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The dwmedia Stadium




Kirk Freeth



By Brian Bennett

Hebburn Town’s red hot striker Cedwyn Scott fired a four goal salvo as the Ebac Northern League leaders hit Ashington for six at The dwmedia Stadium on Tuesday night.

Scott’s finishing was exceptional and his quartet took his tally to 18 in eight games whilst it was clearly a night to forget for the Colliers who apart from having their skipper Curtis Coppen sent off short of the half way mark in the second half, conceded six at home for the first time in ten years. For the opening quarter hour, there was little in the contest with the best opportunity stemming from a Michael Richardson free kick which saw Louis Storey’s shot blocked on the line. Then it all changed with the in-form Scott netting twice in the space of seven minutes. His first goal was a sensational right footed effort from the right hand side which looped over ‘keeper Adam McHugh and inside the far stanchion and his second was a clinical finish at the near post as he turned in a cross from the left by Amar Purewal. Sandwiched in-between, Ashington had responded with Max Emmerson having a shot deflected to ‘keeper Mark Foden after a Paul Robinson free-kick. But the Hornets were looking sharper and cohesive as a unit and on the half hour it could have been three as Tom Potter narrowly failed to connect with a cross from the left by former Ashington defender Darren Lough. Either side of the interval, Richardson then Robbie Spence fired over but the action was fast and furious and after Purewal had missed a chance at the far post from a Richardson pass, the visitors got their third on the hour with Scott completing his hat-trick. McHugh did well to parry an effort by Potter but the ball fell straight at the feet of Scott who made no mistake hammering the ball into the roof of the net. Sixty seconds later, the Colliers reduced the arrears when Ben Harmison got the ball down and advanced before planting a great left footed finish from ten yards into the corner wide of Foden. But almost from kick-off Hebburn went down the other end and Scott added his fourth of the night with a right footer wide of McHugh. In the 64th minute, the home side were reduced to ten men when Coppen saw red following an off the ball incident with Scott but still the action continued with McHugh saving superbly to his right to deny Potter. However, a ruthless Hebburn side went nap with quarter of an hour remaining when substitute Olly Martin – who had only been on the field four minutes – cut inside and unleashed a shot which found the net between McHugh and the post. The Hornets cut Ashington apart again with Martin’s shot taking a deflection to go behind and from the resultant corner on the right, a thunderbolt by sub Carl Taylor was clawed away to safety by McHugh. There was no let up by the rampant visitors as Dan Groves jinked inside to see his left footer smack against the bar before Martin made it six, rifling the ball home after sub Tom Bramley – who replaced the injured Liam Gillesphey during the first period - lost possession

Ashington: McHugh, Tate, Gaffney, Emmerson, Coppen, Gillesphey (Bramley 32 minutes), Robinson (Slater 75 minutes), Luke (Ross 75 minutes), Harmison, Briggs, Salmon

Subs not used: Cowburn, Butler.


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