Liam Greenfield netted twice in Shirebrook Town’s 5-1 win against visiting Glasshoughton Welfare in the NCEL Division One on Saturday.
The home side made two changes from the previous week with Jack Hargreaves coming in to make his debut in midfield and Rob Walker replacing the injured Jamie Dean in goal.
Shirebrook had the better of the opening minutes and it didn’t take long for the first goal to come when Rowley cut in from the left onto his right foot and from 20 yards unleashed a thunderbolt of a shot into the net to give the home side the advantage their play had deserved.
However, the visitors came back into the game testing Walker a number of times and they got their goal back in the 24th minute when Ashley Scothern was played in and slotted the ball past Walker in the home net.
But from kick-off the ball found its way to Greenfield on the right, and he turned his defender inside out and smashed his shot into the net from a tight angle
It was that man Greenfield again who extended the lead on the stroke of half-time when he cut in from the right onto his left foot and shot from the edge of the box to find the top corner to cap off a perfect half for Shirebrook.
The second half started the way the first had finished with Shirebrook dominating the play.
They extended the lead in the 52nd minute to 4-1 when Ord’s corner fed Getliff ,whose half volley found the bottom corner to all but wrap up the points for the home side
But the visitors didn’t give up and forced White into a fantastic double save midway through the half
Shirebrook did wrap up the game in the 80th minute when Greenfield was brought down on the edge of the box and Jake Currie curled a left footed shot over the wall and into the net.
Shirebrook are back in action on Saturday with an FA Vase game when they visit Blidworth Welfare or St Andrews (3pm).
SHIREBROOK: White, Johnson, Shaw, Getliff, Robley, Roebuck, Greenfield, Hargreaves, Rowley, (Shepherd), Currie, Ord (Eckhardt). Subs not used: Walker, Cam, Whitehead.
SHIREBROOK MAN OF THE MATCH: Jake Currie.