Deadly Grimshaw’s the hat-trick hero

Carl Grimshaw scores his second goal against Slyne with Hest
Carl Grimshaw scores his second goal against Slyne with Hest
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Goal machine Carl Grimshaw scored a fine hat-trick as Premier Division champions Charnock Richard ran out 3-2 winners against Slyne with Hest.

Charnock, who are undefeated since November, opened the scoring in the 25th minute through Grimshaw.

Their lead was extended by the big striker in the 70th minute before Josh Wardle reduced the deficit 10 minutes from time.

Grimshaw completed his hat-trick five minutes from time although Liam Breslan made for a nervy finish by scoring in the 88th minute.

Charnock defender Ross O’Farrell also saw red late on for a second bookable offence.

Early on, Ben Price denied David Burrows while Craig Banks fluffed a header midway through the second half.

Gavin Bates comfortably saved a Tom Entwistle

free-kick, before Charnock took the lead as Grimshaw finished well from a Damian Dashti cross.

Slyne came out in the second half full of confidence and Bates was first to be tested, pushing wide a shot from inside the box.

Mark Woods had a header cleared off the line, while Grimshaw blazed a free-kick over the top.

Ryan Elderton headed wide of goal for Slyne before Charnock doubled their lead as Grimshaw prodded home after Price dropped a high cross.

Wardle pulled a goal back stabbing home after a corner hit the bar and then O’Farrell was given his marching orders after a confrontation on the goal-line.

Grimshaw put daylight between the sides as he completed his hat-trick converting Danny Nolan’s cross.

Late on, Breslan reduced the arrears by scoring in the six-yard box, as the Charnock defence failed to deal with another excellent Slyne high cross.