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Record breakers go goal crazy at Griffin
MILL Hill set a new club record, crushing bottom of the table Colne United 20-2 at Griffin Park.
Free scoring Mill Hill led 12-1 at half-time – and golden boot Danny Moores weighed in with eight goals as Colne were buried under a goal avalanche in Blackburn.
Nine Mill Hill players found the target with Josh Eastwood and Kevin O’Toole both grabbing hat-tricks and Carl Mercer and Alex Ralph netting goal doubles. Tyler Hayhurst, Jordan McQuarrie, Alex Butterworth and Steve Bowen completed a remarkable rout.
“We scored fourteen in a Sunday Trophy tie a few years ago but we’ve never seen anything like this,” said Mill Hill secretary Pete Fryer.
"It is definitely Mill Hill's biggest league win, and East Lancs officials think it could be a First Division league record too."
It was a desperate day for Colne, who saw their reserve team thrashed 11-1 at Rimington, meaning the two teams leaked 31 goals in just 180 minutes of action.
"It was hard to keep count, every time I turned my back another goal went in," added Mr Fryer.
Away from the mayhem at Griffin Park, leaders The Ivy dropped points when they were held 2-2 at home by strugglers Rock Rovers. Burnley Athletic took full advantage, with their 2-1 win at Feniscowles and Pleasington drawing them level on points with The Ivy.
In-form Enfield closed the gap on the leading pack with victory at Calder Vale while Oswaldtwistle St Marys went down 3-1 at home to Read United.
In the Second Division, Barrowford Celtic closed the gap on leaders Prairie United with victory over Waddington - but Canberra had a day to forget when they crushed 7-0 at home by Barnoldswick Town United, who secured fourth place.
The other fixture, between Pendle Forest and Peel Park was postponed.
In the Reserve Division, Mill Hill's second string also had their scoring boots on, edging out Peel Park 5-4.
Rock Rovers crashed 6-1 at home to Whinney Hill, while Burnley Belvedere claimed an impressive 3-1 win at Enfield.
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