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Football: Brown treble in Kirkbymoorside’s super six hit
3:15pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in Sport
A hat-trick from Johnny Brown helped Kirkbymoorside to a convincing 6-2 victory over mid-table Ashbrooke Belford House – as the Moorsiders finally reaped the rewards for their fluent brand of football with a dominating display.
Two goals from Sarjo Cham and one from Nathan James completed the scoring, as sloppy defending just before half-time proved to be the only blip in what was an otherwise sterling performance from the home side.
Kirkby were gifted the opening goal after three minutes when a blunder from Ashbrooke ’keeper Brett Wilson saw Cham get the first of his brace.
Cham looked for Nathan James with a ball from the halfway line but overhit his pass. Wilson came to gather but slipped and could only watch in horror as the ball bounced over him and nestled into the bottom corner.
Although they were lucky with the goal, Kirkbymoorside deserved to be ahead, and they continued to dominate proceedings, with Tom Ellis, Daman Cox and Brown all forcing saves out of Wilson.
They doubled their lead after 27 minutes, when Cox laid the ball back to Cham, who curled in his second of the game from the edge of the area.
It was 3-0 just three minutes later, as Henry Kwami produced a great run down the left and cut back for Brown to calm turn and place a right-foot shot in from 10 yards out.
Kirkby had chances to increase their advantage before poor defending in first-half stoppage time allowed Asbrooke two goals and a foothold back in the game.
Firstly, Martin Deacon went beyond a flat back line and easily beat Aaron Rivis in the Kirkby goal before Andrews got a second moments later when he turned home a ball that was allowed to travel across the area from the right.
It didn’t take long for the Moorsiders to restore their three-goal advantage in the second half however. Brown picked up his second with a left-foot strike before turning provider as he played in James, whose neat chip beat the advancing Wilson.
Brown completed a ‘perfect’ hat-trick in the 79th minute, heading in a deep Cox corner to round off the scoring at 6-2.
With a four-goal cushion the Moorsiders eased up and allowed the visitors into the game towards the end. Although Andrews and Wharton both drew saves from Rivis, Belford House never looked in danger of scoring and Kirkby secured an important three points after a difficult start to the season.