2 move from Jimmy McRae and Jack Dalby culminating in the former beating his man and drilling into the bottom corner, past the keeper.
A horror challenge on Jack McRae resulted in Cam Bulldogs Reserves being reduced to 10 men. The challenge was high and, on another day, could have resulted in a significantly worse outcome but, thankfully, Jack McRae appeared well. He did have to come off shortly after but this seemed more of a precaution rather than due to a significant injury.
Kingsway were keen to turn their numerical advantage into more goals before half time and stepped it up to double their lead. Jimmy McRae whipping in a corner, being helped on by Ryan Hooper and gleefully turned in by the returning skipper Tom Hughes.
However, Kingsway wouldn’t have it all their own way. The home side fought their way back into the game, a single ball over the top being latched on to by the striker, avoiding Tom Quick’s last ditch challenge, and slotting beyond Scott Peroni.
Kingsway were disappointed by the manner of which they conceded but responded well in what turned out to be a first half full of goals.
Ryan Hooper, turning provider, again, from a free kick, this time laying off the free kick for Jimmy McRae to hammer home from 20-25 yards and reinstate Kingsway’s two goal lead before half time. Kingsway continued to press and probe before the half time whistle but could not add to their tally before the half ended.
As the second half began, the home side appeared to have made the decision to defend deep, soaking pressure up and try to hit Kingsway on the counter. However, being a man down meant they had to work much harder and Kingsway quickly monopolised the majority of possession.
Cam Bulldogs Reserves were well drilled and Kingsway found the side hard to break down in the second half. The home side allowing Kingsway to have the ball in non-dangerous areas and attempt to control the tide of attacks.
Yet, much to the delight of the away support, Kingsway found a way through again. A quick 1-2 move between Samuel Sysum and Igs Correia allowing Samuel Sysum to receive the ball back, in the box, and power home. Both players were keen to make an impact having come off the bench and Samuel Sysum will be pleased with his contribution.
The half was a very drab affair with little happening at either end but the game ended with Ryan Hooper seemingly saving the best till last. A short corner by Jimmy McRae, crossed in by Tom Quick and turned in by Ryan Hooper with a fantastic volley on the turn right into the top right stanchion!
The forward will be delighted with his contribution today and the goal capped off a good win for the away side as the whistle blew directly after the following kick off.
The boys will be delighted with the return to form and will be keen to now go on a winning run! 🔴⚫️
MOTM: Jimmy McRae – the midfield maestro was everywhere today and all that was good flowed through him. A fantastic performance, yet again, from our 1️⃣7️⃣ with the goals to add to a star performance 💫