Three wins on bounce for Abbey after Alsager victory

Abbey Hey made it three league wins on the bounce with a convincing 5-0 win away at second bottom Alsager Town.

The game began with end to end action, with a chance for Abbey falling from a Jordan Lazenbury cross, whereas at the other end a quick thinking block by defender Matthew Grimshaw was enough to deny Harry Sheridan testing young shot-stopper Joe Lawton.

The Abbey eventually took the lead on 36 minutes, courtesy of a Tom Murray strike. He drilled the ball home from the edge of the 18 yard box into the bottom left corner, following good hold-up play from Ben Halfacre to score his fifth goal of the season.

Three minutes later, the lead was doubled when Lazenbury got hold of the ball from just outside the six yard area, before firing low into the bottom-right corner to make it 2-0.

Half-time failed to stop Abbey Hey nor Lazenbury, who’s form looks to be back on the rise following a poor spell in front of goal. Five minutes into the second half he fired home on the rebound to make it 3-0 to Abbey Hey.

Murray also found his brace to make it 4-0 with just over 20 minutes to go, lashing a powerful shot beyond Alsager keeper Joseph Williams into the back of the net.

After scoring a hat-trick in midweek against St Martins, Jake Parker got in on the act to make it 5-0, slotting home a rebound from close-range to make it 5-0 and his fourth goal for the club in a week.

All three points came back to Greater Manchester and Abbey Hey will look to make it four wins on the bounce in the league on Tuesday evening, when they welcome fellow strugglers Barnton to the Abbey Stadium.

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