Upminster M1s 5 v 1 Bourne Deeping M1s

Upminster finally got their first points of the season with a convincing win over Bourne Deeping at Coopers.

In a match which was almost the polar opposite to the first three games of the season, the home side were straight out of the traps, harassing and harrying the away team. They were rewarded when stalwart Mike Scrivener bundled in at the far post inside 10 minutes to give Upminster a deserved lead.

After some good defensive marking and strong midfield and forward pressing, Upminster doubled their lead through the most unlikely of scorers in Ben Langston, who expertly played a one-two with the opposition keeper before tapping in from close range. The returning Russell Murphy added a third just before the break to give the home side a commanding lead.

Bourne rallied at half time, and fought hard at the beginning of the second half, winning a short corner and duly converting to reduce the deficit. Upminster were able to weather the storm, however, and despite losing Sam Langston to a yellow card were able to re establish their 3 goal lead after Dave Hadsley converted a fine move.

Upminster continued to press, and only Jamie O’Dell kicking the ball when clean through on goal, and Mike Scrivener sitting on the ball instead of sweeping into an empty net kept the score at 4-1. In the closing 10 minutes Upminster did find the net once more, to round off what they will hope will be the first in a run of victories.

Upminster pack their passports and travel north to Peterborough this week, hoping to build on a positive performance and bring home 3 more points.