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Miller fires hat trick in goal rush.

Byline: By LINZI NICHOLSON Sports Reporter

JAMIE MILLER notched a hat trick as Storthes Hall rampaged to an 8-0 victory in their latest West Riding County Amateur Premier Division clash against visiting Overthorpe.

Three goals in the first 17 minutes virtually sealed the contest, although they could have been coming from behind had it not been for a fine block by Liam Garside on the visitors' Jonathan Smith almost from the kick-off.

Matt Mulvihill went close for the Hall before Chris Drew started the ball rolling with the first goal after eight minutes, when he latched onto a flick-on from Rob Morris to head home. And from that point, goals came at regular intervals.

Within a minute of Drew's strike, Mulvihill made it two when he took a Chris Margis pass, stepped inside his marker and fired past Overthorpe keeper Sam Tyrrell, and it was Mulvihill's head which set up the third for Miller to convert by the near post.

Martin Tunnacliffe blasted in number four from 20 yards, while both Morris and Drew had efforts cleared off the line before the half-time whistle.

A minute after the re-start, an Alex Slack chip was headed into the box and Miller bagged his second and on 73 minutes he completed his hat trick when LiamCoughlan headed a Margis cross against the bar and Miller was again first to react to the rebound.

Richard Bray got on the score sheet with 10 minutes remaining, and the final goal came when Tunnacliffe dummied a Mulvihill cross and Drew stepped up to smash home from 12 yards and complete the rout.

It was a tighter affair at Hall Green, where Kirkburton battled to earn a 1-1 draw with both sides having chances to win in the closing stages.

Earlier Ben Dunne had a volley well-saved at the back post by HallGreen's keeper while a Steve Chandler shot whistled over the crossbar.

Hall Green did get the ball in the net on 30 minutes when a free-kick was put in, but the referee ruled an illegal challenge on Burton keeper Jordan Robinson and awarded a free kick to the visitors.

Jordan Tindle had a cracking shot well-saved while Hall Green went close at the other end as both sides created chances.

The home side finally broke the deadlock early in the second half when Ben Hughill failed to deal with a long ball and Hall Green's No9 lobbed Robinson for the opening goal.

However, their celebrations were short-lived as Burton hit back within a minute when Wilson's shot was re-directed by Adrian Smith sending the home keeper the opposite way.

Burton pressed hard for the winner in the closings tages with Chandler and Smith both going close, while Wilson had a great chance in the last seconds, only for his shot to go wide.

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SURGING RUN: A Golcar United reserve team player makes a break for it during the West Riding County Amateur League Division II match at Longfield Avenue which ended 2-2 Pictures by Julian Hughes (JH291108Egolcar-05)
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2008
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