Staveley MW record 5-1 win over Liversedge

MIDLANDS Regional Alliance round-up.
MIDLANDS Regional Alliance round-up.

Staveley Miners Welfare comprehensively thrashed Liversedge 5-1 on Tuesday in the NCEL Premier.

Staveley chief Brett Marshall was boosted by the return to fitness of duo Kurtis Morley and Ellis Wall.

After just four minutes Courtney Hastings was causing problems and won a free-kick just outside the box, from which Adam Scott tested the reflexes of Liam Scott-Bell who brilliantly tipped it over the bar for a corner from which Staveley took the lead.

Adam Scott floated the ball into the crowded box and it fell kindly to Hastings who cleverly worked an angle and slotted the ball home.

Despite a plethora of chances coming and going, Staveley were made to wait until the 66th minute before the second arrived.

That all-important strike came when Morley breached the defence by finally sticking the ball between the posts after efforts from Hastings and Wall had been blocked.

Then the floodgates well and truly opened as Wall applied the finishing touch to a similar move which involved Scott, to make it 3-0.

The fourth came when Hastings broke free and slipped in Scott, who slipped but still got a hefty enough touch on the ball to send it sailing into the net.

The fifth goal came with 10 minutes remaining and involved three of the four main protagonists. Scott carried the ball on one of his trademark untracked runs through the centre of midfield and had enough presence of mind to not play in Tijani who had strayed offside, instead Scott turned, had a look round and fed Morley out on the right who crossed for Hastings to head home.

Staveley blotted the copybook late on when in waiting for an offside flag they allowed Archie Watson to steal in at the far post and cross for Andrew Wood to grab a consolation at the death.