The talk of the Town

6 Dec 2018 10:11

STRIKER Paul Turner is enjoying his football at Longridge Town as the goals continue to flow.

He hit a hat-trick at Town beat Nelson 3-1 in their recent league clash, including a 90th minute strike.

The young forward has earned a lot of praise since joining manager Lee Ashcroft and the first team in the summer and has been rewarded for his hard work with a contract.

He told the club's official website that he was grateful for the opportunity to learn and develop at Longridge alongside some experienced players.

Turner said: "There's a good set of lads here at Longridge Town, a lot of them have been around this league and above for a few years, it's good to be around them."

His hat-trick helped Town go seven points clear at the top of the Hallmark Security NWCFL First Division North. It took his haul in all competitions to eight and took Town's league tally over the 70-goal mark.

Ashcroft told the club's official website: "Every credit to young Paul, that's what he's in the side for today to score his goals and it was a great hat-trick from him. I'm made up for him because he's a great kid and he's doing really, really well.

"Paul's been at the club since the summer, we have put him on a contract, that's how highly I rate him, and I know that he could play a lot higher."

Will Kitchen of Garstang won the Hallmark Security League Reusch Division One North Goalkeeper of the Month award for September.

He was presented with the award by League Media Officer Ian Templeman prior to the game against Holker Old Boys.

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