Morien hat-trick as Killingworth hit Town for six
KILLINGWORTH 6ALNWICK TOWN 2Malcolm Morien completed his hat-trick from the spot early in the second half but his first two goals early in the first half meant Alnwick were always chasing the game in the Alliance premier Division on Saturday.
Alnwick then looked to have controlled the threat and halved their deficit from Ryan Douglas’ free-kick, but three goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half put the game out of sight.
Killingworth haven’t lost in the league since mid-August and as expected began to take hold of possession. Walker and Graydon were dictating the game from deep with Alnwick allowing them the ball.
Lamb managed a cross from the right into Soulsby in the penalty area before he moved the ball forward onto Morien who placed the ball in from close range to open the scoring.
A couple of minutes later and Lamb’s second cross from a similar position went straight to Morien who directed the ball into the net from the centre of the box to double the advantage.
Alnwick went five at the back to try and tighten up,and as they went forward Stanwix found himself one on one with the ‘keeper but the forward dragged his shot wide.
Douglas’s free kick gave Town some hope, but minutes into the second half, Rhys Hogg fouled Sam Walton in the box to give Morien the perfect chance to complete his hat-trick from the spot.
Morien turned provider for Walton as the former’s cross from the right found Walton at the back who lofted his header over Mullen, back across goal and inside the right-hand post.
A costly 15 minutes for Alnwick was completed when Soulsby cut inside from the right onto his left foot before powering his shot inside the near post.
Stanwix’s determination to press Killingworth’s Scott, awarded him the ball in a one on one scenario which he took full advantage of, placing the ball in at the near post while the defender was forced off with an injury from the challenge by the Alnwick forward.
Alnwick were again chasing the game and reverted to a back four, but there was still one more goal in the game, Walton running down the left wing and managing to find the back of the net off the far post from a tight angle to complete what was a comfortable win for the home side.