A YOUTHFUL Loxwood side demonstrated the club’s strength in depth by brushing aside East Preston in County League Division 2 to make it three wins on the bounce.
Ignoring a number of unavailabilities and with a new-look strike force straight out of the reserves, Stephen Newman began the rout at the end of the first half and four more goals after the break gave the Magpies a comprehensive 5-0 victory which continues their resurgent form.
Loxwood were so short on numbers that their manager Barry Hunter even had to come on with ten minutes to spare, making his second appearance of the season after ironically coming on for two minutes against the same team earlier in the season.
He said: “It was another good victory, other then a fairly even first 15 minutes we were fairly dominant. Our second goal was the nail in their coffin, they had to come out and attack but we’re a good team on the break and we seemed to have the fitness over them.
“We had players unavailable so brought a few up from the reserves and we showed a bit of strength of depth.”
Further goals came from Sam Matthews, Tony Nwachukwu, Istvan Gulyas and Craig Disley.