Saints 3 Louth 17p, Atkins 20, Fitzgerald 71
Division One Central (Saturday 13 April)
It may have been a day of driving rain but for Saints it was a comfortable stroll as they dispatched a disappointing Uxbridge side to record their third successive win.
It proved to be a tripartite assault on the Uxbridge goal as Saints' three leading scorers all found the net in their own typical manner.
A free-flowing, lightning start by Saints saw the visitor's goal under heavy pressure. The pace and movement of Lewis, Atkins and Clarke right from kick off left the visiting defence struggling to stay in the game. Scott Fitzgerald saw his shot cleared off the line from a drilled cross by Terrell Lewis. The problems caused finally saw Uxbridge crack after 17 minutes as Remmel Clarke was scythed down for an easy penalty award. Skipper Adam Louth made no mistake from the spot.
Minutes later, Saints broke through again with Uxbridge lost in the wake as Daryl Adkins broke through, found Clarke and received the return to smoothly add to the lead.
Inevitably, the visitors began to come back into the game but Gareth Paxton and Adam Louth were dominant in defence and Pardeep Ghattoara has been growing in confidence since his introduction to the right back role. Jerome Okimo was immaculate as ever as the back line minimised any threat to Michael Power-Simpson's goal.
On the hour, a perfect cross by Terrell Lewis found Alex Paine whose bullet header deserved more but Elston-Bull made an excellent block to deny the midfielder who was enjoying another dominant performance.
It was Lewis who made the third goal after 71 minutes when he chased down a lost cause to drag the ball across the box for Scott Fitzgerald to tap home at the near post.
Saints: Michael Power-Simpson, Pardeep Ghattoara, Jerome Okimo, Gareth Paxton, Adam Louth, Alex Paine, Terrell Lewis (Jamal Mattan 85), Alan Hedley, Scott Fitzgerald, Daryl Atkins (Aaron McLeish 79), Remmel Clarke (Michael Lewis 76).
Star Player: Gareth Paxton Attendance: 74
Photos from the game can be found here: https://plus.google.com/photos/100319858422352319999/albums/5866803917340296961