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Reid and Nadesan with a hat-trick each in emphatic Development Squad win

20 July 2017

Hat-tricks from Alex Reid and Ashley Nadesan helped Town's Development Squad to a resounding 9-0 win at Squires Gate on Wednesday night.

Paul Murray's side let by seven at the break, with Michael Donohue and Harrison Biggins also netting in the opening 45 minutes. 

Former Gate man Jack Sowerby also got himself on the scoresheet in a one-sided game in the Development Squad's second pre-season match of the season.

Gate started the match well to their credit, and managed to keep Town's dangerous front three - Reid, Nadesan and Donohue - under wraps. 

The latter when the closest after 21 minutes, cutting inside the home defence and striking the near post. Town weren't to be denied and just a minute later, Reid opened the scoring. The former Rushall man headed home from Donohue's floated cross from just six yards out.

The seemed to open the floodgates and Town added another six goals in 19 minutes. Nadesan claimed an 11 minute hat-trick, as well as Biggins getting his first goal for the club since joining from Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Sowerby - operating in central midfield - ran the game well with Biggins and got his reward with a fine strike from outside the area just seven minutes into the second half.

Reid worked hard all night and got his reward with his third goal of the night, heading home Sowerby's corner in the last quarter. 

Town's Development Squad are back in action on Saturday away at National League North side Chorley.

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