Carlsberg SWPL Division 1 East Monday 26th December 2016
Reserve Team player Ferenc Bodor staked a claim for a 1st team shirt as he proved to be the individual star of the show scoring a hat-trick against a shell shocked Budleigh team.
Such was the Town dominance that goalkeeper Robbie Powell hardly had a save to make, though he was involved a lot with the ball at his feet as the Vikings played a slick passing game, building from the back, a tactic that the visiting side had no answer too.
The only surprise for a large Manstone Lane turnout was that it took almost 30 minutes before the first goal arrived with Bodor cutting in from the left wing before drilling the ball home.
The second arrived early in the second half with Bodor again the scorer and the fleet-footed wing man also played a big part in the eye-catching third goal. Budleigh had a corner that was cleared by the Town defence. The ball reached Bodor on the left wing and he raced away before crossing to the far post where it was met by Ollie Binion who had charged up field (from right back) in a slick counter attack having been defending the corner seconds before!
In the final minute Bodor completed his hat-trick.
A delighted Town boss Josh Stunell said: “That was as one-sided a game as I have seen this season.
“Before the game we reminded the lads that there was a good turnout and so this was a terrific opportunity to put on a show and they delivered in barrel loads!”
As for hat-trick man Bodor, Stunell said: “Fez is a regular in the club’s second team and we called him up a few times last season. To be honest, in most of those games he failed to deliver but that was certainly not the case in this game, he was terrific. We felt that Budleigh could be got at down the left and so it was as they were simply unable to cope with his pace.”