Stalybridge Celtic 1 Vauxhall Motors 4
STRIKER Obi Anorou scored one and set up the other three as the Motormen produced an emphatic victory at Bower Fold on Tuesday.
It looked as if it would be goalless at half-time but on 44 minutes Rob Marsh-Evans brought down Celtic’s Connor Jennings with a rash challenge. However keeper Scott Tynan produced a great save from Jody Banim’s penalty.
But that wasn’t enough to keep things level at the break, as just a minute later Marsh-Evans’s alleged handball had the referee pointing to the spot again. Banim made no mistake this time.
Vauxhall were back in the game just three minutes after the restart when Anorou’s cross forced Lequan Estdaille to put the ball into his own net.
The Motormen then grew in confidence and from here on it was one way traffic. They took the lead on 65 minutes when Egerton released new signing Neil Prince on the left wing who pulled the ball back for Anorou who made no mistake.
On 75 minutes, it was 3-1 after some great build up play found Josh Wilson who calmly slotted the ball past Jan Budtz to make the points safe.
Five minutes from time and the goal of the night was set up by the impressive Anorou who outpaced his marker on the right wing and squared the ball to Prince who slotted the ball past Budtz.
Vauxhall: Tynan, Noone (Mboa), Dames, Taylor, Marsh-Evans, Hannigan, Prince, Moogan, Anorou (Wright), Wilson, Grice (Egerton). Subs: Smith, Nixon. Attendance: 390
Worcester came away from Rivacre Park with a 3-2 win on Saturday.
Josh Wilson gave the hosts an early lead, but Kevin O’Connor and Mark Danks (2) put Worcester in command before half time. Brian Moogan cut the deficit with a second-half penalty.
The Motormen welcome Guiseley to Rivacre Park this Saturday.