High fives as Green kick back

Hat-trick: Chris Scott
Hat-trick: Chris Scott
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Milnthorpe Corinthians 0

Hurst Green 5

(West Lancs League – Division 2)

THE Division 2 promotion race continued to hot-up as Green brushed aside a poor Milnthorpe side to remain second, with goals from Danny Walker, a Chris Scott hat-trick and an own goal.

Seedall was forced into several changes due to player absences, with Bartlett, Sargeson, Barton and Scott coming into the starting 11. Green raced into a two goal lead via Chris Scott and an own goal before Scott added two more in what was very much a one-sided affair. Corinthians rarely threatened, their best effort coming from a mis-hit cross which flew into Adam Chester’s hands.

The second half continued as shot upon shot rained in on the Corinthians goal with the keeper making several good stops, the best of which a superb point-blank stop from a Walker volley.

The striker did score, finishing neatly from a right wing cross but Green will be disappointed they didn’t add to their tally. Walker skewing wide right in front of goal, Sargeson had two efforts blocked on the line and McCartney blasted over when only yards out. Sub Tyrrel also had a fantastic opportunity for when clean through, but rushed his effort and fired wide.

Green host mid-table CMB (3pm kick off) on Saturday, March 16,in what may be a defining moment in the title race with the two other contenders, Bolton County and Leyland United, playing their first match against each other.

Team: Chester; Tipton, Bamber, Barton, Aspinwall (McCarthy); Walker, Cookson, Haworth, Sargeson, Scott (Davies), Bartlett (Tyrell).Juniors

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