Silsden AFC 5-0 Goole AFC
NCEL Premier Division
Tuesday 26th September 2023
The Office Interiors Stadium – ATT: 167
An impressive 5-0 win over Goole at The Office Interiors Stadium yesterday saw us improve our grip on the NCEL Prem top spot and extend our winning run to 8 games
After a slow start to the game, two quickfire goals from Casey Stewart and Jake Maltby gave us the lead heading into the break.
A second goal from Stewart, a Luke Brooksbank strike and a first Sils goal for T’Nique Fishley made for a comfortable scoreline against a resilient and well-organised Goole side.
The opening half hour contained little action and few chances of note, Goole having the only shot in those first 30 minutes that drifted high over the bar.
On 32 minutes Stewart opened the scoring, latching onto a through ball and rolling beyond the keeper who was caught off his line by the neat pass.
That goal seemed to open the floodgates as just a minute later Brooksbank’s cross was deflected into Maltby’s path who made no mistake to smash home our second goal on the half-valley.
Goole would have halved the deficit just before the break were it not for the defensive instincts of Spencer Harris.
Having rounded the keeper, the Viking’s striker looked to tap home, only for Harris to make a brilliant block on the goaline.
With our two goal advantage intact, Stewart would extend the lead on 54 minutes.
The winger received the ball inside the penalty area and some good footwork allowed him the half-yard he need to smash the ball into the bottom right corner for his 8th goal of the season.
Brooksbank then added the 4th, driving into the box from the right wing and firing a fierce shot that the keeper could only palm into the net.
Our 5th was a wonderfully crafted team goal.
Good buildup found fullback Fishley marauding into the penalty area, and the defender slotted home with all the instinct of an inform striker to complete the scoring.
With the game coming to an end, Brooky went close to his second after cutting the ball onto his right foot before drilling his effort off the post and behind.
An 8th straight win then for Sils, meaning we remain top of the NCEL Prem with 24 points from our opening 11 games.
It’s a trip to Golcar this Saturday as we look to continue our winning run, Up The Sils!