August 21, 2012 by backofthenetjl
Curzon followed up their 1-1 draw with Salford on Saturday with a convincing 6-0 victory over Garforth Town. Five goals from Kristian Dennis and one from Scott Metcalfe handed Curzon an emphatic win on the first competitive home game of the season.
The opening stages was fairly even, Curzon’s best chance falling to Kristian Dennis, on his favoured left-foot, which was beaten away by Garforth’s keeper Danny Greeves. Centre-half Andy Watson then had a chance, but he headed wide from Walker’s free-kick.
But in the 14th minute, Curzon took the lead, Scott Metcalfe popped up with a glancing header from Sam Walker’s in swinging free-kick from the right. Just after Metcalfe had a chance to make it 2, his shot going agonisingly wide.
It became slightly one-sided after that, with Stuart Cook providing the next chance, with an effort that just rose above Greave’s crossbar. The only chance for the away side fell to Luke Sherry, but his shot didn’t really test Ollerenshaw to an extent and it was a comfortable save.
From Cook’s corner, Andy Watson had another header at goal, this time rattling the crossbar in the 29th minute. Scott Metcalfe was having some joy down the left and he attempted a stunning half volleyed effort, which was turned behind by Greaves.
A swift break from Curzon led to the 2nd goal, Metcalfe crossed to the far post for Evans, who tried his luck first time, his shot was clawed away by Greaves, but the ball hit Dennis for his 2nd goal of the season. Evans had an opportunity almost straight after, his left-footed effort was pushed away by Greaves, who was very busy in the Garforth goal.
In the 38th minute, Curzon made it 3-0, Walker released Metcalfe down the left and he fizzed the ball across the face of goal, for Dennis to grab his second of the game; his third of the season. Soon after it was 4, Dennis with a crisp finish with his left-foot for the hat-rick; the 3rd quickest hat-rick in Curzon history.
Moments after half-time, Dennis continued his goalscoring exploits, netting his 4th goal, sidefooting home after a darting run by George Bowyer down the right. He wasn’t stopping there though, as he bagged a fifth, then being replaced by Bradley Robinson.
Curzon were playing some nice football, while Garforth were limited to just one or two clear cut chances, either going over or being a simple stop for Ollerenshaw. The visitors only had 2 substitutes and weren’t posing any major threat to the Curzon backline, but anytime they did it was well snuffed out. Bradley Robinson had a couple of chances to add to the lead, while late on Brian Summerskill saw a speculative chip just go over the cross bar. Curzon saw the game out and it was an impressive win, which sees them climb to second in the table, with 4 points.
FT Curzon Ashton 6-0 Garforth Town
Curzon: Ollerenshaw, Bowyer, Hampson, Hunt, Watson, Lakeland, Cook (Summerskill), Walker, Evans, Dennis (Robinson), Metcalfe (Blackshaw).
Garforth: Greaves, Williams, Greenhalgh (Donaldson), Hardy, Smith, Moke, Ibrahim, Sherry, Burgess, Kendall, Redfern.