It’s been a great couple of weeks for the Larks with a home win against Cirencester Town, followed by a decent 2-2 draw at home to Melksham who had gained a 2-0 lead in the first half, and culminating in a hard-won 1-0 victory away at Slimbridge midweek.
The Larks’ good run of form continued today away at Sholing, against whom we had never scored, let alone won. Indeed, for a while it looked like our bad luck was to continue when a defensive error allowed Sholing striker Brad Targett to justify his name and put the home side ahead after only 7 minutes.
The Larks rallied, though, and consistent pressure in the Sholing area led to Lewis Powell being upended and a penalty being awarded, which our top scorer fired home decisively.
At 1-1 at half time we knew we’d have a job on our hands, but new signing Tom Hillman made that job easier by latching onto a fine cross from Alex Lambert and heading past Ryan Gosney to give us the advantage only moments after the restart.
Sholing’s cause was not helped when forward Dan Mason received a second yellow in what was turning into a fractious half, reducing the home side to ten men. The Larks played their advantage and controlled the game well to see out a long-awaited win against the Boatman.
Man of the match was Jack Camm, who harried and intercepted in the centre of the park tirelessly for 90 minutes.
This result puts us in 6th place, level on points with 5th-placed Evesham United, with two games in hand.