Abbey moved back up to third in the North West Counties First Division South after a 4-0 victory over fellow play off side Wythenshawe Amateurs. The home side created the game’s first opportunity when Saul Henderson drove a fierce shot on goal from the edge of the area, but it didn’t test debut Abbey keeper Mark Dillnutt. Abbey Hey opened the scoring in the 14th minute when the in-form Jordan Lazenbury managed to turn centre back Luke Worth on the edge of the box before looping the ball over Wythenshawe keeper Kyle Haslam to give the away side a crucial lead at Hollyhedge Park. Fifteen minutes later and Lazenbury doubled Abbey’s lead when he received a loose ball on the edge of the area, before unleashing a shot and finished the ball into the bottom-left corner beyond the Wythenshawe keeper for his 16th goal of the season. Things got better for Abbey in the second half just after the hour-mark. Following a smart break, captain Aaron Fleming picked out Dylan Fitzgerald on the left flank, before the forward cut inside onto his right foot to finish high into the top-right corner. With nine minutes of play remaining, Tom Murray added to the scoresheet with his 4th goal of the season as he made it 4-0 to the visitors. Murray got onto the end of a deflected cross from Lazenbury, who finished calmly beyond the Wythenshawe keeper to put the game to bed. The result moves Abbey Hey back up to third, as they sit two points off league leaders West Didsbury and Chorlton. They will turn their attentions to their next game this coming Saturday, when they travel down to Staffordshire to take on Stafford Town.

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