Colliery mine another win

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THORNE Colliery continued their recent run of good form in the Central Midlands Premier Division with a 6-2 win over Easington United.

Colliery are steadily rising up the table and sealed their third win in five games with a Darren Fell double, an own goal and strikes from Craig Cookson, Nathan Atkinson and Lee Mason.

Three goals in six minutes effectively sealed the win for Thorne against a side who beat title contenders Yorkshire Main recently.

Fell put Thorne ahead after 12 minutes when he latched onto a fine through ball and lobbed over the keeper.

And a minute later he doubled his tally with a header from a Cookson cross.

Cookson was again instrumental to a goal as his testing cross resulted in Easington’s Andy Graham nodding past his own keeper.

With seconds left of the first half, the impressive Cookson got his own name on the scoresheet after Fell put him through.

Easington emerged strongly for the second half but Thorne looked the most likely to score.

Holden was required to produce a fine save from Thorne’s Jonny Lugton while the partnership of Fell and Mason also had strong opportunities.

Colliery found themselves down to ten men when Neil Sheppard was forced off through injury after all the substitutes had been used.

Easington took the advantage and pulled a goal back on 83 minutes through substitute Fitzgerald.

But two minutes later Thorne restored the margin with an effort from Atkinson.

Easington looked to have had the last say when Havercroft netted on 90 minutes but in injury time a pin point cross from Lugton saw Mason powerfully head home.

Thorne host Thoresby Colliery Welfare on Saturday at Moorends Welfare.