The Price is right for cup-happy Linby

A HAT-trick from Luke Price.
A HAT-trick from Luke Price.

Top scorer Luke Price helped himself to a hat-trick as LINBY COLLIERY WELFARE RESERVES strolled into the Third Round (last 16) of the Notts FA Saturday Junior County Cup.

Entertaining Rushcliffe Dynamo, who play in Division One of the Notts Amateur Alliance, Linby controlled the tie after Price had fired home the opening goal from ten yards in the 15th minute.

Price doubled the lead on the half-hour mark, breaking clear to calmly lob the ‘keeper from the edge of the area. And although poor marking allowed Liam Wilson to pull one back for Rushcliffe, Linby were soon on top again.

Talented veteran Darren Dickens marked his return to the club with a goal on 65, beating the offside trap to slot home a one-on-one. And the victory was completed 11 minutes from the end when a shot by Price deflected off a defender to beat the ‘keeper at his near post and wrap up the striker’s treble.

LINBY RESERVES LINE-UP -- Guyatt/ Dickens, O’Neill, Paterson A., Rocco G., Savage, Bernard J., Murray, Niblett C., Potter, Price.