5th Grade Men claim dominant win over Lithgow

CSUFC’s 5th Grade Men’s side has continued their early season form by defeating Lithgow Rangers 7-1 on Monday night, as the side remains undefeated. 

The game began an arm wrestle over the opening 20 minutes, before CSU lost star keeper Jono Cutler to an ankle injury. 

Despite being forced to hand striker Jack Barrett the goalkeeping gloves, CSU cashed in on their opportunities moments later. 

Centre back James Staniford lined up a free kick from the right edge of the box, and slotted it over the keeper midway through the half to hand CSU a 1-0 lead.

Staniford repeated his efforts minutes later, this time a free kick from the left hand side of the box saw the ball curve past the keeper and double the advantage. 

The flood gate’s began to open as simple play for the Stag’s evolved into their third goal, this time a wonderful bad from Alex Hibbard was Connor Robinson net one.

Ben Weller joined in on the action as he put one past the keeper to hand CSU a handy 4-0 lead at the break. 

The score remained the same for the first third of the second half, before the Stags finally capitalised on the pressure they built and scored a close range pearler through Alex Hibbard.

Hibbard, who’d originally planned to sit out the game with a nagging injury, had his brace after a wonderful ball from veteran Tim Eviston saw the fiery midfielder one on one with Lithgow’s keeper.

It was raining doubles at Proctor Park that night, with Robinson the third member of the team to score his second of the night after some wonderful lead up play.

CSU did finally crack late in the game, with a header of a free kick misfooting Barrett, conceding Lithgow’s only goal of the night.

The game ended in a sloppy fashion, with a multitude of fouls and balls booted over the sideline bringing to a close another dominant victory for the 5th Grade Stags.

The boys now move on to play top of the table Macquarie, in what shapes to be a brilliant game of 1st v 2nd on the ladder.

Get around the team and the club by supporting 5th Grade Men as they look to take top spot this Sunday, 9am, on Proctor Field 1.

The Staggy boys are on the march!

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