November 3, 2012
Hatfield gives Fylde what four
Will Hatfield found the back of the net for the first time this season as his four-goal haul helped Accrington end near-neighbours AFC Fylde's FA Cup dream with a 4-1 victory.
The 21-year-old former Leeds striker headed the League Two side in front after 32 minutes and doubled the advantage before the break when he turned in Padraig Amond's cross.
Hatfield then completed his hat-trick and added a fourth nine minutes later to ensure Leam Richardson enjoyed the perfect start to life as Accrington manager, despite Adam Farrell's late consolation.
Hatfield wasted two early chances and Fylde, managed by former Tranmere defender Dave Challinor, threatened themselves when Michael Barnes' shot was blocked.
Lee Molyneux then hit a post before his cross from the left was headed in by Hatfield, with the Accrington man doubling his haul on the stroke of half-time.
Hatfield secured the match ball in the 77th minute, firing in from 10 yards after Amond's cross had led to a goalmouth scramble.
The Accrington striker rubbed salt in the wound by adding a fourth after 86 minutes and though Farrell turned in Richie Allen's late cross, it was far too little, too late to save Fylde's cup dream.
|AFC Fylde||Accrington Stanley|
|1 Ben Hinchliffe||25 Ian Dunbavin|
|2 Steven Haslam||29 Robert Atkinson|
|3 Adam Sumner||2 Peter Murphy|
|4 Matty Hughes||6 Dean Winnard|
|5 Glenn Steel||24 Lee Molyneux|
|6 Michael Taylor||3 Michael Liddle|
|7 Joe Booth||4 Luke Joyce|
|10 Michael Barnes||12 George Miller|
|8 Jack Dorney||10 Will Hatfield|
|11 Richie Allen||33 Romuald Boco|
|9 Adam Farrell||23 Padraig Amond|
|13 Andy Tennant||Andrew Dawber 22|
|17 Phil Doughty||Aristote Nsiala 5|
|15 Adam Carden||Bohan Dixon 15|
|14 Paul Jarvis||Charlie Bennett 8|
|18 Harry Winter||Craig Lindfield 7|
|12 James Dean||Jack Sampson 20|
|16 Jimmy McCarthy||Osayamen Osawe 16|
|James Dean for Jack Dorney (46)||Jack Sampson for Padraig Amond (82)|
|Harry Winter for Glenn Steel (46)||Charlie Bennett for Will Hatfield (87)|
|Paul Jarvis for Michael Barnes (46)||Osayamen Osawe for Lee Molyneux (90)|
|· Squads: AFC Fylde | Accrington Stanley|