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Congleton Town 0 Runcorn Linnets 4
7:30am Monday 4th November 2013 in Sport
RUNCORN Linnets continued their strong league campaign with a comfortable 4-0 victory at Congleton Town.
It was a perfect start for the Linnets as Chris Lomax's devastating first-minute cross led to Congleton's Matt Bradbury putting the ball into the hosts' own net.
Linnets continued to assert their dominance, frequently opening up the home side's defence as they hunted the second goal.
And it finally came after Mark Houghton's shot was saved with Congleton right-back Chris Middleton unable to avoid the ball deflecting off him into the goal from the rebound.
The second half saw similar dominance from the visitors, seeking to seal a third successive league win after the midweek 3-0 success over Alsager.
Great passing play saw Matty Atherton put Houghton in space for the third.
Michael Simpson's thundering effort the hit the bar as Linnets continued the onslaught, Houghton and Lomax both having shots saved.
Matt Cross' corner saw namesake Atherton head home for Linnets to make it four just after the hour-mark.
The visitors continued to dominate proceedings as they saw the game out to put themselves into fourth in the North West Counties Premier table.
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