EDC's Charlie Rabie just before his goal on the 40th minute

13 Not So Unlucky for EDC

Tue, 2001-10-02 01:00

Yesterday saw a convincing win for the East Durham College football squad who ran out 13-0 winners against Bishop Auckland College at their Houghall Campus in their last friendly before the season gets underway.

It didn’t take long for EDC to get the ball rolling with their first goal coming in the sixth minute when a great run down the right wing from Jack Garbutt opened up the defence before his low cross was converted by Kieron O’Connor.

The College then doubled their lead 10 minutes in with striker Kieron Purvis aping in from close range.

EDC were dominating the game, pressuring Bishop Auckland all the time and they added a third goal in the 17 minute with a great move starting with a long ball over the top controlled by Purvis who played a short pass to left winger O’Connor who then crossed the ball low in the box leaving Garbutt with a simple tap in.

The College continued to add to their tally after the half hour mark with second goals from O’Connor and Purvis, before a further two goals from striker Charlie Rabie and midfielder Kurt Seymour gave the home side a 7-0 lead going into half time.

It was all change for The College at half time with ten substitutions made, but the impressive performance continued.

Five minutes into the second half EDC won a corner which was then headed in by defender Matty Morris.

The 54 minute mark saw the start of a quick fire hat-trick from EDC’s Harry Winward. The player slotted home his first from close range, before receiving the ball again from the kick off and driving in his second from just inside the box.

Then just a minute later Winward completed his hat-trick, picking the ball up on the right hand side then curling it into the bottom corner.

But the goals didn’t finish coming for EDC. Two own goals coming in the last 10 minutes rounded off the impressive 13-0 win.

EDC boss Chris Swailes said on the performance: “The lads were professional about it, I’ve been on the back of hidings off other colleges and the lads have done well there.

“It was good practice for the lads though, got them into good habits which I was pleased about, they done the right things and ran out convincing winners.”

Chris admitted though the upcoming season is going to be difficult but is hopeful his side can hold their own up against the bigger colleges.

Swailes added: “Well I hope so, its difficult to say, the games are going to come thick and fast and we have to train together as a side its a difficult league we’re in, it showed us that last year.

“They will cope, they’ll hold their own, but we are still competing against some much bigger colleges. We’ll see what happens once the season gets underway.”