Another Hallahan hat-trick as Woodhouse go 12 points clear

Callum Hallinan nets his third for Woodhouse
Callum Hallinan nets his third for Woodhouse

NEW striker Callum Hallahan chalked up his fourth hat trick of the season as Woodhouse strolled to victory.

It put them 12 points clear at the top of Division Two.

They stroked six past the team who had been in second place until this defeat,

Even so manager Simon Randles was not completely satisfied because the opposition scored.

“I think we should have scored more, but I was very happy until we conceded,” he said.

But his players performed well, particularly in the first half, getting four goals before the break.

Hallahan opened the scoring after eight minutes, latching on to a through ball from Mark Walters, turning and hitting it low into the corner.

Five minutes later he was on hand to turn in a ball from Stuart Parnell.

Fellow striker Oliver Wood got in on the act next running through, drawing the keeper and finishing well.

Hallahan completed his hat trick by putting away a penalty just before the break.

In the second half Wood was through again, but squared it unselfishly for Terry Lowe to run on and hammer it home.

After 75 minutes a flowing move was completed as Mathew Town put Walters through to score.

Three minutes later a mix-up in the Woodhouse defence allowed a visiting forward to get the ball and lob the goalkeeper for a consolation goal.

Next week unbeaten Woodhouse face a tough task away at Dicken Green.

l TODMORDEN’S other Sunday League club Royal George continued their improvement of last season and moved to a secure mid-table position in Division three with a 5 - 1 home victory over Cartshaft.

Jackson Sutcliffe (2), Jonny Sutcliffe (2) and G.Lawrence got the goals.