Savident gets Rec off to a flier – Le Tissier seals win
VALE REC leapfrogged their opponents as well as Sylvans in the table after getting the better of Rovers 3-2 in an entertaining affair on Tuesday night.
With the Corbet Field pitch holding up impressively given the heavy afternoon downpour on top of all the rain that had gone before it in recent weeks, the hosts deservedly picked up the three points after twice leading by two goals – but they had to endure a couple of dramatic moments as well as a nervy finale before they could finally celebrate victory.
In the end, Glenn Le Tissier’s second-half brace proved decisive, but it was winger Martin Savident who provided the early fireworks by giving Rec the lead after only 55 seconds with an outstanding individual goal.
Having received the ball out on the right only a few yards into the Rovers half, he drove with purpose down the line before cutting in onto his left foot and unleashing a pinpoint shot from the edge of the box that found the net via the underside of the crossbar.
Those spectators already in the ground were very impressed, those who arrived just moments later much less so having missed the golden moment.
Le Tissier doubled the lead with a calm outside-of-the-boot finish in the second half before Rovers got a goal back through Aidan McKay's deflected strike.
Rec restored their two-goal cushion when Le Tissier converted from the penalty spot.
Ben Le Tocq's goal in stoppage time proved a mere consolation for Rovers.
- More in Thursday's Guernsey Press.