Late Lazenbury goal sinks New Mills

Jordan Lazenbury secured all three points for Abbey Hey as he converted an 87th minute penalty to get Abbey back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over New Mills.

The second-half substitute came off the bench to score his seventh goal of the season, before a heated couple of minutes at the end of the game saw three sending’s off handed out by the referee.

Rhys Clooney had a brilliant opportunity to hand the home side the lead after only five minutes, but he could only send his effort high of the target, after finding himself clear through on goal.

Aaron Fleming had another chance for Abbey after the half-hour mark, but he couldn’t convert his header at the far post from a corner, before Ben Halfacre sent a curling free kick inches wide of the keeper’s left-hand post.

Into the second half, Abbey saw a header cleared off the line from Dylan Fitzgerald, before Kieran Nolan sent a header wide from an inviting cross from Dylan Norris on the left.

Abbey had to remain patient but they were given their chance to break the deadlock with five minutes left to go on the clock, when Halfacre was taken down in the penalty area by a New Mills defender. Lazenbury stepped up from twelve yards and crashed his effort into the top left corner off the crossbar.

Abbey Hey get back to winning ways, with a win which ends the visitors unbeaten run in the league. Terry Hincks’ side will be back in action next Saturday when they welcome bottom of the league St Martins to the Abbey Stadium.

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