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Darville brothers at the double as Richmond Town hit Boldon for six
3:57pm Friday 27th September 2013 in Sport
RICHMOND TOWN hit Boldon CA for six on Saturday.
There were two goals apiece for brothers Ben and Liam Darville, one for winger Scott Ryan and a perfectlyplaced free-kick right on the final whistle from last season’s top scorer, Kalumn Holbrook.
Town looked in a different class for most of the game, though an extraordinary last ten minutes almost flipped the game on its head.
Ryan opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a rightfoot shot which gave the keeper no chance.
Liam Darville should have made it two ten minutes later when one-on-one with the Boldon keeper, but his effort was tipped away for a corner.
He made amends two minutes later, however, with a blistering shot from just outside the area after good work from his brother Ben.
Liam’s second and Richmond’s third came on 34 minutes with a looping header into the top corner from a Sean Griffiths cross.
Only the Boldon keeper stopped Richmond scoring three or four more before the break.
Boldon got a goal back on 56 minutes when Chaplin made no mistake with his right foot.
But this just triggered another onslaught from Richmond.
In one goalmouth frenzy, four Richmond players had shots blocked and two hit the bar.
In the 74th minute, another good link-up between the Darville brothers saw Ben get his name on the score-sheet and the game seemed to be over at 4-1.
Then a scuffed clearance from Richmond captain Jason Newall saw Carroll pounce to make it 4-2, and minutes later a clumsy challenge gave Boldon a penalty for 4-3.
Suddenly, with two minutes to go, Boldon had the chance to force a draw.
But Richmond composed themselves, upped their game and scored two more goals in injury time. Ben Darville fired a shot in for his second, and with virtually the last kick of the game Richmond free-kick specialist Holbrook curled one in from outside the area.
A thoroughly entertaining match, this was Richmond’s sixth successive away win in the Wearside League. They attempt to make it seven at Jarrow tomorrow.
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