Six of the best as Mussels continue strong start

Scott Packer was on target for Shoreham last night
Scott Packer was on target for Shoreham last night

Shoreham Football Club made it six successive league victories on Tuesday evening with a 5-0 win away to Crawley Down Gatwick.

Mussels followed up a 3-1 win over Chichester on Saturday in style to sit top of the Southern Combination League.

Shoreham boss Bryan O’Toole is not getting carried away, though, and said: “Every week I’m just going to say the same, it’s one game at a time – that’s all we’re concentrating on.

“We’ve got to keep our feet on the ground and just worry about ourselves. I don’t care what other teams are doing as there’s nothing we can do about it.”

Mussels made a dream start at Crawley Down with two goals inside four minutes.

Central defender Andy Pearson nodded home with just a minute on the clock after George Gaskin headed back a Rob O’Toole cross.

Pearson then got his second when he headed home a Charlie Pitcher corner on four minutes.

A ten-minute delay followed owing to injury to a assistant referee, which meant the game went flat for the rest of the half.

Shoreham created numer-ous chances in the second half before Rob O’Toole scored from the penalty spot after a foul on Scott Packer on 66 minutes.

Packer brilliantly controlled a Devante Davis cross – with what manager O’Toole called a Dennis Bergkamp-esque touch – and then fired into the top corner for the fourth on 69 minutes.

Davis netted the fifth late on after excellent work from Jamie Cradock.

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