FOUR goals in the last 15 minutes earned Frickley Athletic a 5-1 victory over Belper Town in Tuesday night’s home game in Evo-Stik League First Division South.
The teams were locked at 1-1 when Teddy Bloor sparked the goal spree with a 75th minute strike.
Five minute later, Gavin Allott set up a goal for Carl Stewart and Bloor then bagged his second by finishing a superb passsing move. Jason Yates scored Frickley’s fifth two minutes from time from a deflected free-kick to round off a magnificent display by the Blues.
They led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Jacob Hazel’s 36th minute goal but Belper equalised through Kieran O’Connell in the first minute of the second period.
Frickley, who are sixth in the table, now have successive away league matches against Basford United on Saturday (3pm) and Sheffield FC next Tuesday (7.45pm).
Athletic bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-2 defeat at Buxton in Saturday’s first qualifying round tie .
Frickley gave an excellent account of themselves in a match in which the outcome hinged on two penalties. Buxton scored theirs but the Blues missed theirs.
Athletic dominated the first-half.
Allott had three good efforts on goal despite being tightly marked and Stevie Hopewell’s shot looped over the crossbar. It was no surprise when the visitors took a 30th minute lead, Hazel finding the net from close range.
Buxton levelled five minutes later when Frickley were punished for their only lapse in concentration in defence in the first period.
Hazel put the Blues back in front with his second goal five minutes before half-time with a superb free kick from 25 yards out which found the top corner.
The visitors thoroughly deserved their 2-1 interval lead and could have been further ahead but Buxton had a big let-off when the ball struck the crossbar from a botched defensive clearance.
Buxton came more into the game in the second-half and scrambled home an equaliser from a corner.
Frickley had a golden chance to regain the lead when Buxton defender Josh Meade fouled Thomas Dugdale at the far post. However, Allott’s spot kick was saved by home goalkeeper Jan Budtz.
Ten minutes from time, Frickley’s Josh Nodder handled in the penalty area and was harshly sent off.
Buxton’s Liam Hardy scored from the resulting penalty and the home outfit held out for victory as 10-men Frickley pressed in the closing stages.