FOOTBALL: Fazackerley is star of Barkestone rout

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Newark Alliance

Division One

Barkestone le Vale 7

Rose and Crown 1

Barkestone turned in a splendid first half performance to go in 5-0 up at the break.

The first goal came from good build up play from Garner, who found Fazackerley, who in turn played a great ball inside the full back for Coleman to finish first time. The second was a thunde bolt from Jo Lee from 25 yards that flew into the top corner.

Garner then intercepted a back pass, to neatly round the keeper and roll the ball home for the third. Great work from Thomson down the left hassling the full back, led to the ball falling to Garner on the edge of the box. He unleashed a crisp strike into the far corner of the net for his second of the game.

Just before half time, it was a perfectly delivered corner from Thomson that saw Hutchinson rise highest to power a tremendous header home for Barkestone’s fifth.

In the second half, the visitors struggled to maintain the tempo and their passing and movement was not as sharp. Indeed it was Rose and Crown who pulled a goal back with a simple tap-in at the back post from a left wing cross.

But it was not long before normal service was resumed. A throw-in on the right, two or three quick passes and man-of-the-match Simon Hollingsworth found space just inside the box to finish neatly into the top corner.

The best was yet to come, with Lee Fazackerley scoring the goal of the season. A ball cleared out of the opposition box was dropping from the sky. Fazackerley made contact with a perfectly struck first time volley which crashed into the back of the net, giving the keeper no chance.

Barkestone missed several more opportunities to add to the scoreline in another impressive performance.