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Warrington Town
Goole AFC
Sat 20 Oct 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division North Full time Attendance 150

Warrington Town 7-2 Goole AFC

Town Are Over The Moon


Warrington Town hit seven in a demolition of a struggling Goole outfit, 6 of which were scored in a second half dominated by the home side from beginning to end.

Manager Shaun Reid introducing Allan Collins back into the starting line up following his recent return to the club from Colwyn Bay, in place of midweek goalscorer Lee McEvilly, who dropped to the bench and handed a debut to Phil Doran, who has joined the club on his return from Australia.

Warrington immediately took the game to their opponents, going close early on, when winger Liam Shipton saw his cross stabbed wide by Ash Ruane, before the same played stooped to head narrowly wide.

Michael Reid was next to go close for Town, shooting narrowly over from the edge of the box, as Town looked like struggling in front of goal once again. Against the run of play, the visitors took the lead, and it took a mistake from the usually solid keeper Andy Robertson, who sliced his clearance to the nearby Goole striker Callum Russell who, eventually, slotted home from close range.

The yellows were suddenly looking shaky at the back, with Goole centre half Sam Liversidge heading over from close range soon after. After this let off, Town once again began to regain control of proceedings, with centre half Jay McCarten seeing his powerful effort tipped over by Goole keeper Adam Reid.

With half time fast approaching, Allan Collins was next to test Reid, his close range effort forcing a fine save from Reid. It was Collins, who was becoming more and more influential over proceedings, getting to the byline, only to see his tempting pull back sliced wide by Michael Reid.

Just as it looked like the visitors were going into half time leading, Warrington were awarded a penalty when Collins was pulled over by Liversedge, midfielder Luke Holden stepping up to send Reid the wrong way and equalise for Town.

Whatever was said by Shaun Reid at half time, had the desired effect, as the home side immediately dominated proceedings, Holden seeing his shot well saved by Reid at his near post.

With 25 minutes to go, Warrington took a deserved lead, Collins rising well to head home Phil Davies' sumptuous cross.

Minutes later, defender Jay McCarten got his first ever goal for Warrington, heading home unmarked from close range.

Just four minutes later, and Town had scored a fourth goal, substitute Phil Mooney picking up the ball in the area, before curling his shot beyond his defender, and past an unsighted Reid from 12 yards.

With seven minutes left, the visitors pulled a goal back, Russell seeing his shot parried by Robertson, only to see fellow striker Bill Law roll the ball into the empty net.

Two minutes later, Goole's unlikely comeback was extinguished, when Mooney reacted first to finish Michael Reid's excellent cushioned header from close range.

With three minutes to go, Shaun Reid's side equalled the six goals they scored at New Mills in September, when Mooney completed his hat trick, slotting home Doran's excellent cross at the near post, finishing into the roof of the net.

Unbelievably their was still time for a seventh goal, Collins capping his third debut for the club with his second of the day, to seal his man of the match performance, getting ahead of his marker to poke home at the near post.

Warrington Town Team:
Robertson, Davies, Phil Doran (d), Dogan, Flynn, McCarten, Shipton (Holden, 29), Ruane (McEvilly, 77), Collins, Porter (Mooney, 59), M Reid,

Subs Not Used:
Gratton, Anderson


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7. Curzon Ashton 42 73
8. Clitheroe 42 73
9. Bamber Bridge 42 70
10. Warrington Town 42 69
11. Burscough 42 59
12. Ossett Town 42 55
13. Lancaster City 42 50
14. Farsley AFC 42 49

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