GOALS from the strike duo of Joe Duckworth and Matty Boden give Winsford victory against Stapenhill.

Following last weekend’s home league win against Avro Football Club, Winsford United turned their attention to FA Vase action with Stapenhill making the trip to the Barton Stadium.

After his brace last week against Avro, it didn’t take long until Duckworth was on the scoresheet again.

Lewis Campbell’s back pass was intercepted by Boden, he then found Duckworth in the middle who gave the Blues the perfect start.

One quickly became two and this time Duckworth turned provider.

Danny Kerr won the ball back in midfield before finding Winsford’s number nine. He then put Boden through on goal, who slipped the ball past the goalkeeper to double the host’s lead.

Stapenhill managed to pull a goal back just before half time. George Teeney was hauled down inside the area by Matty Russell and he dusted himself down to dispatch the penalty to reduce the deficit.

Heading into the break, Winsford had a 2-1 lead but were unlucky not to be ahead by more. The attacking duo of Duckworth and Boden caused Stapenhill’s defence problems all game.

On the hour mark, Winsford finally put one of their chances away. A deflected shot landed kindly at the feet of Ryan Jackson, who smashed the ball into the back of the net from close range for Winsford's third.

A controversial goal to say the least – the linesman initially gave offside, but after he had consulted with the referee the goal was finally awarded.

That was the final goal in the game giving The Blues a comfortable victory. A special mention goes to Adam Barlow and Danny Kerr, who dominated midfield.

Another win for Lee Duckworth’s side sees Winsford progress to the next round of the FA Vase. The Blues are back in action on Tuesday against local rivals Northwich Victoria at the Barton Stadium.