Matthews pleased with Ferring’s four-point haul

W14632H13 WH FERRING FOOTBALL PIC S.G. 30.03.2013  Ferring v Uckfield Football action from the game
W14632H13 WH FERRING FOOTBALL PIC S.G. 30.03.2013 Ferring v Uckfield Football action from the game

FERRING Football Club went goal crazy on Saturday as they handed out an eight-goal hiding to AFC Uckfield.

Having found themselves a goal down after 20 minutes, Ferring worked hard to stay in the game before they equalised through a superb goal from Scott Towers.

Five minutes later, Barney Boutwood volleyed them ahead, while an Uckfield defender then turned a Joe Matthews free kick past his own keeper and Boutwood added a fourth just before half-time.

The second half began with Ferring pouring forward and Boutwood crashed his third in from the edge of the area, via the underside of the bar.

Boutwood finished a fine move to net his fourth and cement his place as top-scorer in the division. O’Reilly then turned Dan Heward’s long-range effort in for the seventh and Pete Christodoulou completed the scoring, heading in from a deep corner.

Having lost both Joe Matthews and Christodoulou to injury within 15 minutes, Ferring had to fight extremely hard to gain a point against Clymping on Monday.

Clymping had the bulk of the possession in the first half and had a goal disallowed following an infringement in the penalty area. Ferring could have taken all three points when a Scott Towers header went wide in the second half.

Ferring manager Pete Matthews said: “The draw against Clymping was as satisfying as the win against Uckfield as we were missing several players, but it showed we can now compete as well as play our style of football.

“There is a growing confidence among the whole squad and a great deal of determination.”