Goal machine in full working order for Nelson

Lethal marksman: Peter Wright fires in his second goal at Eccleshall on Saturday
Lethal marksman: Peter Wright fires in his second goal at Eccleshall on Saturday

The Nelson goal machine shows no sign of slowing down, as the Blues hit another 12 goals in two games over the week.

On Saturday, Mark Fell’s side won 6-1 at Eccleshall, before earning a 6-0 victory at Oldham Borough on Monday night.

Peter Wright, having scored a hat-trick in the previous week’s 8-1 win over Widnes Vikings, bagged another treble at Eccleshall, and was narrowly denied a third successive matchball at Oldham - although his conslation was taking his tally for the season to 30.

On Saturday, Nelson were ahead after seven minutes when Wright was bundled over in the area, and he took the spot kick himself.

Three minutes later the home side levelled when James Marrow took advantage of a large gap in the Blues defence to beat Ben Woodhead.

Wright restored Nelson’s lead on 20 minutes when he wriggled through and beat the keeper with a crisp left-foot shot.

Liam Boswell, re-signed ahead of the game, then combined with Joe O’Neill to set up Wright for his hat-trick, beating the keeper by his left-hand post.

After the break, Robert Grimes thumped in a left-foot shot from distance to make it 4-1, and Grimes later added the fifth from a pull back from Boswell.

Substitute Joe O’Neill popped upto round off the scoring.

Two days later, Fell made changes, with Burnley youth team full back Charlie Holt, signed on a month’s loan, coming into the side, while Lydon Hodgkiss, Jake Lloyd and Ed O’Neill were recalled.

O’Neill opened the scoring on eight minutes, lobbing the keeper from 30 yards.

And it was 2-0 on 15 minutes as Wright finished off a fine three-man move.

Wright then turned provider as he broke down the left and his drilled cross was turned in by Matt O’Neill.

Skipper Grimes added a trademark strike to put the Blues in complete control.

And just before half-time, Wright, surrounded by three defenders, showed great skill to beat Tom Elford with a left-foot shot.

Playing up the slope after the break, the Blues were unable to add to the score until late on when substitute Jonny Hession was teed up by Matt O’Neill to make it 6-0, taking Nelson to 112 league goals for the season.

The wins left the Blues 12 points clear of Formby.

Tomorrow, Nelson travel to face Ashton Town, kick-off 3 p.m.