Thursday, 20 September 2018

Nowell’s hat–trick leaves side in 7th heaven

TOBY NOWELL netted a hat–trick as WOODCOTE/STOKE ROW took the honours in their Premier Division derby

TOBY NOWELL netted a hat–trick as WOODCOTE/STOKE ROW took the honours in their Premier Division derby 7–2 win at home to ROTHERFIELD UNITED.

Nowell opened the scoring after 18 minutes, a simple tap–in after the keeper had spilled a cross from Jonny Summers.

Soon after Rotherfield enjoyed a good spell with Mark Pearson in the Woodcote goal pulling off two fine saves.

Woodcote made it 2–0 on 42 minutes when Dave Givens, deep inside his own half spotted the Rotherfield keeper off his line and drove the ball home from almost 70 yards over the despairing keeper.

In the dying seconds of the half Rotherfield made it 2–1 from the penalty spot after Mike Hancock handled the ball in the area.



The second half was only six minutes old when Woodcote made it 3–1. What looked like a cross from Nowell eluded everyone and ended in the back of the net. It was soon 4–1 when the Dillon twins combined with the pinpoint cross from Frank headed home by Jake.

Just before the hour mark a Dave Givens crossfield pass found Nowell whose pull–back from the left found Andy Bullett who chose his spot and guided the ball home from 12 yards to make it 5–1.

Minutes later, there was another long–range shot from a similar distance from Givens which bounced in front of the keeper and was helped over the bar by a finger–tip.

On 65 minutes Nowell completed his treble to make it 6–1, flicking the ball home after a nod–down by Mike Hancock from a Frank Dillon corner.

Rotherfield scored a consolation on 80 minutes, but three minutes from time the scoring was completed with Andy Bullett getting his second with a tap–in after Jake Dillon’s lob had rebounded off the upright.

WARGRAVE RESERVES kept their Division 4 promotion hopes alive thanks to a 2–1 victory away at ROTHERFIELD UNITED RESERVES.



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