Maltby Main again closed to within a point of the top six in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division after they put an early setback behind them to close out a 4-2 win over fifteenth-placed Liversedge at Muglet Lane yesterday. Highlight of the win was a three–goal haul for Maltby striker Jordan Turner, who told TBG that he was as pleased with erasing the memory of last week’s defeat at Bottesford as he was with another personal landmark, writes Colin Muncie.
Emile Sinclair shocked most of the 63-strong crowd with a seventh-minute opener for Liversedge, but Turner (15 minutes) had levelled the game up at the interval. Matthew Moore gave Maltby the lead on 52 minutes, and Turner completed his hat-trick (his second in five League games) with strikes on 71 and 78 minutes. Rhys Davies grabbed a second for ‘Sedge in the dying minutes.
“I’m just over the moon to get another hat trick and put last week behind us,” Jordan told the Bootiful Game. “We were disappointed last week and still thought we should have taken a point at least, but obviously we’re delighted to get all three points this week. On a personal note, I’m happy to put last week’s penalty miss behind me and bag another three goals today.”
Jordan admitted that he’d expected a tough encounter – and he’d got one. “We knew Liversedge was going to be a tough game and that they were coming of the back of a good result last week,” he told us. “The first half was tough and we fought back to even it up before half time, but the second half we were class, to be honest, and there was only going to be one winner in the end!”
“All the best to Liversedge for the rest of the season; some nice lads and I wish them well.”