Richmond Town 6 Annfield Plain 1

RICHMOND Town brushed aside a sorry looking Annfield Plain at Earls Orchard in a game that was effectively all over with only fifteen minutes played.

Town were led onto the pitch before the game by Jack Brotton, a twelve year old boy with a congenital heart disease who the club and Kalumn Holbrook in particular have been raising money for recently, and with just over a minute played were ahead through Scott Ryan. Plainsman's keeper Andrew Gowland unable to keep the strike out despite getting a hand to the ball. Chris Pattison fired into the bottom corner after a lovely touch to bring the ball under control in the eighth minute before Dylan Wardale, making his debut in his second spell for the club fired across goal and into the bottom corner to make it three with only a quarter of an hour played. A quickly taken Holbrook free kick after thirty one minutes caught out the visitors, his pass to Ryan who scored a fourth at the second attempt before Holbrook himself added a fifth from the penalty spot just before the break.

The sizable crowd were hoping to see a lot more goals in the second half but despite having most of the possession and creating a number of chances, Richmond lacked the quality shown in the opening period and had to wait until the seventy sixth minute before adding to the score. Substitute Shaun Smith making no mistake after intercepting Liam Dixon's pass across the Annfield Plain box. Disappointingly for Richmond, they were unable to keep a clean sheet when in added on time Dixon curled a brilliant free kick past Adam Cunningham.

Richmond are back in league action this Saturday with an away game at Hartlepool FC. Kick off is at 2.30pm.