Hurst Green pip rivals in a seven-goal showdown

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Longridge Town 3 Hurst Green Youth 4

Hurst Green climbed to second in the league following this seven-goal thriller against their local rivals.

The opening period was a cagey affair until the Green lads seized the initiative after 25 minutes when a superb in swinging corner from Ben Aspery was met by Oli Shipston who planted a firm header past Longridge keeper Jayan Chauhan.

Within a couple of minutes Green increased their lead when a clever free kick from Tom Cattermole was steered home by Aspery.

Green made it three just before half time when Aspery slotted home from a tight angle. The second half saw some razor sharp finishing from Mikey Fell and two goals from Paul Turner pulled the home side level with five minutes left.

However, in a dramatic finale Harri Yerkess guided Cory Longton’s free kick across goal for an unmarked John Holden to smash home the winner for the Green from inside the six yard box.