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Omar Vassell, cousin of England international Darius, impresses on Sun Postal Sports debut as they defeat Stony Stratford
9:48am Monday 31st March 2014 in Sport
The cousin of former England international Darius Vassell marked his first start for Sun Postal Sports with two goals and two assists as the Spartan South Midlands League Division One leaders opened up a six-point gap at the top of the table.
Omar Vassell, 21, joined from North Greenford last week and showed enough in a sparkling cameo in the midweek draw with second-place Bedford to earn a start against Stony Stratford on Saturday.
The former primary school team-mate of Tom Carroll will now take some shifting from the start line-up after proving too good for the league strugglers.
Paul Hobbs’ side only arrived at Ostlers Lane half-an-hour before kick-off after being held up in traffic and did not even have time for a warm-up.
But any chance Stony had of catching Sun cold evaporated inside eight minutes as Sun scored twice.
Danny Tompkins cut the ball back for James Armstrong to fire in the opener and then Tompkins went from architect to executioner five minutes later when he turned in a corner from Vassell.
Armstrong, 32, put the game out of reach just before half time with his second. It was the striker’s 29th of the season and his 15th in his last nine games.
Armstrong turned provider for his new strike partner to open his account for the club in the second half before Vassell, the former Francis Combe pupil who had a three-month trial at Brentford, saved the best until last, firing a half-volley while off balance into the top corner.
The win means Sun have scored 15 unanswered goals against Stony Stratford this season and are just four shy of bringing up the hundred in the league.
Hobbs will be delighted at the strength in depth recent arrivals Elton Scarlet and Vassell have provided.
So much so Sun have barely missed the injured pair of Craig Lynskey and Nathan Pooley, who have 27 league goals between them, on Saturday.
Bedford's surprise 1-1 draw at home to Broxbourne Borough leaves Sun six points clear at the top with eight games remaining. Kings Langley could halve the gap if they win their two games in hand.
Sun will get to test their Premier Division credentials when they travel to face Leverstock Green in the semi-final of the St Mary's Cup on Tuesday before they host Saffron Walden Town in the semi-final of the Floodlit Cup on Thursday.
Their next league game is on Saturday against Harpenden Town who will have Harry Hunt in their ranks.
The striker, who has scored 25 times in the league, rejected the chance to join the Bellmount Wood Avenue club after Hobbs made a seven-day approach earlier this month.
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