Town end miserable run with crushing win over Stockport

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Barnoldswick Town ended a run of 12 games without a win in style on Saturday with a 5-0 demolition of relegation rivals Stockport Sports.

Town deservedly went ahead after 24 minutes, Joel Melia weaving his way into the Stockport penalty area and striking a shot against the foot of Matt Green’s left hand post, before making no mistake with the rebound.

Barnoldswick could and should have added to their lead before the break, and would have wondered whether they would rue their missed chances.

But the second half started as it had finished with Town pressing.

Stockport also had a couple of chances, before Town finally got their second goal with 15 minutes remaining.

Harry Thompson put over a pin-point cross, and Chris Ridehalgh headed forcefully home from four yards out.

The last seven minutes of the match saw a bombardment on the Stockport goal.

Jake McEneaney scored with a blistering shot from an acute angle, before Beckwith saw his shot saved by the legs of Green, with Thompson rifling a shot low into the net.

A minute later Scott Byrom’s shot from the edge of the area hit the bar and bounced down, and substitue John Beckwith was the first to react to easily score.

Town are at Ashton Athletic tomorrow, kick-off 3 p.m.