HIGH-flying Hexham continued their recent good form with a 2-0 win over Forest Hall.

Martin Lowes’ side managed to translate their winning run to the Reeves Independent George Dobbins League Cup.

The green and whites were ahead inside 10 minutes, when Peter McRoberts’ corner was met at the front post by striker Kurtis Harvey, whose brave diving header flew past the keeper.

Hexham doubled their advantage on 25 minutes with a fine move. Winger Robbie Pattison killed the ball on the left, before cutting inside and passing to Dylan Mabunu, who hit a firm low shot to the goalkeeper’s right. But Hexham didn’t have it all their own way against a quick, mobile Forest Hall side.

Goalkeeper Tom Craney was called into action on 38 minutes, when a visiting attacker cut in from the right flank, and forced Craney into a good save.

Despite the scare, Hexham went into the break 2-0 up and looked good value for their lead.

On 65 minutes, Owen Murtough picked up the ball outside the box and unleashed a fierce 25-yard drive which produced a tremendous save from the Forest Hall keeper.

Forest struck the woodwork on 80 minutes, and Craney came to the rescue again with another good save, pushing the ball onto the right-hand post.

Hexham travel to Croft Park to face Blyth Spartans Reserves in the Team Valley Carpets Combination Cup, on Saturday.

The club is putting on a bus for supporters. Anyone keen to travel should contact Tom Hacking on 07956005177.