Match Report from Stockton Town’s Cup Semi Final clash which saw them reach their second Cup Final of the Season with a tremendous display away at Richmond Town.
Richmond Town 0 Stockton Town 5
An all round performance from Stockton who won 5-0 but it could have been more, after Kallum Hannah had put Stockton ahead after 5 minutes when he turned the ball past keeper Marc Briggs, Stockton went from strength to strength as Briggs was the busiest of the two keepers.
Briggs was beaten again after 25 minutes with the ball going behind him Hannah managed to steer the ball into the net from 12 yards.
After the break chances continued to come and Hannah completed his hat trick after 52 minutes Chris Stockton took the ball to the bye line and played the perfect pass for Hannah to fire past Briggs.
Hannah raced into the box after 61 minutes and again put the ball past Briggs but Andrew MacKintosh managed to clear the ball off the line.
In a similar move Stockton got a 4th goal after 64 minutes Hannah won the ball on the edge of the area and he slid the ball under the advancing Briggs and Chris Stockton raced after the ball and made sure the ball ended up in the net.
Richmond’s best chance of the game ironically resulted in a 5th Stockton goal, after 76 minutes Richmond were awarded a free kick just outside the box, that Josh Wooff took the ball deflected onto the outside of the Stockton post for a corner, Scott Ryan took the corner and the Stockton defence cleared the ball downfield for Chris Stockton to race onto from inside his own half of the field, he left the Richmond defence in his tracks and was one on one with the keeper, Stockton steered the ball past Briggs and the post for the best goal of the game.