Michael Blythen’s hat-trick helped Hallam to a 5-1 victory over Rossington Main on Wednesday night as manager Ryan Hindley celebrated one year at the helm in style.
The visitors, who were reduced to ten men in the second half, had started stronglyand took an early lead when Ben Hunter converted from the spot after being tripped in the area.
However, Josh Statham restored parity before the break and a Hallam victory rarely looked in doubt as Blythen scored three times in 21 minutes before Brodie Cooper completed the rout late on.
The result was a fitting way to celebrate a year under the management of Hindley, who has transformed the club’s fortunes, and sets up an exciting game between second-placed Hallam and 3rd-placed Hemsworth Miners Welfare on Non-League Day at the weekend.
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Line-up: Darwent, Simpson, Statham, Muloolly, Nolan, Whittaker, Preece, Cooper, Blythen, Turner, Pemberton
Subs: B Cooper, Cardwell, Barnsley, Birds, Kokot
Scorers: Statham ’36, Blythen ’46 ’63 (pen) ’67, B Cooper ’75
Rossington Main (1)
Line-up: Leese, Blunt, Billam, Johnson, Woodhall, Cooper (RC), Bradley, Holmes, Hunter, Wiffen, Stokes
Subs: Chipamaunga, Wildey, Farrar
Scorers: Hunter ’20 (pen)
Referee: Alex Sawden
Date: 7th October 2015
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