Jacks hit four then must survive late comeback

AN early two goal lead saw Jacks on the way to three valuable league points.

With Whitworth on the attack, the ball was cut out by Paul Marrow and he launched it forward to Jonny Sutcliffe, whose first time looping shot from 30 yards caught the goalkeeper cold.

He made it two soon after with another fine strike from outside the 18-yard area, when a mix-up between the defenders and goalkeeper left them all out of position.

Sutcliffe took advantage and lofted the ball into the empty net from 25 yards out.

Left back Danny Birch then took a quick throw down the left, finding Marrow, who bundled his way through a couple of challenges.

The keeper came to claim the ball but did not get it under complete control and Marrow knocked it out of his grasp and into the net to make it three.

Jonny Causton, playing an unfamiliar role at centre half, had a superb game and it was he who started the move for the fourth goal.

He brought the ball forward out of defence and then passed to Ash Hignett, who held off the Whitworth defenders and managed to find the run of Danny Brown.

A good first touch ensured he could pick his spot and he fired home to put the home side comfortably ahead.

Jacks never make things easy for themselves, and Whitworth rallied and threatened a late comeback, but Jack’s stood firm to take the points with the 4-3 win.