On-song striker Bradley hands Hanover control with touch of class in front of goal to seal victory at Brownstown Park

Justin Bradley on show for Hanover.
Justin Bradley on show for Hanover.

Justin Bradley’s four-goal haul on Saturday pushed the striker’s personal tally to 38 for the season in Hanover colours.

His second, in particular, had manager Bill Richardson searching for superlatives in praise of the summer arrival.

“He scored four and was just in a different class on Saturday,” said Richardson. “He put us 3-1 up with an unreal goal by chesting Neil Cochrane’s upfield pass past a Bourneview marker then smashing it home.

“He reacts so quickly to situations and his return is unbelievable when you consider Justin never takes a penalty or free-kick.

“That superb second goal also came at a crucial time in the match as we had a player sent off at 2-0 then Bourneview got one back but when we moved 3-1 up it gave us an extra lift.”

Bradley broke the deadlock before Dean Bunting doubled the advantage courtesy of a slick free-kick.

He scored four and was just in a different class on Saturday

Bill Richardson

A Gary Hill corner-kick delivery caused problems in the Hanover box to hand the Mill a lifeline. However, Bradley’s touch of class provided Hanover with control and he added a brace before the close, with Jeff Crowe also on target.

HANOVER: Joel Armstrong, Shane McKinney, Jason Woods, Neil Cochrane, Jeff Crowe, Steven Herron, Steven Douglas, Scott McCullough, Chris Elliott, Dean Bunting, Justin Bradley. Subs: Stephen Woods, Gary Richardson, Chris Kerr, Richard Lappin, Matthew Shortt.

BOURNEVIEW MILL: Andrew Neill, Thomas McClelland, Ross McDonald, Mark Boyce, Geoff Neill, David Stewart, Stephen Elliott, Andrew Weir, Gary Hill, Andrew Topley, Scott McCrory. Subs: Dean Currie, Kyle Abraham, Chris Traynor.