A Sam Robinson hat trick helped Hall Road Rangers see off FC Humber United on Saturday afternoon as they won 5-1 at Haworth Park.
Rangers were completely dominant in the first half as they played some wonderful football and carved open the FC Humber defence at will.
Hall Road took the lead in the 15th minute when Sam Robinson slotted the ball home after connecting with Chris Spinks’ low cross into the FC Humber box. Spinks doubled Hall Road’s lead in the 20th minute as his free kick went through the body of the FC Humber keeper David Howard.
After a smart piece of attacking play in which Hall Road played around the FC Humber defence, Sam Robinson got his second goal of the game in the 34th minute. Robinson completed his hat trick in the 44th minute as he got to the ball before David Howard and subsequently smashed it home.
The beginning of the second half saw Hall Road continue to have control of the game as they looked to increase their lead even further. This eventually led to them getting a fifth goal in the 56th minute through a well worked and brilliant strike from skipper Conner Harman.
Meanwhile, FC Humber began to exhibit attacking play of their own. The introduction of Yaya Dembele to proceedings from the bench was a main instigator in this. Dembele made an immediate impact as he pulled a goal back for the visitors in the 71st minute with a composed finish.
The rest of the game played out without any more goals as Rangers picked up some well earned points and finished up with a winning margin which reflected their professional and comprehensive performance.
Hall Road joint boss Leon Sewell was very happy with his side’s performance.
“I thought we were in total control in the first half. The way we started the game was really impressive.
The players listened to what the instructions were and the aims and objectives for this game. It was a good solid performance.
I think, in the first half, we blew them out of the water. Robbo was on fire and he got his just rewards as he’s worked hard in training and other games. It was also good to see Spinksy on the scoresheet.
Ultimately, I thought our defence was solid for the first 75 minutes and we looked really comfortable. I think we limited them to two or three shots with one of them finding the back of the net.
I’m delighted for the lads as it’s been a long time coming. We needed to put in a positive performance as we were back at home and we always say it’s a hard place to come.
I thought we moved the ball with a lot of purpose. For our third goal, we probably put the best side of 20 passes together.
The only negative is the fact that we conceded as it’d have been nice to finish up with a clean sheet. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if you win 1-0, 5-1 or 10-0, it’s three points on the board and that’s what we needed” Sewell said.