Miller hits a treble as Reds ease through in Senior Cup

Crawley Town V Eastbourne Utd in Sussex Senior Cup (Pic by Jon and Joe Rigby) SUS-140412-142551002
Crawley Town V Eastbourne Utd in Sussex Senior Cup (Pic by Jon and Joe Rigby) SUS-140412-142551002
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Shaun Miller fired a hat-trick as Crawley Town eased into the quarter-finals on the Sussex Senior Cup last night.

The loan striker netted a ten-minute treble as a strong Reds side blew away County League side Eastbourne United with a 5-1 victory at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.

Crawley Town V Eastbourne Utd in Sussex Senior Cup (Pic by Jon and Joe Rigby) SUS-140412-142737002

Crawley Town V Eastbourne Utd in Sussex Senior Cup (Pic by Jon and Joe Rigby) SUS-140412-142737002

Lanre Oyebanjo opened the scoring withing ten minutes with his first goal for the club as he cut in front the right and fired home a powerful shot.

Miller, making his full debut, then hit a quick-fire treble starting with heading home Lewis Young cross on 27 minutes.

The Coventry man then side-footed home Gavin Tomlin’s cross on 33 minutes, before volleying his third four minutes later after Jimmy Smith’s hot was saved.

The visitors netted a consolation with ten minutes left as Baulo Camara side-footed the ball into the far corner.

The home side were to have the final say, however, as Sonny Bradley finished Conor Henderson’s corner from ten yards three minutes later.

Crawley: Jensen, Oyebanjo, Leacock (Bawling 55), Walsh, Bradley, Smith (Banya 45), Henderson, Elliott, Young, Tomlin (Richefond 75), Miller. Unused subs: Isaacs.