Mannering treble sinks Hinderwell

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After a run of defeats, both sides were eager to find some goalscoring form.

The first half was well contested by both sides with few scoring opportunities.

Hinderwell battled hard in midfield to win the ball, Ayton had good approach play but could not create any real chances to score.

The game came alight in the second half - Hinderwell opened the scoring just after the break when Gary Marsey made a solo run through the heart of the defence to hit a well-placed shot past Molloy.

Ayton came back strongly and Hindson hit a dipping shot from a narrow angle that required Dan Burton to make a fingertip save to push the ball over the bar. Going a goal down seemed to inspire Ayton to attack.

Dan Burton made three point-blank saves, but when the ball fell for Tom Mannering he managed to get his shot wide of the keeper to bring Ayton level.

Ayton were playing with more freedom and begun to pass the ball well. Jack Suggett played a great ball over the top of the defence perfectly for Tom Mannering to collect in his stride, and place his shot past Burton.

A free kick for Ayton on the edge of the penalty area was well flighted by Hindson over the wall into the bottom corner and to finish a match-winning performance, Tom Mannering completed his hat-trick when he found himself unmarked on the wing, firing another rasping shot past the keeper. Hinderwell had a late rally, hitting a post, but were unable to find the battling performance they had shown in the first half.

Great Ayton 4 Hinderwell 1