Britannia Tupton put on five-star display in Chesterfield Sunday League

Britannia Tupton put on a five star performance to secure the three points thanks to a Max Minshull hat-trick and a double from Jordan Lemon, which left visitors FC Brimington rueing missed chances in this Essential Site Skills Division Once fixture.

Monday, 3rd December 2018, 9:32 am
Updated Monday, 3rd December 2018, 10:35 am

Tupton shocked FCB with a goal as early as the fifth minute, awarded a free kick 25 yards out it was Lemon who had no doubts when he powered home the set piece.

This though seemed to inspire Brimington who went on the attack with Adam Barratt forcing home keeper Kieran Marsh into a wonderful full length save before Danny Mason saw his effort cleared off the line from the loose ball Adam Cunningham just failed to connect at the back post.

As the chances came and went for the visitors Marsh was again on good form to deny Mason but it was Britannia Tupton who showed their prowess in finishing chances eight minutes before the break.

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Lemons low near post corner was met by the deflective touch of Minshull to give the home side a 2-0 lead at half time.

Just shy of the hour mark Lemon was on free kick duty again for the home side and in a similar position to his first goal he secured the same outcome with the ball nestling in the back of the Brimington net.

The result seemed to have been sealed eight minutes later when Minshull beat a challenge and raced on to make it 4-0 to the division one new boys.

Brimington were not giving up though and after the impressive Josh Thomas struck the post and then shortly afterwards the bar denied him but as the move played out Mason slotted home from close range to pull a goal back.

It was all Brimington now and Tupton were struggling to clear their lines Thomas was on the search for another goal for the visitors and following a delightful through ball from Cunningham he took the ball past Marsh in the home goal before in desperation Tupton got the ball away to safety.

With Britannia Tupton looking tired and shaky now Brmington were on the lookout for the second that would have set up a grandstand finish but with four minutes remaining the home side broke away and when Jack Hewitt was felled in the penalty box it allowed Minshull to complete his hat-trick and secure Britannia Tupton a 5-1 victory.