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Dodsworth delighted as Owen bags hat-trick in stunning win

There’ll be no match-day, Saturday morning anticipation or nerves for Nostell Miners Welfare Joint Manager Jason Dodsworth this morning-and with good reason. Jason’s weekend’s  work is done,football-wise at least, after a fine 4-1 win over fifth-placed Selby Town in Toolstation NCEL Division One last night-and Jason doesn’t think many who were there  could argue with the outcome, writes Colin Muncie. (All photograps by Malcolm Bryce)

The Nostell joint gaffer had hoped for a good attendance at the Welfare Ground, so he must have been as delighted as most of the 142-strong crowd when Billy Mole gave the home side the lead just before the half-hour. Two strikes in two minutes from Jack Owen (43 and 45 mins) sent Nostell in for a half-time breather 3-0 up. Joe Dale gave the Robins hope on 70 minutes, but Owen completed his hat-trick with just six minutes left to confirm an excellent home win.

Jason told the Bootiful Game “I’m delighted for the lads. It was a fantastic win and I am sure that the neutrals would agree that it was deserved. I don’t think we had a bad player on the pitch and we were bang at it from the off. Our attacking three were on fire and Selby couldn’t deal with their pace and movement. But we also had to be focused in our defending as Selby’s top three are really dangerous.

Jason was particularly happy with the way his players applied themselves to the game plan. “We were very pleased with the way we took our chances and recovered the ball after losing possession” he said “We gave them their instructions and every player stuck to their individual tasks “.

“We have a quality squad assembled now -and we won’t be a pushover for anyone”.

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