Eccleshall 0-7 Hanley Town

Hanley Town cruised to a 7-0 victory in the FA Vase with Kie Brown netting his third hat-trick in a Hanley shirt, with the other goals coming from Dan Needham, Tom Ashton, Nathan Okome and Joe Thompson. 

In a scrappy first half it didn’t take long for Hanley to break the deadlock when Okome played a perfectly weighted through ball to put Brown in one on one where he fired into the net. 

With both keepers making saves throughout the half it took until the 40th minute for Hanley to double their lead. 

Callum Feeney played a lovely ball forward to find Dan Needham who cut inside and produced a lovely finish into the roof of the net. 

After Half Time Hanley started brightly producing a number of good saves from the Eccleshall ‘keeper. 

Hanley added a third when Kyle Stubbs found himself in the Eccleshall area, firing a shot towards goal with the final touch coming of Kie Brown for his second of the game. 

Straight from Kickoff Hanley won the ball back and a lovely pass forward found it’s way the Kie Browns’ feet who swept the ball into the back of the net for his hat trick. 

Hanley weren’t finished there when again we caused trouble down the left hand side to find Tom Ashton in the area who riffled the ball past the ‘keeper for our fifth. 

Two minutes later Hanley added the sixth of the game when a lovely free kick routine found its way to Tom Ashton who squared the ball to Nathan Okome to provide the finish for his second of the season. 

Right on the full time whistle Hanley added their final goal of the game when the ball found its way to Joe Thompson in the area who cut inside of his man and curled the ball into the far right corner. 

Hanley face Deeping Rangers in the next round of the FA Vase. 

Hanley Town 2-0 Northwich Victoria

Kie Brown, scored his first league goal for the club as Hanley Town get their first league victory at Potteries Park.

Lovely goals from Kie Brown and Kyle Stubbs secures Hanley Town with all 3 points against a good and composed Northwich Victoria side.

The first half was very even with the away side creating a lot of chances and causing havoc on the counter attack.

Both teams were trying to break the deadlock keeping both teams goalkeepers busy

However, Kie Brown comes up with the goods when Tim Sanders clipped the ball into Brown’s chest who riffled into the net to put Hanley 1-0 up going into the break

The second half was more of the same with both teams trying to get something out of the game

Lovely build up play from Hanley puts Tom Ashton through and with good foot work and a class back heel sets Kyle Stubbs up on the edge of the box who slots it into the bottom corner putting Hanley two goals a drift going into the last 20 mins.

The last ten were scrappy with Hanley trying their best to secure the 3 points, both teams flying in with big tackles.

However Hanley gets all 3 points and they get their first win of the season and keeps the unbeaten streak alive

Overall Kie Browns composure and Kyle Stubbs’s driven shot was the difference on the night as both teams put up a good fight.

Good defending from Hanley is the difference in the sides with Josh Beaumont and Jake Langdridge putting some solid interceptions and tackles showing their class ahead of the long season.

HANLEY TOWN 3-2 REDDITCH UNITED MATCH REPORT

Hanley Town’s remarkable cup run continues as they beat Redditch United 3-2 thanks to a late Ricardo Fuller penalty.

In a game that saw a half- time sending off, two comebacks and an 86th minute penalty, it was Hanley that progressed into the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

After a very scrappy start the the game, it took until the 42nd minute for the deadlock to be broken when Hanley took the lead.

A long pass forward was matched with a lovely flick up by Tim Sanders to find Kie Brown, who turned and hit the ball on the half volley, with it whistling past the out stretched ‘keeper to find the top corner.

Just after the half-time whistle had blown, Redditch United’s Jack Storer saw red after an altercation in the changing room area, leaving the visitors down to 10 men.

In the second-half, despite being a man down, the visitors started brightly as they were awarded a penalty after a clash in the area – up stepped Thomas Rankin who levelled the game.

The visitors were then knocking on the door for the comeback to be completed, and it was when a free kick on the edge of the box saw Brandon Horton curl the ball into the back of the net.

After this, manager Mick Morton decided to bring on Brian Barton and Ricardo Fuller for some added fire-power up-front.

In the 82nd minute, this substitution paid off as the two combined neatly in the box for the ball to fall to Barton, who supplied a lovely finish into the bottom left corner to level the game.

With the game looking like it was going to penalties, the ball yet again wound up at Barton’s feet inside the visitor’s 18-yard box and a push in the back saw Hanley awarded a late penalty to win the game.

Ricardo Fuller picked up the ball, with the fans behind the goal waiting in anticipation as he ran up and calmly stroked the ball into the bottom corner sending the goal keeper the wrong way and winning the tie for Hanley Town.

The draw for the second qualifying round will take place on Friday 25th September.