Manuel Vecino and Daniel Navarro secure shock win

A goal in both halves from Manuel Vecino and Daniel Navarro secured Cannons a shock 2-0 win over a lacklustre Red Imps side.

Less than fifteen minutes into the first half Cannons took the lead, a cross was whipped in and found the unmarked Manuel Vecino who guided his header past Jaylan Hankins. Red Imps came battling back, Dan Lane’s shot was saved by Adrain Mariscal.

Cannons looked the better side in the first half and nearly doubled their lead just before half-time, Manuel Vecino capitalised on a Nick Busto mistake and played Daniel Navarro through on goal, the striker’s low shot struck the post. Cannons went into half-time with a 1-0 lead.

The second half got underway with Cannons on the attack, Cristobal Fernandez’s shot was excellently saved by Red Imps 15-year old debutant keeper Jaylan Hankins. Red Imps had a great chance to equalise, Graeme Torrilla’s through ball found Cesar Rosa, the striker’s shot was saved by Mariscal.

With ten minutes remaining Daniel Navarro dispossessed Luis Consigliero and ran through on goal, his shot was excellently saved by Hankins. Four minutes later Cannons doubled their lead, Daniel Navarro latched onto a through ball and coolly slotted his shot past an on-rushing Hankins.

Cannons were able to hold on for the last few minutes and secure their second win of the season which sees them rise to ninth. Another poor display from Red Imps saw them suffer their sixth defeat of the season. The players were not good enough today, as Cannons dominated for the majority of the game.

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