Cook treble as Reds cruise

Jamie Cook continued his recent goalscoring form with a well taken hat-trick as Crawley eased past Rushden at the Broadfield Stadium.

Striker John Paul Pittman fired the home side ahead after just 10 minutes, finishing first time from a flick-on.

Cook then reacted quickest to make it 2-0 when Diamonds goalkeeper Paul Bastock spilled a cross from Mustapha Carayol.

Minutes later Cook headed in unchallenged to send Town in with a comfortable cushion at half-time.

Opposition manager Gary Hill made a triple substitution early in the second half in a bid to stem the tide, but a breakaway by Pittman played in Cook to skilfully round Bastock for a fourth.

Chris Hope grabbed a consolation with five minutes remaining.


Blue Square (Conference) Premier, Saturday, 19th January 2008 @ 15:00
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Starting Line-ups
1Bayes
16Wilson
6Stevens
2Watson
19Murphy
14Bulman
7Thompson
17Pinault
26Carayol
15Pittman
18Cook
Substitutes
24Krause
0James
8Blackburn
23Joseph-Dubois
10Vieira
Starting Line-ups
1Bastock
5Hope
2Osano
4Gulliver
8Woodhouse
11Burgess
25Hales
24Howell
10Jackson
14Rankine
15Tomlin
Substitutes
19Margarson
27Elkholti
18Kelly
7Challinor
16Shaw