Stow steering away from claiming the wooden spoon

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STOWMARKET Town will be looking for back-to-back victories for only the second time this season when they host Debenham LC in a local derby on Easter Monday (3pm).

Saturday’s 3-0 away victory over bottom-side Cornard United keeps Stow six points clear of last spot, and all but ends their chances of the First Division wooden spoon.

Three goals in 17 second-half minutes gave Stow their second away win of the season. James Spurway grabbed the opener, helping Kieren Joseph’s goalbound strike into the net.

The Gold and Blacks doubled their lead when Yani Duka’s pullback was met by Steven Amoss, who scored his fourth goal in five games, and the rout was completed when Liam Woodhouse played in Joseph, who finished into the bottom corner.

Stowmarket go into Monday’s game having won two of their previous 10 matches. The last time the sides met, Debenham ran out 2-1 victors.

John Griffin, general manager at Stowmarket, was looking forward to the derby clash after their good performance at the weekend.

“The lads played really well. As you can probably tell, we are in a bit of a rebuilding process at the moment,” he said.

“It’s going to be a very tough game. We are really looking forward to it and we normally get a half decent crowd.

“The players will be up for it and the lads will raise their game 25 to 50 per cent.”