Its a Jake double in delayed Easter win
The Mead 4-1 Shoreham
Two completely different goals from Jake McIntyre provided the backbone to the Mead's delayed Easter win over rock bottom Shoreham.
Just two weeks after the Mead was 3-0 in Sussex, the double over the Division's bottom side was completely deserved and in a way was a total story of the Mead's season. Yes the goals flowed, but anyone of the disappointingly low crowd would agree in some respect's four goals against flattered the visitors who at times were ripped apart quite beautifully by the free flowing home side. Yet by the same regard, the Sussex side, who are now just two games from mathematic relegation, could argue that they deserved more than the last minute goal they scored as they had the chances to increase the solitary goal they scored!
The home side took the lead after only eighteen minutes. Ellis Green's right wing corner wasn't dealt with by the Shoreham defence and as the ball looped invitingly up in the air, Jake was on hand to head home his third goal of the season from almost on the goal-line. In the opening half sadly that was as good as it got from the home side and indeed had keeper Lewis Carey not saved bravely from Baah, the score-line woud have been level.
The Mead did double the lead barely five minutes after the break when Danny Parish's low free kick found its way all the way through as the young striker scored his 18th goal of the season. What happened five minutes later was really quite bewildering as Jake blazed home a sensational free kick from fully thirty yards which left Shoreham keeper Marsh grasping at thin air as the ball arrowed into the top corner like a guided missile!
The three goal lead could easily have been increased before it was in the closing minutes. Laurent Mendy was wide from the marauding Williams Danquah down the left; Jake almost had his hat-trick as his header from Ellis Green corner was cleared off of the line; Danny then sprinted through wide and did brilliantly to lay the ball back for Harvey Brand, but sadly Harvey's shot was last seen disappearing into the Car Park!
Jake then had a second header to complete his hat-trick, but this one sailed wide before the wily Richard Pacquette powered home a driven Bode Anidugbe cross from the left to register the fourth of the night and his fifth goal for the club.
The Mead didn't though have it all their own way in the closing stages, and the visitors did get their name on the scoresheet when Baah rounded Lewis to score late on. Indeed Baah should have scored earlier as when clean through he was the "victim" of a horrible bounce as the shot sailed out of the ground.
Successive wins then for the Mead, and now with eighty-eight League goals scored - can they bring the century up in the final six games of the season? Time will tell...
THE MEAD - Carey, Brand, Danquah, Kinch, Avery (Smith), McIntyre, Mendy, Anidugbe, Vines (Pacquette), Parish, Green (Denny)