Kestrels’ paradise lost thanks to Milton
Woodley United 0 Milton United 5
WOODLEY’S poor start to the season continued with a home thrashing against Milton as Nathanael Robinson came back to haunt his former club with a hat-trick.
The Kestrels have lost every game under Jon Laugharne and Rivermoor offered no comfort in their first home game of the campaign on Saturday.
Just two minutes were on the clock when Kieran Strange headed the visitors into the lead.
Woodley responded well, going close through Kai Parton-Edey and Toby Briggs.
But Milton doubled their advantage on 26 minutes as Henry Bone headed in from a corner.
Sam Guze and Parton-Edey both tried their luck as the hosts looked for an immediate response but the half ended 2-0.
Laugharne made a tactical switch at the break to 4-3-3 and it almost paid dividends with Jamie Smith, Parton-Edey and Liam
Wilson all firing off target.
But the game was put to bed with 20 minutes to play as Robinson netted against the side he played for last season from a free-kick.
And he was not done there, scoring twice more late on to add some gloss to the score and leave Woodley still seeking a first point of the season. WOODLEY: Moore; Deans (Gilbert 45), Hagger, Titcomb (c); Smith; Freeth (Brown 75), Wilson, Guze, Jewell; Parton-Edey, Briggs. Sub not used: Sissons. Attendance: 58.