Thornton sets ball rolling


Staveley MW 4, Long Eaton United 0

Four superb goals earned Staveley a victory over Long Eaton United who had returned victorious from their previous two road trips.

Joe Thornton opened the scoring at Inkersall Road in the eighth minute, finishing off an eight-man move.

Simon Barraclough made it 2-0 to the hosts just before the half hour when he headed in a cross from Thornton.

On the hour, Andrew Fox made it 3-0 when he fired in after beating three Long Eaton players.

The scoring was wrapped up with nine minutes remaining when Aymen Tahar rounded off a sequence of neat passes to make it 4-0.

On Saturday, Staveley travel to Maltby, kick off 3pm.

Staveley have now launched a video gallery on their website,, where highlights of games can be viewed.