SLYNE started very well, creating the first chance through Jamie Davies after just 10 seconds but nobody got on the end of his cross. As it was, it didn’t take much longer for
Slyne to go in front, eight minutes in and, after all his hard work last week without a goal, Tom Killifin was on the score sheet with a wonderful strike; after beating two players going into the box, he drove a low shot just inside the keeper’s post.
Croston are bottom of the division and it looked like they were going to be on the end of a good hiding but, to their credit, they worked hard and frustrated Slyne. It never really looked like they would score but 20 minutes in they won a corner and sloppy defending allowed a free header to go just inches over the bar.
Capt Scott Greenwood urged his players to tighten up and that was as close as Croston got. The game became a little stale after that. Croston defended deeper and Slyne just couldn’t find a way through. As the second half drew closer to the end Tom Entwisle found his way into the box and slotted the ball past a stranded keeper.
The third came by way of a tap in from Killifin. Thanks to club sponsors Lakeland Roofing Limited, Wright and Lord solicitors and match ball sponsor The Keys Restaurant.
Slyne-with-Hest: P Storey, A Sanderson, S Greenwood (capt), C Crossley, J Davies, A Jackson, M Galley, B Akrigg, J Hill, T Entwisle, T Killifin, D Parkinson, J Love, C Squirrel.