Stylish Moneys thrash Chichester City

Bobby Scott netted twice
Bobby Scott netted twice
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Miles Rutherford saw Moneyfields turn on the style in the second half to crush Chichester City 4-1 but declared: We could have been even more ruthless.

Substitute Bobby Scott scored twice while Stuart Green and triallist Ethan Wiggins were also on the mark.

It was the perfect response to the defeat at Worthing last weekend.

Manager Rutherford was happy with the second-half display from his side.

But he felt they should have done better with their finishing in the first period.

‘If we had put away our chances in the first half then I would have been even more pleased – particularly as we are still playing pre-season without at least four of our regular side,’ he said.

‘But at least we bucked up in the second half and went on to get a decent result, which, at this stage of pre-season, is not as important as giving every one a chance to claim a place for when the season starts.’

Moneys took the lead when Green chased a long clearance by Dan Sackman before rifling the ball home.

But they were pegged back on the stroke of half-time.

Defender Dave Birmingham failed to feed the ball back to keeper Cameron Scott and presented Dan Potter with an easy chance which he took.

Bobby Scott came off the bench for the second half and made it 2-1 to Moneys from the penalty spot after Green was upended in the box.

He then bagged his second, a minute later, with a fine finish to give Moneyfields a 3-1 lead.

On 80 minutes, the scoring was wrapped up as triallist Wiggins made his mark.

He nipped in to meet a cross and glide the ball home.

Moneyfields: C Scott, Birmingham, Horrell, Wiggins, Sackman, Gauntlett, Green, Lacey, Hunt, Bailey, Ripner. Subs: Case, B Scott, Hoare, Durrant, Ford

Chichester City United: Ender, Heath, Boniface, Hibbert, Madden, Lynch, Potter, Van Driel, Forey, Groom, Milmot. Subs: Killner, Spencer, Smith, Gromitt