Sabden slump to heavy defeat

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A SECOND half collapse by Sabden loosened another bolt on the relegation trapdoor; not helped by their fellow strugglers, Chucky Pad Warriors, drubbing bottom club Glory 5-0, effectively making next week`s final home match against the Warriors a do or die fixture.

Sabden played on the break in the first half, and took the lead midway through when top-scorer David Fallon dribbled into the box and had his heels clipped.

The referee pointed to the spot and Fallon sent the keeper the wrong way.

Sabden were limiting the George to long shots, only for the hosts to level from a corner just before the break.

And after the interval, the locals held out until after the hour, when their ranks were inevitably breached, to make it 2-1 to George IV.

Within 14 minutes, it was 4-1, and although Sabden prevented further additions to the scoreline, they will have to perform much better on Sunday if they are to retain their Burnley Sunday League First Division status, kick-off 1 p.m. at Nutter Barn.

• DOG Inn lost 6-1 to Bees Knees, as Dog manager Simon Kerins slammed a poor turnout from his players after he could only field eight men at Wilson’s.

Man of the match Arron Ripley was on target.