Yerkess treble for in-form Hurst Green

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Hurst Green continued their fine early season form with a convincing home victory against their Chorley visitors.

The Green seized the early initiative were unfortunate not to score following a superb in swinging corner from Tom Cattermole, the Astley keeper producing a top class save from Tyler Baron’s powerful header.

But they went in front when Ben Aspery calmly slotted home following a neat through ball from Ollie Shipston.

The Green squandered a couple of golden chances and paid the price on 35 minutes when Astley equalised from a 20-yard free kick.

Fortunately for the Green, Tyler Baron ensured that they went into the break ahead as he smashed an unstoppable left footer into the roof of the net.

Hurst Green raised the tempo after the break following the introduction of livewire substitutes Harri Yerkess and Cory Longton.

Within the space of 20 minutes Yerkess had helped himself to a superb hat-trick, one goal in particular being an early contender for goal of the season as he twisted and turned past four defenders before smashing the ball home.

Aspery showed tremendous technique in completing the rout for the Green, guiding home a Shipston cross from the edge of the box.

The Astley lads refused to lie down and twice took advantage of lapses in the Green defence to give the scoreline some respectability.