Bilbaum "a joy to behold," says Shinder



Nick Shinder insists his Athletic Bilbaum team were "a joy to behold" following their 11-goal demolition of Temple Fortune.

Jacob Holder (4) and Josh Pugh (3) led the rout, with Jacob Brunner (2), and one apiece from Ben Bell and Julius Judah adding the gloss.

It was Holder who opened the scoring following a one-two with Brunner who played through on goal and he duly slotted in the bottom right corner. Holder then doubled the lead with another well-placed shot.

Holder's third goal came via another one-two with Brunner, bursting through and slotting through the keeper's legs. For his fourth Alex Fenton broke past the defence and selflessly passed across goal for Holder to smash home from a player breaming with confidence in a flawless display of finishing.

Bell then claimed a goal of the week contender when he beat the right-back skilfully and drilled it low from the far edge of the box into the bottom corner.

The floodgates were well and truly open and from a goal-mouth scramble, the ball fell to Brunner in the area and he poked it in for the sixth.

Then a neat build-up of quick, short passing created the space for Brunner to run clean through, rounding the keeper where he was brought down. He then sent the keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot for the seventh.

Next, Pugh played the ball out to the right, where Holder had worked some space. Holder got to the byline and cut the ball back into a crowded penalty area. The ball was half cleared, but only to Pugh on the edge of the area, who opened up his body and bent his shot into the far corner.

Good interplay from Pugh and Brunner found Holder in space just outside the box. Holder slipped the ball through for an onrushing Pugh, who shot across the goalkeeper, who could only get a hand to it before it bounced in off the post.

There was no let-up in the action as great work from Goldhill and Pugh resulted in a lovely through ball from Goldhill to Pugh. His first touch took him past the last defender. His initial effort from just outside the six-yard box was saved, but he was on hand to smash home the rebound and complete an emphatic hat-trick.

Returning from injury, Judah picked up the ball at the halfway line, out-paced the defenders and slotted home a one-on-one for the rout.

Baums boss Nick Shinder told JC Sport: "There were 11 goals but 14 outstanding performances. Our solid defence, dominant midfield and our unrelenting attack, moved as one causing endless havoc. A joy to behold but now we go to Scrabble!"

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