Goals galore as Seasiders earn home semi-final match

By Nub News Reporter

28th Apr 2024 | Football

Billy Holland celebrates a goal with his team mates. Picture by Stefan Peck.
Billy Holland celebrates a goal with his team mates. Picture by Stefan Peck.

New Salamis 1, Felixstowe and Walton United 6

Seasiders ended their regular season by ensuring a home Isthmian North play-off semi-final against Bowers and Pitsea on Tuesday.

United had spent most of this year vying for top spot with Lowestoft Town, but found themselves in fourth place after a run of one win from five.

They wanted to get back to winning ways before the play offs, and they made New Salamis' final match of the season fairly miserable, hitting the North Londoners for six. It was an ignominious way for the hosts – who are now to fold the senior side - to end their brief spell in senior football.

Hatrick Hero Ben Fowkes with the match ball. Picture by Stefan Peck.

Ben Fowkes opened the scoring on 17 minutes for the Seasiders, and although the Salamina levelled ten minutes before the break, Joe Waight with the goal, Sam Ford quickly put the hosts ahead once more.

The second half was one way traffic, Josh Mayhew adding the third, Fowkes scoring two more to take the match ball, and Billy Holland getting number six and securing a home tie with Bowers

Bowers & Pitsea had a two point advantage over Bury and Felixstowe at kick off, but a significantly poorer goal difference than both clubs, so needed to win at Wroxham to guarantee second place.

The Yachtsmen, however, had other ideas, and a goal in each half for Ryan Hawkins gave them three points and saw Bowers slip to fourth, and so they will be visitors to Felixstowe on Tuesday.


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