Rimington go goal crazy!

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East Lancashire League champions Rimington continued their winning ways at local rivals Read with a dominant performance which had their management purring.

It all began as early as the second minute when Robert Lloyd was tripped in the box and he made no mistake from the spot.

Then a move down the left resulted in Lloyd reaching the bye-line before pulling the ball back for his strike partner Jon Penman to finish easily.

Skipper Oli McLean fed the ball beautifully into the path of Penman who coolly finished to make it 3-0, with Rimington rampant.

Both Lloyd and Penman had chances to extend the lead, and eventually Lloyd cut in from the left to fire in number four.

Stevie Wharton’s quick thinking lead to the fifth when his throw found Penman, who laid the ball into the path of full back Hutchinson, bursting into the box to slam home.

In the second half, Rimington continued their domination as McLean released Penman to slot home for his hat-trick, and this was followed by his fourth when Wharton slipped the ball into his path and the big striker again duly obliged.

Then Hutchinson and Wharton combined down the right, and the winger crossed for Lloyd at the back post to fire in his hat-trick goal, before the striker then played a one-two with Jon-Paul Fagan before unleashing an unstoppable screamer for his fourth and his team’s ninth.

The woodwork came to Read’s rescue three times before Dinsdale rounded off the scoring as Hutchinson played a ball over the top for him to poke it over the keeper.

At the other end, Kershaw produced two outstanding saves to keep his clean sheet, and Terry Braithwaite said: “This has been overdue and I just hope it gives the lads lots of confidence as we head into the run-in. All we can do is try to keep winning to maintain the pressure on sides around us until we play them.”

Final Score: Read United 0, Rimington 10