Rejuvenated LINBY COLLIERY WELFARE are in dreamland after an unprecedented week to treasure.
As if hammering local-derby rivals, HUCKNALL TOWN, 4-0 last Saturday was not enough, Linby re-appeared on Tuesday night to score TEN!
And what’s more, the landslide win over Real United lifted them, temporarily, to the top of the Central Midlands League, South Division table!
Dave Marlow’s side have now won as many games this season as they did in the whole of 2013/14. And it can be no concidence that they have unearthed a strike partnership that is proving deadly.
Young Joe Butler netted seven of the goals that ripped apart Real. While Matt M urphy plundered a hat-trick to stun Town, taking his tally for the club to exactly 100 in just over four seasons.
Linby’s thumping of Town was wholly unexpected, given that they themselves had lost 3-0 to Hucknall Rolls Leisure five days earlier, two days after Rolls had been licked 5-1 by The Yellows!
Make of that what you will! Town boss Andy Graves pointed to woeful defending by his side,. which helped Linby score three picture-book goals in an 11- minute spell in the first half.
But Linby were thrilled by their display, especially as they fielded FIVE 18-year-olds in their line-up.
Murphy curled home the opener from the edge of the area. And after Mason Frizelle had hit the bar, Ruban Mitchell slotted home number two after an angled shot from Butler had been parried by goalkeeper James Beddingham.
The best goal of the lot, on 29, effectively sealed Town’s fate as Murphy turned to strike a peach of s shot from just outside the box.
As The Yellows tried to huff and puff their way back into the game, wideman Elliott Pit was twice foiled by brilliant saves from ‘keeper Luca Rocco.
But Linby remained solid at the back and full of running in midfield. And they added a fourth goal two minutes from the end when Murphy shot across Beddingham to complete his treble after good work by substitutes Ben Samuels and Kaylum Mitchell.