Stevenson marks first senior appearance with final finish

Hanover's Jeff Crowe (left) up against Adam Magee of Seagoe during Saturday's league derby at Tarsan Lane.
Hanover's Jeff Crowe (left) up against Adam Magee of Seagoe during Saturday's league derby at Tarsan Lane.
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Adam Stevenson made his mark at senior level in Hanover colours with a debut goal during Saturday’s derby rout at Seagoe.

Struggling Seagoe proved on the backfoot from the first whistle as Hanover gained a boost in the promotion push with success by 8-0.

Stevenson’s impressive scoring ratio with the reserves attracted the attention of Bill Richardson and the Hanover boss introduced the striker off the bench at Tarsan Lane. Stevenson grabbed the final goal on his first appearance - with Justin Bradley leading the visitors’ scoring chart on three.

“We had four missing from the previous match,” said Glenn McCullough, the Seagoe boss. “However, Hanover dominated from start to finish and deserved the win.”

A penalty kick allowed Dean Bunting to break the deadlock on the path to full points and a welcome clean sheet.

Bradley opened his account off a Steven Douglas delivery then Scott McCullough increased the gap to 3-0 with a fine solo strike.

Chris Elliott’s free-kick finish proved the Hanover highlight then a Bradley brace wrapped up the striker’s treble, with the in-form forward converting one Bunting cross with an acrobatic effort.

Douglas’ left-foot finish made it 7-0 before Stevenson’s contribution as a substitute.

SEAGOE: Jamie Greenaway, John Wilson, Nathan O’Hara, Stuart Corkin, Andrew Penniston, Clive Davison, Matt Halliday, Johnny Hannah, Adam Magee, Andrew Phun, William Kerr. Subs: Bailey Black, Matthew Currie, David Cully.

HANOVER: Joel Armstrong, Chris Kerr, Jason Woods, Jeff Crowe, Neil Cochrane, Steven Herron, Scott McCullough, Chris Elliott, Steven Douglas, Dean Bunting, Justin Bradley. Subs: Adam Stevenson, Stephen Woods, Chris Jeffers.