Six goal demolition as Abbey Hey beat Parkgate

Jordan Lazenbury scored a hat-trick as Abbey Hey progressed to the FA Vase Second Round courtesy of a 6-0 thumping of North East Counties side Parkgate.

A hat-trick from Lazenbury was the highlight of the day, which also saw goals from Ben Halfacre (2) and Dylan Fitzgerald as Abbey cruised into the second round for another season.

Lazenbury opened the scoring within the first minute, he received the ball on the right-hand side of the box before lobbing the out-rushing Parkgate goalkeeper to give the home side an early lead.

It got even better for Abbey as within a minute, they doubled their lead. The home side stole the ball from kick off, before seeing Fitzgerald released down the left flank, before finessing a shot and beating goalkeeper Jordan Greaves at his near post.

The early start was just what the home side needed and they scored their third goal of the game eight minutes before the break. Lazenbury was brought down in the penalty area by Parkgate captain Bradley Kilman, who received his marching orders for a second yellow card. Halfacre stepped up from twelve yards out to hit and effort hard and low into the bottom-right corner to give Abbey a comfortable 3-0 lead heading into half time.

Eight minutes into the second half, Lazenbury grabbed his second goal of the game as he got onto the end of a Tom Murray through-ball, before finishing calmly past Greaves into the bottom-left corner.

Abbey made it 5-0 a minute later as Kieran Nolan fed Halfacre with a rushed through-ball, before the giant striker expertly lobbed Greaves from 20 yards out to grab his 14th goal of the season.

The home side earned another penalty ten minutes from the end following a handball from Parkgate left back Tom Stainland. Lazenbury stepped up and finished low beyond Greaves to complete his hat-trick as Abbey made it 6-0.

Abbey Hey held on for victory, which sees them move into the second round of the FA Vase for a second successive season. The draw for the second round will be held on Monday afternoon where we will found out who our opponents will be for the next round of the Vase.

Our immediate attentions will turn to Tuesday night though when we travel to Hollyhedge Park to take on playoff rivals Wythenshawe Amateurs in the North West Counties First Division South.  

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