Moneyfields hoping Pearce makes swift recovery after suffering short-term memory lossÂ
Sam Pearce has few recollections ofÂ Moneyfields'Â Southern League division one south win at Mangotsfield United.
The defenderÂ took a knock to the head in the first half of his side's 4-0 victory on Saturday.Â
As a result, Pearce was takenÂ to hospital after going down early in the second period.
He underwent a precautionary CT scan and has suffered short-term memory loss.
Dave Carter told how Pearce asked where he was shortly before the second half started.Â
The Moneyfields manager said:Â '˜As he was walking out at the start of the second half, Sam looked at me and asked where he was.
'˜Within five minutes of the restart he felt dizzy and we took him off.
'˜He couldn't remember being picked up that morning or travelling to the game.
'˜We took him to hospitalÂ for a precautionary CT scan.
'˜He has come out of hospital withÂ a short-term memory. That meansÂ he has little recollection of the past two days.
'˜It means he will be ruled out for at least two weeks until he has a further assessment.'
The visitors also lost Dan Woodward before half-time with a broken nose.
For the second successive week Carter's side also endured horrific travel problems on the M4.
This time they had a tyre blow-out on the motorway which meant they arrived late for the game.
Moneyfields, however,Â did not allow the setback to affect their performance and they delivered a stylish win.Â
'˜The M4 is proving to be a real nightmare for us,' said Carter.
'˜We worked out that we have been up and down it seven times already this season in the league and cup.
'˜It will be nice to play some home games having only had two in the league so far.
'˜Unlike last weekend we didn't allow it to derail us.
'˜We knew that it was going to be a scrap and we dug in.
'˜It took us a little while to get going but won convincingly in the end.'
Striker Steve Hutchings proved the difference between the two sides.
The powerful striker scored twice and had a hand in both the other goals.
He scored the only goal of the first half with a cool finish.
After the break he set Lloyd Rowlatt up for Moneys' secondÂ before clipping a shot into the bottom corner to double his tally.Â
The win was sealed when the goalkeeper blocked another Hutchings shot but 17-year-old Matt Simm followed up to score his first goal for the club.