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Posted Mon 26 Aug 02 at 18:48 PM



Two classic strikes from Rowan Vine and protracted goal celebrations following a Mark McCammon goal were sufficient to ease the Bees through against Swindon this afternoon, and in doing so take them to the top of the table.

The first goal came as early as the seventh minute when Michael Dobson played the ball in to Rowan Vine who was just inside the area. He took control and in turning on the spot flashed a thunderbolt of the highest quality into the top left-hand corner of the net.

Seven minutes on and Man of the Match Mark McCammon won the ball down by the touchline and, in managing to hold off allcomers, he weaved the ball through to Dobbo who drilled in a peach of a centre which Vine connected with perfectly and sent a brilliant header into the top right hand corner of the net.a goal of the highest vintage.

But two minutes later, the visitors most dangerous player, Jimmy Davis (on loan from Manchester United), ran strong and hard at the Bees defence and on entering the area flashed his shot past Paul Smith into the far corner of the net. This led to the Bees withstanding a fair amount of pressure. But as has been obvious in each of their performances this season, the Bees do not know when to lie down and having taken the best that the visitor's could offer they started to get right back into the game. With Rowan Vine and Mark McCammon getting a better understanding each game that they play, a goal always looked likely.

And so in the 78th minute from a clearance by Bart Griemink, Leo Roget headed the ball back into the Town half and with Eddie Hutchinson hassling for the ball Stefani Miglioranzi played the ball back towards Andrew Gurney. But the visitors number 6 had not reckoned on Mark McCammon homing in on him, and as he did he took control of it and ran for goal. With Griemink coming out to narrow the angle, Mark slipped the ball through his legs and into the back of his net, and the crowd went wild.

Two games, three days, six The Who said, "The Kids Are Alright".

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