Mitten hits treble as Winslow stun sorry Amersham

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Football

Winslow United returned to action after a two-week break by scoring six in the opening 38 minutes against a shell-shocked Amersham on Tuesday night.

The Spartan South Midlands League, Division One clash burst to life after just six minutes when Liam Gallagher spotted the visiting goalkeeper off his line and produced a wonder strike to lob him from all of 50 yards out.

On 18 minutes Lewis Halford’s centre from 30 yards out saw Vinny Shrieves out jump the goalkeeper and head home to double United’s advantage.

As United continued to attack, good play between George Shrieves and Gallagher saw the latter produce an inch-perfect pass to release Drew Mitten, who calmly rounded the goalkeeper to put his side three goals ahead.

Mitten then turned provider as his delightful cross found Vinny Shrieves unmarked and he powerfully headed home.

Within a minute United won a free kick on the edge of the penalty area from which Mitten fired home a low left foot shot.

To wrap up an amazing opening spell for the home side, Mitten was played through and he produced an excellent lob to complete his second hat-trick in succession and put his side six goals up.

And six was so nearly seven as a minute before the break Mitten’s shot was well saved and Halford ran in to fire his shot against the crossbar. The second half could surely get no better for Winslow or worse for Amersham – and so it proved as the visitors finally found enough spirit to draw some consolation from the game.

A good strike from Kahsai saw Amersham pull a goal back within a minute of the restart, while they also rightly had a second goal chalked off as the linesman had noticed the ball had gone out of play before Owusu turned the ball on to the bar and then the forward headed in.

The visitors had further reward through a Martin Griggs penalty in the 89th minutes, but Winslow’s work was completed in the opening 45 minutes and they will go into this Saturday’s clash at FC Broxbourne Borough.