It was a rather one sided affair down at Jenkins Park where Halsetown made the long journey to face an in-form Millbrook in the League Cup. The home side dominated the first 25 minutes and took a commanding 4-0 lead.
After just 7 minutes Captain Ricky Washburn latched onto a Andy Wainwright cross after a great sweeping move from the back, converting with a diving header. Just 2 mins later Washburn turned provider with Wainwright rising high to head home passed the Halsetown keeper. On 15 minutes Washburn provided again, this time Brian Stacey slotting home nicely from just outside the 6 yard box. Stacey then hit a brace after great pressing forced a mistake and he smashed it home from close range. Halsetown found a glimmer of hope in the 43 minute when some mis-communication at the back allowed them to score from 6 yards out.
Millbrook came out into the second half starting like they did in the first - after just 5 minutes Stacey bagged his hatrick, and 7th of the season, after a huge kick from Millbrook keeper, Daniel Dunstan was flicked on cleverly by Martin Tamblin to the in-form striker (stacey) who made no mistake.
Millbrook continued to dominate and Andy wainwright hit his brace on 57, after great build up play and another assist for Tamblin.
Lee Medlin found the back of the net on 67 and it’s more than he deserved after tireless runs into the box.
MOM Brian Stacey nearly got a fourth after an excellent free kick but all credit to the Halsetown Keeper who made a fine save. And it wasn't his last - constant pressure from Millbrook forced the Halsetown keeper to make a selection of great blocks.
Millbrook continued to press, hunting the ball, and it paid off with Parker (72), Ireland (75) and Girdlestone (80) well and truly putting the game to bed.