Feeney brace gives City much-needed lift

Article I wrote for Winchester News Online (October 2016) –

Winchester City ended a run of three straight defeats with a morale-boosting FA Trophy win at Fleet Town.

Two goals from Craig Feeney either side of half-time saw the Citizens continue their positive cup form this season.

And there was extra motivation for manager Ian Saunders to get a result given his managerial and playing spells at Fleet.

Although his former side took the lead through a thumping volley from centre back Josh Harfield. it did not take long for this to spur the away side into action.

After a period of threatening approach play, it was midfield livewire Stuart Green who found Feeney at the back post to make it 1-1.

Just after the hour mark Feeney then put his side in front with a sublime solo effort through the keepers’ legs.

He has now bagged four goals in his last five appearances.

“What people say about Craig is he’s got lots of endeavour but doesn’t always get the goals he deserves,” said Saunders.

“But today was his day, got two great goals and on another day maybe could have had three or four.”

The manager was not only impressed by the ex-AFC Totton striker though, of Stuart Green he said:

“Today he certainly gave us a captain performance, that’s the best he’s played for us competitively in my opinion.

“He was always a threat, lots of energy and linked well with Craig Feeney up top.”

The reward for Winchester in the next round is a trip to Phoenix Sports of the Ryman League Division One North.

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