Seventh heaven for Carl after latest accolade

Carl Grimshaw scores one of his seven goals against Thornton Cleveleys
Carl Grimshaw scores one of his seven goals against Thornton Cleveleys
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Charnock Richard hot shot Carl Grimshaw single-handedly mauled bottom-of-the-table Thornton Cleveleys as the big striker scored all seven of the Mossie Park outfits goals on Saturday.

Andy Westwell’s romped home to a 7-2 victory against the Premier Division’s basement side and they found themselves 2-0 up after just 90 seconds.

Grimshaw continued to tear Thornton to pieces as he scored goals in the 36th and 44th minute before bagging a further three in the second half.

The impressive achievement takes Grimshaw’s tally to 26 goals this season and he is the first player to score seven goals for Charnock in the West Lancashire League.

Grimshaw has now scored 12 goals against Thornton this season and the sides meet again this Saturday with the Charnock forward eyeing more goals.

Thornton took the kick off and with only 23 seconds on the clock they fell behind.

Mark Woods fed David Burrows, he surged into the area before squaring to Grimshaw and he slid home open the scoring.

Thornton didn’t have time to regroup before conceding a second as Grimshaw exquisitely thundered a shot in from the edge-of-the-box.

The visitors were on the back foot but some neat spells of play saw them pull a goal back.

Jamie Sanderson gave away possession, Ross O’Farrell made rash challenge inside the area and stepping up to take the penalty was Sean Slater who comprehensively beat Gavin Bates.

The tempo of the game was being dictated by the visitors, and they drew level five minutes after the half hour.

O’Farrell again was the villain as he lunged in on the edge of box and Stu Dagger took the set piece which nestled in the corner.

The equaliser saw Charnock kick start into action and they immediately re-took the lead.

Andy Roberts fed Burrows, he laid the ball across the box and Grimshaw found the net with aid of the post.

The goal proved to be a turning point, as Charnock stepped it up another level.

Burrows missed a host of golden chances, but on the stroke of half time, Charnock found the net again.

Attacking full back Damian Dashti found Burrows in the centre of the box, his shot was partially blocked and from just a few yards out Grimshaw tapped home.

Charnock totally dominated the second half, Grimshaw scored five minutes after the half hour as he finished a Woods cross and he soon grabbed his sixth heading in a Spencer Bibby cross.

Bibby again was the provider for the seventh as Grimshaw thundered home from the 18 yard box.

Coppull United recorded an impressive victory over Eagley.

They fell behind in the 28th minute through Heath Ainscow but Jordan Wilson bagged an equaliser early in the second half. Four minutes after the hour Nathan Fairhurst scored the winner.