Brooks bags four as Shilbottle stay top

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SHILBOTTLE CW 7

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Shilbottle ran out comfortable winners of this encounter with opponents from the basement of the Division to maintain their position at the top of the table.

The Colliers were quickly into their stride and took the lead after only five minutes play when Liam Brooks shot home from a Josh Hay cross. Hay then doubled the advantage on 10 minutes when he capitalised on a good through ball from Matty Graham.

Graham then set up Brooks for a third on 15 minutes as the Colliers continued to over run their opponents. When Ryan Douglas lashed home for number four from the edge of the box on 20 minutes the game was as good as over.

A good through ball from Joe Henderson then set up Josh Hay for a good finish, and just before the break Hay completed his hat-trick when he struck a post but followed up quickly to net the rebound.

Shilbottle led by six at the interval and double figures looked on the cards but a combination of improvement from the visitors and an easing off by the Colliers contributed to a more even game in the second period.

A couple of good saves by Sean Straker in the home goal ensured a clean sheet for the Colliers and the only goal of the second half arrived on 75 minutes when Hay headed home a Liam Brooks cross.