In a game which marked the 50th appearance for Stretford Paddock Winger Joao De Andrade, who played at right back due to availability issues. Kieron Molloy scored a hat-trick as Paddock showed no mercy with a 10-goal rout against Wigan Town.

Nosa Iyamu, opened the scoring for paddock from the spot on the 10th minute mark. After collecting a lose clearance on the edge of the area, he was brought down following a driving run into the box, before picking himself up and side footing the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

Molloy doubled the lead halfway through the first half. Zak Bell played a long ball over the top of the Wigan defence from deep in his own half, Molloy running down the right then took the ball in on his left and rifled the ball into the top corner at the near post.

He then grabbed his second 10 minutes later, after being tripped on the edge of the box he shook himself off and took the free kick. A slight deflection from the wall wrong footed the Wigan keeper and he could only watch as the ball drifted into the top left corner.

Half Time: Stretford Paddock 3-0 Wigan Town

Nine minutes after the break, Iyamu played the ball to the path of Gavin Salmon inside the left of the box and with time on his side, Salmon’s side footed shot flew past the keeper to the bottom right corner, for the first of the second half.

Wigan fell apart in the few minutes following Salmon’s goal, and directly from the kick off, a weak pass between the Wigan centre backs was latched onto by the Molloy, to calmly finish one-on-one as he completed his hat-trick.

Again, from the kick off, a high press by Paddock was rewarded when Mikey Burke won the ball on halfway prior to a quick exchange of passes with Molloy. Burke curled the ball low into the net to add the sixth of the afternoon.

Later on, a Paddock free-kick on the edge of the box was cleared before the ball was recycled back into the box and a wicked ricochet off a Wigan defender allowed the ball to bounce in space before substitute Victor Iyumva spun and pounced onto the loose ball to score on his debut.

With three minutes left on the clock Shunugu Dutiro battled to win the ball from the Wigan central defenders, the ball fell kindly for the substitute as he blocked an attempted clearance, and as the keeper rushed out to meet him in the box, a deft touch helped lift the ball over the keeper to make it eight.

Shortly into added time a short corner was played short to Zak Bell, following some quick feet to get past the first defender, he was clumsily brought down in the box to win Paddock’s third penalty of the game. The midfielder then dusted himself off to slot the ball into the bottom left corner with the keeper left flat on his feet.

Paddock’s second penalty of the tie, was saved from Ronaldo Brown’s tame effort, However deep into stoppage time, Dutrio took the ball on the right and drilled the ball across the goal where Ronaldo slid in at the back stick to redeem himself and complete Paddock’s double digit rout.

Jordan Hart

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