Preston salvo sinks Ashington
Thornaby 5Ashington 3Adam Preston hit a four goal salvo for Thornaby in a thrilling encounter against Ashington at Teesdale Park on Saturday, writes Brian Bennett.
Three penalties in 90 minutes; a right foot screamer of a goal; a score controversially disallowed for handball and a sending off after the final whistle were amongst the other ingredients included in a bizarre match.
The Colliers trailed 3-0 at the interval thanks to Lewis Green’s screamer, and two from Preston, one a penalty.
After a disallowed goal, Newton scored for Ash, Preston completed his hat-trick and Newton scored again for 4-2. A Gavin Caines penalty made it 4-3, but Preston also scored from the spot.