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Trafford 4 Radcliffe Borough 1
12:40pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in Sport
TRAFFORD eased to victory after an incredible start saw them storm into a 3-0 lead within the first six minutes.
After just three minutes Boro midfielder Jamie Baguley was adjudged to have fouled home full back Ally Brown and Michael Oates stepped forward to confidently drive the resultant penalty past James Coates.
Within a minute Shelton Payne stepped inside a defender and drove hard and low into the bottom corner from 20 yards to make it 2-0 and, amazingly, two minutes later Paul Ashton made a scorching run down the left and crossed for Payne to fire home and virtually put the game out of sight.
The onslaught continued with Payne and Ashton wreaking havoc on the flanks and in the 11th minute the former crossed for Will Ahern to fire in a shot that was saved at point blank range by Coates.
Payne then wasted a golden opportunity when he gifted possession to Boro with Trafford in a three attackers v one defender situation and Michael Oates broke clear but was denied by another brave block by the under-fire Coates.
Trafford struck their fourth just one minute before the interval when another great run by Ashton down the left wing ended with a neat pass inside that allowed Shelton Payne to net at the second attempt and complete a fine hat-trick.
The second half was a non-event with Trafford becoming rather casual in their approach and Boro looking dispirited and the visitors had to wait until the hour mark before they had their first attempt on goal when Lewis Chalmers struck a great drive from 20 yards that was brilliantly tipped over by Tom Read.
Martyn Andrews struck a thunderbolt from 30 yards just over and Michael Oates chipped onto the roof of the net as Trafford raised their game once more and they appealed in vain for a penalty in the 68th minute when Oates appeared to be pulled down by Lequan Esdaille.
James Coates parried a curling drive from Andrews before, in the 85th minute, Nia Bayunu tangled with Ben Wharton and the visitors were awarded a penalty that Matty Chadwick drove past Read and into the bottom corner.
The final whistle arrived to signal a comfortable victory for Garry Vaughan’s side and they will be hoping to build on this on Tuesday night when they entertain Burscough at Shawe View in an Evo Stik League Division One North fixture kicking off at 7.45pm.