Kimberley MW go goal crazy!

Kimberley debutant James Leggitt (right) looks on as Radcliffe try to clear their lines. Photo by Lizzi Lathrop.

Kimberley debutant James Leggitt (right) looks on as Radcliffe try to clear their lines. Photo by Lizzi Lathrop.

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Kimberley MW had their shooting boots firmly on this week as they hit 15 goals in two games in league and cup.

On Saturday, Kimberley stormed back into second place in the East Midland Counties League with a 7-2 demolition job of Radcliffe Olympic at The Stag Ground to keep one of the best home records in the county going.

Manager Paul Rawden had been busy in the week in signing ex-Eastwood Town men Henry Sibenge, Josh Raby and James Leggitt.

They were joined by Nathan Adams and Charlie Ward, both ex-Lincoln United, and Welfare also welcomed back keeper Matt Walsh into the starting eleven.

Kimberley had the better of the early stages, Nick Labbate hitting the wordwork, although they had Walsh to thank for keeping them level.

Olympic did then take the lead as Kimberley didn’t clear a corner and captain Sam Winch fired home from close range.

The lead was short-lived, howeve,r as Welfare were soon level, new signing Raby firing home from the edge of the box.

In a great turnaround, Labbate then made it 2-1 just before the break.

Kimberley came out much stronger in the second-half as they ran riot.

A great ball through Anthony Gregory was smashed home by Labbate for his second of the game, Gregory then heading Welfare’s fourth.

In a rare attack against the run of play Ashley Whitt fired one back for Olympic, before Liam Honeyman scored Welfare’s fifth as he coolly slotted home.

Debutant Adams capped off a good first performance as he chipped the helpless visiting keeper to make it six, and the scoring was rounded off by Gregory.

On Tuesday evening Kimberley were once again in a goal scoring mood as they thrashed Keyworth United8-1 in the Notts Senior Cup to make it just one defeat in 25 games at The Stag Ground.

Leading scorer Gregory hit five of the goals including two penalties, while Labbate, Jermaine Ward and Ryan Bowen also scored for Kimberley in a game which they dominated from beginning to end and in which the scoreline could have been much greater.