1:26pm Friday 20th September 2013
A SUPERB hat-trick from the returning Colin Anderson was enough to give Northallerton Town a comfortable victory from a rather scrappy encounter at struggling Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.
On an awful pitch, Town started well and with Chris Dickinson and Anderson linking well, it was no real surprise when Peter Mulcaster’s side went in front after just eight minutes.
Dickinson sent Anderson clear down the right, and the winger cut inside full back Leigh Shickle before curling home with his left foot.
Town doubled their lead ten minutes before the break.
Dickinson sent Anderson clear again with a carbon copy of the move that led to the opening goal, but keeper Nairn was able to tip over the top.
However, the resulting corner, whipped in from the right by Gav Parkin, was met with a powerful header from 12 yards by Anderson that gave the Albion keeper no chance.
Town added a third in the 64th minute with Dickinson providing another superb pass inside Shickle, and Anderson was on to it like a flash to fire past Nairn with his right foot.
But a match that had not seen a bad tackle of note, and had been superbly refereed by Rebecca Welch, ended in untidy fashion.
A 50-50 clash on halfway between Darren Kokes and Ryton substitute Andrew Peacock left the Albion man with a suspected broken rib and in the aftermath, home midfielder Osiama Davidson was shown a straight red card for a push on Smurthwaite.
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