Sorry Southam taste heavy defeat at Heather St Johns - The Leamington Observer

Sorry Southam taste heavy defeat at Heather St Johns

FOOTBALL: A RAMPANT Heather St Johns consigned Southam United to more misery in the Midland League Division Two after recording an emphatic 10-0 victory on Saturday.

With only captain Ben Nicholson remaining from the starting lineup that had narrowly lost 2-1 at Banbury Road back in August, a rampant Heather St Johns completed the double in some style over a much-changed Southam side.

In truth, Heather St Johns’ victory owed as much to Southam’s poor display and failure to learn from mistakes, as much as their own good play.

It had all seemed calm and even enough for the first 12 minutes but once Ahkeem Rose opened the scoring for Heather, there was only one team in it.

Two more goals were conceded within the next three minutes to put the home side 3-0 up but there was worse to come when the visitors conceded four goals in as many minutes to goal in at half-time 7-0 down.

With the result beyond doubt at the midway point, it was a case of damage limitation in the second half for Southam who were boosted by the return of Josh Turton and Matt Omari from long term injury.

Their return boosted the visitors but they did concede a sloppy eighth goal on 52 minutes.

From then on the hosts were made to work hard for anther two goals in the final ten minutes with Rose and Leon Weller bagging a brace on an afternoon to forget for Southam.

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