King Castle topples Blancos
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SAM CASTLE was the star of the show as high-flying Southgate Harmen hammered eight past Blancos at Chase Lodge.
After a great result last week, the Harmen boys were out to put in a good final performance before the Christmas break and continue to put pressure on the chasing teams and did so with an emphatic 8-1 victory.
Harmen started strong and a great free-kick from the right wing by Lee Greenfield saw Castle flick the ball on to an unmarked Jordan Grant with an Aguero-esque volley to beat the onrushing Blancos keeper.
However, the visitors got back into the game with a good strike from the edge of the box after three fantastic Harmen blocks in an attempt to deny them.
The Harmen troops rallied on despite the muddy and rainy conditions and regained the lead after Castle's effort from the 18 yard box was parried by the keeper and pounced on by Lee Greenfield.
The momentum was with the home team and a great cross from the left touch line saw Castle rise above the Blancos centre-backs to head home for the third.
Ben Weinberg played an eye of the needle ball that split the away team's defence and Castle duly accepted the through ball to delicately chip a shot over the keeper and ensured Harmen went in with a 4-1 lead at the break.
After the restart Harmen came out strong again and after clever pass from Castle that found the over-lapping Ben Kay to coolly slot home the fifth.
Blancos then had a free-kick which was cleared well by Harmen and found Ben Henry who played in Castle to take the ball round the keeper and finish off for his well deserved hat-trick.
The goals continued to come for Harmen, with a whipped cross from the right wing by Kay dummied by Castle and Greenfield was left with a simple task to tap in for his second at the far post.