REPORT: Squires Gate 6-1 Burscough
Squires Gate won their first game of the season in convincing fashion beating Burscough 6-1.
Andy Clarkson’s men won a first league game and home game in convincing fashion with five goals in the first 45 minutes.
Gate took the lead early on in the game through captain Joe Booth. Booth was found on the edge of the box before turning and firing past the keeper with a sharp turn.
As quick as the first goal came, Gate had a second. Ric Seear fouled in the box by keeper Max Povey who revived a yellow card. Seear then handed the responsibilities over to Gary Pett who fired last Povey for 2-0.
Gary Pett again found the back of the net 21 minutes into the game. Some lovely passing football from Gate’s midfield as Seear found Ing round the corner before the midfielder charged into the box and squared to Pett who dived in at the back post to score.
Not content with the 3-0 after 20 minutes, Gate added a fourth. Ryan Charnley, on his first start this season, took aim from 30 yards out and fires past the keeper into the top corner.
Ben Fletcher has to be alert after 35 minutes to save low to his left. He reacted quickest to palm away the ball to save Gate.
Gate ended what can be described as a perfect half with another goal. Ric Seear getting in on the goal scoring act as he and Pett both jumped, Seear headed past Povey for 5-0.
Half time: Squires Gate 5-0 Burscough
Much like the first half, the second started with a goal for Gate. Half time sub Brett Dawsongetting in on the act as he ran onto a through ball and fired low past the keeper.
Ryan Charnley tried to replicate his earlier goal when he took aim after 53 minutes, but the midfielder couldn’t find the net this time.
Burscough found themselves a constalation goal 10 minutes before full time from the penalty spot. Chad Whyte stepping up and only just beating Ben Fletcher who got his foot to the ball.
The win for Gate will fill them with confidence ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup game away at West Didsbury & Chorlton.
Gate: Fletcher, Richards, Sumner, Rossall, Gray, Ing, Booth, Charnley, Riley, Seear, Pett. Subs: Dawson, Bamba, Moxon, Mullen, Clarkson.
Report by Mark Ashmore