SUNDAY FOOTBALL: Champions Lawford are too hot to handle

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Casey’s winning start to the new Rugby & District Sunday League Division One season came to a swift halt at the weekend as they were beaten 4-1 at home by reigning champions Long Lawford.

Lawford were unbeaten throughout last season, and have yet to lose this campaign either.

Casey’s gave a hard-working display, but found the ruthless finishing of the visitors impossible to match.

A tight first half saw Lawford lead 1-0 at the break, with Casey’s defending well and goalkeeper Tom Consentino in brilliant form.

The second half saw the visitors grab two goals to make it 3-0, pouncing on a couple of half chances.

Chris Trill struck the woodwork twice for Casey’s, before getting his reward of a goal with a superbly struck drive.

Casey’s should have added to their score with opportunities dropping to several players, but indecisive finishing meant no further score.

To add insult to injury, Lawford grabbed a late goal on the break.

Casey’s are at Staverton Park on Sunday against London Calling.