Ruthless Roffey put four past Clymping

Action from Clymping's clash at Roffey on Saturday. Picture by Clive Turner
Action from Clymping's clash at Roffey on Saturday. Picture by Clive Turner

Dan Lawrence rued a lack of a clinical edge shown by his Clymping Football Club players in Saturday’s defeat at Roffey.

Clymping got off to a flying start as Tom Foxon fired them 1-0 ahead, before four unanswered efforts in the second half helped the home side fightback to run out 4-1 victors.

As well as Foxon’s strike, he also missed a penalty with Roffey 3-1 in front.

Despite the defeat, Clymping boss Lawrence felt it was one of their better performances of late.

He said: “We created so many chances and could easily have scored five or six.

“We’ve tended to play better against teams at the top this season, but then seem to get punished.

“In previous games we hadn’t been creating chances, so at least we were getting in good areas on Saturday.”

Foxon fired Clymping ahead after 18 minutes but a second half capitulation cost the visiting side. Benjamin Chowney’s strike six minutes after the break kick-started a crazy spell.

Over the course of the next 20 minutes, Adam Wicking struck twice and Harri Nourse also netted as Roffey went 4-1 in front. Foxon’s penalty miss came just after the home side went 3-1 ahead to round off a tricky afternoon for Clymping.

CLYMPING: Brook-Marsh; Sharpe, Schwar, Adfield; Stevens, Chandler, Precious, Foxon, Chandler; Leggatt, Walden. Subs: Hodder (Chandler), Brett (Leggatt).

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