Jan 23 2014 Ormskirk Advertiser
Ormskirk West End - Lee Brooks scores from penalty spot
A SECOND half onslaught saw Ormskirk West End power past Springfield at the weekend with the home side smashing in an astonishing six goals in just 40 minutes.
In a tight first half that ended 0-0, Jay Baker missed a more than presentable opportunity for West End when he outrageously fired over from just two yards.
The rangey central midfielder wasted no time in rectifying his mistake after the break however, when he picked up a loose ball in central midfield and rifled home a 30 yard thunderbolt into the top corner.
That goal broke Springfield’s resistance and Phil Macey doubled West End’s lead moments later with a tidy finish from close range.
Lewis Coyle quickly made it 3-0 before the hour mark, tapping home from Lee Brooks’ centre.
At this point the away side lost their discipline and their right-back was given a straight red card for a reckless challenge on ageing winger Harry McGill who was voted man of the match. With the away side down to ten, leading goalscorer Lee Brooks ruthlessly took advantage, bagging himself a hat trick in just fifteen minutes to take his tally to 26 this season.
His first goal was a one-on-one chance finished with typical aplomb before he volleyed home from a tight angle to double his tally.
Two became three for the heavy set target man in the 78th minute when McGill was brought down in the area following a lung busting run that rolled back the years, allowing Brooks to complete his hat-trick from the spot.
A late consolation for the ten men of Springfield was the only downside to a flawless second half display.