Cool Collier slots four past Preston in easy win

Mark Collier for Leyland Foxes
Mark Collier for Leyland Foxes

Leyland and Chorley ran out comfortable winners in a 9-0 rout away at Preston fifths.

The win makes it six points from a possible six for Leyland and Chorley after yet another convincing victory two weeks ago against Blackburn Northern seconds.

Leyland currently sit top of the Barrington Sports Division five North North league.

The away side could and should have taken an early lead after having a host of glorious opportunities.

But Leyland and Chorley nearly found themselves behind as an unmarked Preston attacker was left astray at the back post but he somehow managed to miss the target.

With the scores level a devastating 10-minute spell prior to half time all but sealed the points for Leyland and Chorley.

Forwards Mark Collier and Craig Wilson both bagged a brace each which saw the away side lead 4-0 at the half time break.

Collier’s first came after excellent work down the right hand side from Gallacher and Willett.

After smart play, Willett found Bunyon who squared it to Collier and he made no mistake in slotting past the scrambling goalkeeper.

Collier grabbed his and Leyland’s second after again smart work in the middle of the field saw a simple tap in at the back post.

Gallacher was proving the architect as a smart pull back found Wilson who finished easily.

With Preston heads hanging it was soon 4-0 after more smart passing Wilson fired home and it was a welcomed whistle from the umpire who blew for the half time break.

Leyland and Chorley continued where they left off in the second half.

Collier completed his hat-trick one minute into the second half and Preston had no answer to the slick Leyland passing.

Gallacher grabbed a deserved goal with a fine strike after sprinting past the tiring Preston defenders.

Bunyon then chipped in with two goals to make it 8-0 before Collier completed the scoring and to round off proceedings and an excellent team performance.

The second team had a tough day losing 8-1 against Springfield first team.

Neil McManus grabbed the only goal in a tough day at the office for the second team against one of the much stronger sides in the league.

The Leyland and Chorley third team made their first ever outing and the game against Golborne thirds proved to be a dream start.

The home side ran out 7-2 winners in a dominant performance which left everyone at the club delighted with the win for the newly-formed team.

Stuart Clewlow only playing in his second game grabbed four goals and two assists in a man-of-the-match performance.

Adrian Thornton grabbed himself a hat-trick whilst Terry Fredericks dominated in defence.

Leyland dominated proceedings throughout with a side full of youth and experience. When the final whistle was blown, the home side celebrated wildly.