A WONDER goal from Scott Jordan inspired Clee Hill United to a 3-2 win at Meole Brace in the Mercian League Division One.
Jordan has been playing in goal for Wayne Whitbread’s men but scored Hill’s best goal this term, according to the boss.
“Scott was playing outfield on Saturday because we were a bit short and his shot from 10 yards inside Meole’s half was spectacular,” said Whitbread.
Jordan’s goal, which came after a leveller from Stevie Preece, helped put Hill 2-1 ahead in Saturday’s match.
Preece added Hill’s third goal when, after another slick passing move, he curled the ball around the goalkeeper with his right foot.
Ollie Smith, returning after a long injury lay-off, almost added a fourth goal but missed the target from close range.
But Meole set up a tense finale when they pulled a goal back with five minutes remaining.
Whitbread said: “We went 1-0 down after a lacklustre 20 minutes and it was probably the kick up the backside that we needed.”
Hill levelled before the break when Preece finished off a four-man move with a first-time curling shot into the top corner.
Whitbread was delighted with the contribution of newcomers Josh Summers and Lee Everett.
“I don’t think Josh and Lee had ever played a competitive match before and are friends of some of the lads who play for us,” said Whitbread.
We had a bit of an injury crisis and I called a halt to our last training session because three players got injured in it.”
“It wasn’t looking too good for us at 5.30pm on Friday because we only had 11 players – and I was one of those.”
Hill are at home to Childs Ercall this Saturday, and face Oswestry Town next Wednesday at Ludlow’s Showtime Stadium (7.45pm kick off) in the first round of the Mercian League Division One Cup.
Hill are scheduled to travel to Norbury in the Bishops Castle Cup on April 13.