Goal-hungry Heanor hit their hosts for eight

Heanor Town FC kept up their goalscoring exploits in spectacular fashion by hammering hosts Lincoln Moorlands Railway 8-1 on Saturday in the NCEL Premier Division.

After a number of missed chances, or wanting to walk the ball in, the first Heanor goal came when Nathan Benger played in Gary Webster on 12 minutes .

He drove the ball home low and hard from just outside the penalty area.

Then a Kieran Debrouwer cross went begging as Benger’s effort hit goalkeeper Chester and Lee Stevenson rammed the rebound against an upright.

Webster and Stevenson both shot wide before Chester turned over a Ryan Tinsley shot that was destined for the top corner.

Heanor were queueing up to miss.

Blake raced in to head a Chris Shaw corner wide and Chester clawed down a Josh Raven shot heading for the top corner.

Lincoln’s first attack of note on 33 minutes brought a goal when, following a throw in and cross, Liam Wright hit a low shot from 16 yards just inside an upright to level things up.

Parity lasted barely 30 seconds as Kieran Debrouwer thundered the Lions back in front.

Shaw’s 40th minute corner was headed back across goal by Debrouwer and Nathan Benger dived to head in Heanor Town’s third.

Webster, Tinsley and Benger combined in a grand move which saw Kieran Debrouwer fire home on 59 minutes to start an avalanche of five goals in the space of just 11 minutes.

Debrouwer’s 61st minute shot was blocked and Nathan Benger fired home the loose ball, and three minutes later Debrouwer shot home from a tight angle following a great run by Josh Raven, who was brought down in the process.

But the referee sensibly allowed play to continue and, after the goal, booked Jacobs for his tackle.

Dan Williams came on for Hardy at centre half, but within minutes had given way to Jake Davis and went up front.

Webster saw a hard shot fumbled by Chester but Debrouwer could only find the side netting with the follow up.

Nick Hall flicked the ball over the head of a defender and ran round to volley Heanor’s seventh on 72 minutes.

Shaw shot wide from a Benger cross as he gleefully joined in with the attack, but it was Debrouwer who completed the scoring eight minutes from the end with a crisp shot beyond Chester.

Frost’s first save of a very easy game for him came in the 84th minute as Lincoln threw caution to the wind in the last few minutes but their finishing was about as good as the rest of their game on the day.

The 30 or so Heanor fans chanted throughout the game and wanted nine - but the drunken scoreline of one over the eight did not materialise!

Heanor: Frost, Raven, Shaw, Hall, Hardy (Williams 67), Blake, Webster, Stevenson (Simmons 71), Benger (Davis 81), Tinsley, Debrouwer.

Subs not used: Moran, Baker.

Star Lions: Debrouwer

n Next up for the Lions, who are now back up to ninth in the league, with 44 points from their 25 games so far will be a home game against Winterton Rangers on Saturday, December 28.

The game at the Town Ground kicks off at 3pm.