AMESBURY maintained their four lead at the top of the Wessex League Division One as they won 3-0 at Petersfield on possibly the worst surface that we have played on this season.

The game started slow with no real chances of note to talk about.

Blues had their first chance on 30 minutes from a Kieran Stephens free-kick which went straight into the goalkeeper's hands, Jamie Ritchie then another free which went wide.

Next chance fell to new signing George Plank who caught the Petersfield goalkeeper off his line with a 40 yard effort which hit the top of the netting.

Captain and joint manager Jack Vallis had a great chance but somehow managed to miss from two yards out and hit the post.

Shortly after the break, neat work from Plank on the left found Jordan Matthews to fire home a snap shot to put the Blues 1-0 up.

The one goal lead quickly become two from a set piece when ball came out to Mike Owen who fired into the top corner.

It was soon became 3-0 after Jordon Matthews was taken down in the box and he got up to slot home the penalty.

Joint manager Chris Raymond said: "After this long week all I wanted was three points I didn’t care how it came we have had seven lads down with a bug this week.

"Some managed to play but some are feeling so bad they ain’t left bed all week, but hopefully we can get some of them back in for Tuesday.

"I was really pleased with a couple players today in particular Mike Owen was class again for us at the back and even scored a stunning goal.

"George Plank has slotted into the side perfectly and his attitude was first class all day."

Amesbury are away at Follands this evening.

We move on to Follands Tuesday now looking to get another 3 points on the board!