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Town end barren run with seven-goal barrage
9:56am Monday 22nd October 2012 in Sport
Warrington Town 7 Goole Town 2
TOWN ended their recent run of poor form with a seven goal demolition of a struggling Goole Town.
Following several weeks without a win manager Shaun Reid will be delighted with the emphatic nature of the victory, which returns the Yellows to the top half of the Evo-Stik Division One North table.
Reid introduced Allan Collins back into the starting line up following his recent return to the club from Colwyn Bay and handed a debut to Phil Doran, who has joined the club on his return from Australia.
It was apparent early on that Town would be in control when they created chances that Ash Ruane and Michael Reid could not convert, misses that they would soon regret after the visitors went ahead against the run of play.
It followed a mistake from the usually solid Town keeper Andy Robertson, who sliced his clearance to the nearby Goole striker Callum Russell and watched as the ball was slotted home from close range.
Town were suddenly looking shaky at the back, with Goole centre half Sam Liversidge heading over from close range not long after.
After this let off Town once again began to regain control of proceedings, with centre half Jay McCarten seeing his powerful effort tipped over by Goole keeper Adam Reid.
With half time fast approaching Allan Collins was next to test Reid and his close range effort forced a fine save.
Just as it looked like the visitors were going into half time with a lead, Town were awarded a penalty when Collins was pulled over by Liversedge.
Midfielder Luke Holden stepped up to send Reid the wrong way and equalise for Town.
Whatever was said by Shaun Reid at half time, it had the desired effect.
Town immediately started to dominate after the break, Holden seeing his shot well saved by Reid at his near post.
But it was not until the game reached 65 minutes that the hosts took a deserved lead, when Collins rose well to head home Phil Davies' sumptuous cross.
This was the straw that broke the camel’s back, as the chances and goals began to come at regular intervals for the Yellows from that point on.
Collins twice forced Reid to save well before centre back Jay McCarten got his first ever goal for Town when heading home unmarked from close range.
Just four minutes later Town scored a fourth goal, substitute Phil Mooney picking up the ball in the area before curling his shot beyond his defender and past an unsighted Reid from 12 yards.
With seven minutes left the visitors pulled a goal back when Bill Law capitalised on a parried shot to roll the ball into the empty net, but that was to be as good as it got for the visitors.
A tremendous three-goal spell in the final five minutes capped off a remarkable match, Mooney reacting first to finish Mike Reid's excellent cushioned header from close range, before the same player completed his hat-trick when slamming home Doran’s cross to make it 6-2.
Unbelievably there was still time for a seventh goal, Collins capping his third debut for the club with a second goal and a man of the match performance.
Town: Robertson, Davies, Phil Doran (d), Dogan, Flynn, McCarten, Shipton (Holden, 29), Ruane (McEvilly, 77), Allan Collins (d), Porter (Mooney, 59), M Reid.