Heanor Town development squad hammer Holbrook Sports

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Heanor Town’s development squad showed some clinical finishing as they beat local rivals Holbrook Sports 6-1 in the Reserve Supreme League.

The Lions are now six games unbeaten and have risen to second in the Reserve League with 16 out of a possible 18 points achieved.

There were a few ex-Heanor players on show for Holbrook, with former U19 Keeper Lewis Buxton and ex-Lion Corey Bowler lining up for the away side.

It took Heanor 15 minutes to find their feet, at which point Holbrook had already taken the lead with a lob that found the back of the net.

The game then swung the Lions way after the goal and it was pretty much one way traffic for the rest of the game.

James Riley struck a powerdrive from outside the box to draw the teams level and this was followed by a second for Riley when he pounced on a mistake by Buxton in the Holbrook net.

Ten minutes later Jake Davis smashed home from inside the six-yard area after some poor defending by the away side.

The second half started pretty much the same, with Heanor passing, moving and switching play, which the opposition struggled to cope with in the next 45 minutes.

Oliver Naylor, who had terrorised the Holbrook defence all game with his trickery and relentless pressure, demonstrated why he is such a highly rated young forward.

A long ball played into the box after some great interplay in the build up, saw Naylor take a sublime first touch inside the box and calmly finish to make it 4-1.

Moments later, with a move starting from Jason Gregory, Alex Croosley and Marc Rawson’s excellent possession of the ball found Coupe, who played a killing cross into Jacob Ward who volley Heanor into a 5-1 lead.

James Riley later completed his hat-trick with a shot from just inside Holbrooks half which with the wind behind it looped over the head of Buxton into Holbrook net.

HEANOR: Hartsthorn, Coupe, Crossley, Gregory, Davis, Seale, Rawson, Riley, Ward, Naylor, Gilson. Subs: Bower, Mogford, Geeves, King.