TAUNTON Town recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Walton Casuals at Cygnet Heath Care Stadium this afternoon in the Southern League.
Goals from Gethyn Hill, Dan Sullivan and Ben Adelsbury sealed the victory in front of a very loud and proud local crowd.
Manager Rob Dray said after the game that this performance was very impressive on his part.
“We put them on the sword today, I think we dominated the whole game in every way, in possession and out of possession we were superb.
“The way we did our business, we played it short, we played it long, we mixed it really well, our intensity was superb,” said Dray.
The game was a heated encounter with four yellow cards, two on each side, and a number of fouls were inflicted by the referee.
At first Walton pushed for a goal and they created some good chances, but Bristol City lender Will Buse made some good saves for Taunton.
There was a chance for Dan Sullivan early on, but his one-shot rocket narrowly missed the mark.
After the initial tensions eased, most of the chances came from the Peacocks and in the 27th minute they took the lead thanks to a brilliant strike from Gethyn Hill.
The in-form striker placed himself just inside the box and pulled the ball nicely into the corner of the next.
Walton Casuals goaltender Jacob Adams denied a second goal soon after with an incredible point-blank save.
In the second half and Taunton still had all the chances, captain Dan Sullivan unleashed a fierce shot from outside the box to make it 2-0 after 54 minutes.
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There was a constant stream of fouls and a few top-quality saves from Adams that kept Walton in the game.
However, all doubt was removed when Ben Adelsbury brought the ball home from the near post to a Lee Lucas corner in the 84th minute.
The game was well and truly over now and the fans made sure to let the players know they appreciated the performance, the noise was emphatic.
The next stop for Taunton, host of Yate Town, on Tuesday, September 28, kicks off at 7:45 p.m.