Hanley Town 6-1 Wolverhampton Casuals: Match Report

By Jack Danby

Hanley Town hit Wolverhampton Casuals for six on Tuesday night as they went 14 games unbeaten at the top of the Midland Premier Division.

Reece Jones opened the scoring for Hanley in the 22nd minute after he was found in space by Aaron Cole’s cross to tuck his effort into the bottom corner.

The visitors drew level on the half-hour mark, as Kienan Palmer reacted first and prodded in from close range.

Hanley retook the lead three minutes before the break, as dangerous crosses by Jake Avery and Jones resulted in a defender putting the ball in his own net.

Chris Dagnall extended the deficit in the 64th minute, he calmly rolled a penalty down the middle after Avery was brought down in the area.

The league leaders added a fourth with four minutes to play when Kyle Stubbs was able to get his head onto Josh Green’s corner to score.

Carl Dickinson made it five in the final minute of normal time, he was laid off by Avery to fire his strike into the bottom corner.

Just a minute later the rout was completed, Dickinson repaid the favour to Avery, who cut in and slotted his effort in at the near post.

Player-manager Dickinson told the Club’s media that he was pleased with his side’s firepower in front of goal.

He said: “I think the way we pressed them at times was very good and that is why we got the goals.

“It is another good win at home, a good amount of goals, and it keeps us top of the league.”

Hanley turn their attention to the FA Vase on Saturday, as they make the short trip to Sandbach United for a second-round tie.