Hurst Green climb into third place

Hurst Green put four past Dalton United
Hurst Green put four past Dalton United

Manager Graham Seedall again rang the changes for the trip to Barrow to face Dalton with Danny Walker, John Stead, Chris Byrne and Will Nolan all returning to the starting line-up.

The home side settled first and had the lion’s share of possession in the opening exchanges, but after 12 minutes Hurst Green were awarded a spot kick.

However, Coar failed to capitalise.

The Green did take the lead shortly afterwards when Walker’s flick on from a corner was superbly headed home by Stead.

Coar doubled the lead on 41 minutes when he chested down a cross and fired home.

The second half continued in similar vein with the away side dominating proceedings.

Nolan had already fired a warning shot across the bows of the Dalton defence with a superb mazy run, however, this wasn’t heeded and a repeat of this brought a superb individual goal for the returning winger.

It was all over bar the shouting at this point and Coar put the icing on the cake with a goal on 65 minutes to seal the victory.

This was a hard working performance and moved the villagers up to third in the table.

Assistant manager Neale Brown was pleased with the result and the performance and was delighted that his team had managed to keep a clean sheet.

The reserves suffered a 7-1 reversal at the hands of Haslingden Saint Marys. The consolation goal came from Olly Steel.

Hurst Green Youth have been given a tough away tie at Rambottom United in the LFA Youth Cup.

The two teams met a fortnight ago with United running out 3-2 winners in a high quality and entertaining game.

This is the inaugural season for the Green’s youth team and managers and coaches Young, Barr and Riding should be congratulated on the performances of the team.

However, the main credit must go to the players themselves who have performed excellently.

The tie will take place on Sunday, November 30th.