MAINE ROAD 1 v 3 VAUXHALL MOTORS
Vauxhall Motors returned to winning ways at Brantingham Road on Monday evening with their fifth league victory in six games, with a comprehensive win over hosts Maine Road.
The Motormen began purposefully and almost took the lead inside two minutes when George Hassell was denied by the home keeper Alex Fowell. Maine Road responded with a couple of decent efforts, Motors keeper Kristofer Leigh palming away one shot before the visitors took the lead on 17 minutes.
Joe Brandon played a neat one-two with Danny Cross on the edge of the area and the former finished well, netting off the inside of the near post. Just three minutes later it was 2-0 when Dave Webb curled home a superb free kick from fully 22 yards on the left side of the penalty box, having been fouled himself from behind in the first place.
The two-goal advantage did not last long however, as Maine Road pulled a goal back four minutes later, when Tom Keyworth latched on to a decent through ball and squeezed the ball beyond the reach of the out-rushing Leigh. After the break, it was almost one-way traffic towards the home goal. Brandon and Ben Holmes both went close but the result was not put beyond the hosts until the 86th minute, when a surging run by the impressive Webb, saw him fouled inside the area and the same player stepped forward to convert the resultant penalty, to round off a great victory.
Vauxhall: Leigh, Scarisbrick, Drummond (Scumacker 61), Carlin, Mitchell, Cooper, Cross (Quinn 84), Webb, Hassell, Holmes (Mason 88), Brandon.