Hat trick for Shaun
By Ron Hodkin
Monton march on
AFC Monton under 12`s Lads hosted Walney Island under 12`s in this exciting Lancashire County Cup fixture and emerged victorious after a tense game of football. Walney Island made a confident start but Monton soon settled into the game and took an early lead after just fifteen minutes through Shaun Dawson.
This seemed to spark the visitors into action and they equalised shortly after to level the scores.Just before the half time whistle Shaun managed to score his second goal to give Monton a slight advantage.
The re-start saw Walney start brightly and they pulled themselves back into the game with another equaliser with only eight minutes of the second period played.Both sides sensed the next goal would be crucial and it was the hosts that found it through Joe to put them back in front.Walney refused to lie down though and once more came back at Monton and again found another equaliser this time with more luck than judgement as a hopeful lob rebounded off the Monton keeper and somehow ended up in the net.
With both sides counting down the remaining seconds left to play Shaun claimed his hat trick with a fine header to secure the victory for Monton and end a great game of football.
Man of the Match : Ollie Carter
Goalscorers : Shaun Dawson ( 3 ) , Joe