The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 17th September 2011
....action – and both won on Saturday.
Skelmersdale United moved a point clear at the top after winning 3-0 at managerless Durham City.
It was a good afternoon for Skem`s new signing Matt Walwyn, who opened the scoring right on half-time and then added a second on 67 minutes, with Shaun Tuck making it 3-0 with 13 minutes remaining.
Curzon Ashton are second after winning 4-1 at the Tameside Stadium against Prescot Cables.
Matthew Kay went one better than Walwyn, netting a second half hat-trick after Matt Purcell had given the home side an 11th minute lead.
Kay`s first made it 2-0 in the 71st minute, but Ashley Ruane reduced the deficit a minute later, only for Kay to go on and complete his triple in the 80th and 90th minute.
Farsley FC moved into sixth place after another comprehensive win, this time 5-o at Throstle Nest against Yorkshire neighbours Ossett Albion, who remain bottom.
Ben Jones gave the hosts a 7th minute lead that Ryan Watson added to after 26 minutes.
The two goals in 3 minutes from Watson and Steve Mallory made it virtually game over before half-time.
As often happens with a scoreline like that, the second period was something of an anti-climax, with Gareth Grant`s stoppage time fifth being the only addition.
The other game in the division on Saturday saw Mossley beat neighbours Salford City 2-1 at Seel Park with goals from on-loan Cameron Darkwah after 8 minutes and Danny Queeley in the 15th – Adam Morning replying on 33 minutes for the visitors.