Blues go nap at Boro – updated
Jamie Cureton and Darren Foxley both hit a brace as Blues ran riot in the second half at Cherrywood Road, on Wednesday.
With player-coach Mark Hughes being rested and Jack Thomas completing his three-game ban, it was an even younger Blues’ team than normal who took the field at Cherrywood Road, with three of last season’s under-16 championship winning squad starting for the visitors.
Last season’s Academy keeper Callum Lynskey was named on the bench for the first time, and while Borough also fielded a young side, it was the Blues who returned with a deserved three points.
The visitors shaded the first half and were rewarded deep into injury time when Foxley’s free-kick was firmly headed pas tBufton by Joe Robinson.
Foxley made it 2-0 three minutes after the break with a 20 yard pile-driver before former Farnborough striker Cureton effectively wrapped things up shortly after when he tapped home Foxley’s corner.
Foxley ended all hope for the hosts in the 57th minute with a contender for goal of the season as he hit an absolute scorcher from 25 yards beyond the despairing home keeper.
Cureton completed the rout in the 87th minute with a solo effort as he lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box.
Blues: C Kitscha, G Casey, T Clifford (C Cruse 80), F Oakman, M Ekpiteta (M Crowther 85), J Robinson, M Brassington, J Westcott, A Mason, J Cureton, D Foxley. Unused subs: C Lynskey, J Riley, M Hughes.