Alnwick Town went goal-crazy as they smashed 10-man Stokesley Sports Club 5-1 in Northern League Division Two this afternoon.
A Stephen Hogg double and single efforts from Adam Shanks, Tom Macpherson and Keith Douglas gave Alnwick victory as the St James’ Park side extended their unbeaten run to three matches.
Shanks opened the scoring by converting a first-half penalty to give Alnwick a 1-0 lead at the break.
Macpherson increased the home side’s advantage with a header, before Stokesley pulled a goal back from the spot.
But that was as good as it got for the visitors as Alnwick powered to the finishline.
Hogg made it 3-1, before Stokesley had a man sent off.
Douglas then added Alnwick’s fourth with a quick free-kick and Hogg completed the rout.
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