CHICKERELL United took their tally to a remarkable 17 goals in their last three matches with a comprehensive 6-1 win at home to Poole Borough in the Dorset Senior League.

The Chickens led 4-0 at half-time and withstood an improved performance from Poole in the second half, to muster two further goals, while their visitors scored a single strike of scant consolation.

The Chickens bossed the first half, but took 15 minutes before they opened their account through Matt Stickland.

The second goal followed five minutes later.

Moments after passing up a good chance in favour of passing to a team-mate, Nick Etherington slotted into the bottom-right hand corner to double the Chickens’ lead.

The third goal came with just 22 minutes on the clock as the Chickens raced into a 3-0 lead and seldom looked back, when Neil Dewey got on the end of a ball into the box to slot in past the Poole goalkeeper.

Dan Welch had a superb game controlling the midfield, and was able to lob the goalkeeper to cement a fantastic 4-0 half-time lead.

Poole came out well in the second half and soon had a goal back through Bradley Miles.

A goalmouth scramble allowed Miles to tap in for the visitors but that was as good as it got for Borough.

There were further chances for Chickerell however, which allowed them to stretch their fine current goalscoring form.

A cross from Chickerell saw the Poole goalkeeper save, but substitute Gavin Daniels was there to head in for the home side after 72 minutes.

Finally Stickland, after hitting the post on a couple of occasions during the match, smashed in a shot from the edge of the box to complete the heavy rout for Chickerell.

The result means they stay fourth in the table, with 26 points so far this season.

Chickerell boss Shaun Murphy said: “It was another good win, a good performance and a good attitude towards the game. It was very good.

“At the moment, their attitude, the performance, the camaraderie among the team. They all seem to be playing for each other even though we have lost Vossy (Nick Voss) for example, it seems to have raised their game a little bit more.”

Chickerell travel to Dorchester Sports Reserves on Saturday (2pm).

Chickerell United: Bickerstaff, McCarthy, Miller, James (Terry 80), Sandeman, Ellis, Harvey, Welch, Dewey (Daniels 60), Stickland, Etherington.


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