Allott goes past his century as Frickley are six hitters

Gavin Allott.
Gavin Allott.

The hammering that has been promised came when Frickley Athletic were in fantastic attacking form to improve their away record in emphatic fashion at Market Drayton Town.

The Blues possess a powerful array of strikers and they all came good to end the Blues’ run without an away win in the Evo-Stik First Division South, which had seen them fail to win on their travels since September 12.

While Jacob Hazel has been leading the scoring in recent weeks it was long time Frickley favourite Gavin Allott who grabbed the headlines this time with a hat-trick that took him past 100 goals for the club and paved the way for a fantastic 6-0 win.

It could have been an even bigger margin as Athletic hit the woodwork twice and had several efforts cleared off the line or saved by the home keeper on a day when it all came together. A clean sheet too will please manager Spencer Fearn.

Frickley were straight onto the attack and could have been ahead well before the opening goal arrived on 14 minutes. Allott was the scorer, poking in from Jameel Ible’s cross after Steve Hopewell had initially hit the post.

Tom Dugdale hit the post after making a good run onto a through ball, but it was 2-0 when talented youngster Cameron Hough found the net with a superb volley from 20 yards out.

Hazel went close before the moment fans had been waiting for arrived as Allott’s looping header found the back of the net for his 100th goal in Frickley colours.

Not to be outdone, strike partner Hazel made it 4-0 just before half-time, netting his 19th goal of the season after brushing aside two defenders.

In the second half the hosts briefly had a go before Frickley got back on top and scored again with Allott completing his hat-trick at the second attempt from Hopewell’s cross.

Substitute Danny Frost came on to inflict more pain on the home team and he put the icing on the cake with the Blues’ sixth and final goal, outstripping the defence as he raced through before smashing the ball past the overworked Market Drayton keeper for his fourth in five games since joining the club.