Biggest away win of season for Earby FC

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Gargrave 1, Earby Town 6

Earby recorded their biggest away win of the season at Gargrave.

On a bobbly pitch, not suited to a passing game, Town were just to strong for their hosts as they raced into a three-goal lead inside 20 minutes.

Left back Danny Manson opening the scoring when he fired home after the ball fell to him from a corner.

Matt Nutter got the second when a mis-kick put him through on goal and he made no mistake with only the keeper to beat.

Damon Whelan then cut inside from the right wing and cracked one into the top corner from 25 yards out.

Gargrave pulled one back, before Marcus Singleton made it 4-1 on 40 minutes from a corner, when he knocked in a loose ball.

The hosts upped their game in the second half, but they could not find a way through the Earby defence.

The closest they came was when Manson’s outstretched foot sent the ball goalwards, but Derek Proud tipped it round the post at full stretch.

Just after the hour, Whelan crossed to Paul Oldroyd at the back post and he squared to the unmarked Nutter, who slotted home from close range.

Earby got their sixth late on when a low Oldroyd cross from the right was tapped in by substitute James Holmes.

Earby will look for more of the same tomorrow at home to Gargrave in the Craven League First Division Cup, sponsor Earby Clarets.