Four goal display

Lido should have been ahead in the first minute when Jay Thomas released Jordan Edwards with a long ball. He bore down on goal and was one on one with the keeper but he shot wide. That was a chance to settle some early nerves. However, we didn’t have to wait long for the opener, Josh Webber was through on goal and lifted his shot over the keeper into the empty net on 5 minutes to give the Lido a deserved lead. Jay Thomas was unlucky, he turned and shot from distance and he just missed the near post. Lido are completely dominating this game so far, creating all of the chances and keeping any Undy attack subdued. On 26 minutes Lido deservedly went two up, a short free kick was played to Jay Thomas who chipped the keeper from the edge of the box for his first league goal. Typically, two minutes later Undy reduced the arrears, Sam Thomas tucking it away from close range. Undy brightened up after the goal and started to regain territory in the Lido half. It was turning into a more open game. Lido restored their two goal advantage in the forty first minute, it followed a period of possession down the left and the ball was fed into the near post where Jordan Edwards met the cross and despite being under some heavy pressure, he poked home from close range. Just before the interval Ben Keen was unlucky when his free kick deflected just wide.

Undy were fired up in the early stages of the second half and were helped by a penalty in the 49th minute. Keeper Louie Cirotto claimed the ball but a defender was adjudged to have pushed an Undy striker. This fired up Undy and they were causing some problems for Lido in the middle of the park but Lido’s wide play continued to trouble the visiting defence. On 61 minutes there was an incredible double save from Cirotto to deny a certain equaliser, firstly from Cullimore with his hands and then secondly with an ankle stop from the rebound. Undy were piling on the pressure now and had a series of corners which troubled the home defence. On 67 minutes Lido made a  double substitution, Ioan Evans and Jack Underwood replaced Josh Webber and Jordan Edwards and the substitution paid off as Ioan Evans played the ball to Jay Thomas who slotted Evans back through and he coolly half volleyed it home to again restore the two goal advantage. Late on Undy pushed forward looking to reduce the deficit  without success. Lido can be thankful for a dominant first half display and add a fourth through Ioan Evans to seal three points in the face of some stern Undy resistance.