High five for Reds in win over Prescot

Colne striker Matty Beadle netted twice in the victory over Prescot Cables
Colne striker Matty Beadle netted twice in the victory over Prescot Cables
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Colne found the winning formula - ending a run of three defeats - with a five goal romp against Prescot Cables at the Holt House Stadium.

The Reds took the lead on the quarter-of-an-hour mark when Jay Hart provided a perfect cross for Matty Beadle to knock home at the near post.

And just three minutes later, Beadle won a penalty for Colne when his shot was handled in the area. New signing Mark Ayres, who joined from Atherton Collieries, fired home the spot kick to double Colne’s lead.

The Reds pressed home their advantage and increased their lead after 34 minutes when a long throw by Lee Pugh created the danger and Beadle thumped the ball in to the net after Ben Hoskin’s initial effort was blocked.

On the stroke of half time, Prescot pulled a goal back when Josh Nicholson slipped through the Reds defence and forced the ball past Tony Aghayere.

But Colne soon restored their advantage when Nathan Bond fired an unstoppable piledriver into the roof of the net less than a minute into the second half to make it 4-1.

As Cables again looked to reduce the deficit, Rob Doran saw his shot deflected over the top of the crossbar and James Edgar pulled his shot across the face of goal when well positioned inside the area.

Dom Craig saw his shot come back off the post as the hosts continued to dominate and Beadle was denied his hat-trick after failing to convert when through on goal.

With full time approaching, Adam Morning looked poised to score as he forced his way into the area but only found the side-netting with his shot as the keeper narrowed the angle.

However, Craig rounded off the scoring deep into added time when rounding the keeper and slotting in to an empty net.

Tomorrow, Colne entertain Trafford FC in the preliminary round of the FA Trophy (kick off 3 p.m.).