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FOOTBALL: Moulton Harrox hopes hit for six in semi-final exit




Zack Fisher makes it 2-0
Zack Fisher makes it 2-0

Moulton Harrox were given a hammering by championship rivals Netherton United in Saturday’s semi-final at Broad Lane.

The top two met in the President Premier Shield – but the home team’s hopes were all over just past the midway stage of the first half.

Harrox went behind after only eight minutes when Jake Cawthorne was booked for a pull on Tommy Randall’s shirt, allowing Callum Madigan to convert from the spot.

Marcus Parry’s penalty claim was rejected at the other end but Dan Fountain wasted a golden chance to double the advantage.

However, a quickfire double put Netherton in full control.

Zack Fisher made it 2-0 and set up strike partner Karl Gibbs for another clinical finish past Wayne Wilding.

Karl Gibbs puts Netherton 3-0 up
Karl Gibbs puts Netherton 3-0 up

A minute later, it could have been even worse for Wilding as a poor kick went to Fisher who chipped the ball wide of the empty net.

Fisher completed his treble in the second half, though, after Ryan Wood made it 4-0 and Joe Townsend pulled one back.

After 11 successive wins, this was Moulton’s first defeat since early November.

In the final, Netherton will meet Thorney who came from 2-0 down at half-time to beat Holbeach United’s reserves 3-2 in extra-time.

Joe Townsend and Callum Madigan were both on target
Joe Townsend and Callum Madigan were both on target

MOULTON HARROX

4-4-2: Wilding; McGuire, Coddington, Patterson, Johnson; Steadman, Cawthorne, King, Townsend; Parry, Bradbury. Subs: Watkin, Lambe-Hyner, Groves.

NETHERTON UNITED

4-4-2: Keir; Wood, Hansford, Madigan, McDonough; Fountain, Baines, Jackson, Randall; Fisher, Gibbs. Subs: Watson, Mastin, Heming, Ellis.

Photos by Tim Wilson
Photos by Tim Wilson

REFEREE

Andy Murray.

GOALS

Madigan pen (8 mins, 0-1); Fisher (23 mins, 0-2); Gibbs (24 mins, 0-3); Wood (49 mins, 0-4); Townsend (54 mins, 1-4); Fisher (58 mins, 1-5); Fisher (70 mins, 1-6).



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