Menace show their class in dominant win
Peckham Town returned home with a resounding 9-1 victory over Crockenhill at the Menace Arena on Saturday.
The Menace have overcome their disappointment at being defeated 2-0 at New Romney a fortnight ago to hit some sparkling form in their last two Kent County League matches, and Saturday’s win was their most impressive yet.
Former Dulwich Hamlet Academy striker Klajdi Cani continued his scintillating run, scoring four times against an overmatched Crockenhill, and running their defence ragged to create space for teammates.
The visitors had actually taken the lead, but Cani’s first goal plus one from full back Hady Traore put Peckham ahead. In the second half, Crockenhill would suffer from poor discipline and see three players sent to the sin bin for dissent, under the new rules being trialled at this level this season.
With their numerical advantage, Peckham began to dominate the game with their attacking brand of football. Cani slotted under the visiting goalkeeper to grab his second before his striker partner Herve Mbongue headed home an excellent Kevin Dance cross. Winger Nicky Meta would next get involved in the scoring before a quickfire double from Cani including a spectacular turn and finish in to the top right corner. Two goals from substitute Yaya Barry completed the rout.
Manager Alan Jacobs said: ''We demand a style that is simple and easy on the eye for the fans, however it certainly wasn't the best way of starting the game to go behind within three minutes. The players are all aware of their roles within the team and they showed real patience and quality on the ball all over the park''. Head Coach Mary Phillip added: ''Some of our football out there today was different class. [Crockenhill] are a threat going forward and have experience in their ranks. But we seem to have produced another couple of razor sharp strikers with Klajdi Cani taking his tally to twelve goals in four games with another four quality goals this afternoon.”
Peckham Town: Larry McArdle - Adam Tarrant, Alfie Ball, Adrian Butler, Hady Traore, Nicky Meta, Lukmon Mojeed, Drew Newton, Kevin Dance - Herve Mbongue, Klajdi Cani.
Subsititutes: Ali Amisu, Yaya Barry, Youssef Bouimane, Adam Toubal.