SLYNE-WITH-HEST were keen to get this game played and in difficult conditions overcame a side struggling at the foot of the table.
The Croston team worked hard to keep Slyne from taking the lead, but it was only a matter of when Slyne would score, not if.
After numerous attacks, Slyne’s dominance was rewarded when a Croston defender used his arm to stop a header going in. The player was sent off and Slyne were awarded a penalty, unfortunately it was saved and Croston were still in the game.
It wasn’t long into the second half when Slyne’s advantage paid off, a fine move involving Galley and Crossley was finished off well by Jimmy Love.
The next goal came five minutes later when again some good passing from Parkinson found Love in space to claim his second.
Killifin replaced Entwistle and Martinez came on for Davies, the extra man was starting to pay off as Croston couldn’t get out of their own half, and on 70 minutes great work by Jackson and Akrigg opened up space for Killifin in the box.
He controlled the ball well and rifled his left foot shot into the roof of the net.
James Hill made his long awaited return after a bad ankle injury and quickly got into the game making some good use of the ball, his long pass into the box found Crossley, he passed to Killifin who could have shot but set Love up for an easy tap in and his hat-trick.
Slyne continued to pass around Croston and should have scored more, but this was a good result which keeps Slyne firmly in top spot.
On Saturday Slyne are at home to Turton in the Division One Cup, kick-off 1.30pm. Thanks to sponsors Lakeland Roofing Limited, Wright and Lord Solicitors and match ball sponsor The Keys Restaurant.
Slyne-with-Hest: P Storey, A Sanderson, D Parkinson, S Greenwood, J Davies, B Akrigg, C Crossley, M Galley, A Jackson, T Entwistle, J Love, J Hill, T Killifin, D Martinez.