Thursday night football in Penwortham

Redstar Revisited

1 Goal Each, 1 Point Each (Sigh)

Goose unavailable this week, attending a photography award event (fingers crossed), so Phil 'The Cat' Rigby was drafted into nets as his replacement. This allowed Paul and Jake to play in defence (with Jake adopting a 'roving' brief - seemed to pop up in attack countless times) - Joe, Mark and Matt in midfield and Andy up front. Gary and his tender shoulder watched the game from the sidelines in the first half.

Not much in the first 15 minutes, Phil was pretty quiet in the nets, we had a number of shots, but were struggling to get them on target, unsure how many times the ball flashed just wide of their posts. Then a shot by Redstar, relax it's going wide, but a slight deflection from Matt takes it on the knee of a Redstar forward, from which it bobbles in to the back of the net to everyone's amazement (including the Redstar forward) and Phil's absolute disgust. Joe wasn't happy before, even more disgruntled now. One nil down at halftime.

Change of plan, Jake came off, Gary went on, Joe dropped in to defence. Still much the same Phil more or less a spectator, we're pinging balls towards their goal, but their goalkeeper's hands aren't getting too warm. Then Andy seized his moment and knocked it in to the back of the net from 10 yards out, just left of the centre of the goal. Back in it. Time for our final change, Jake back on, Matt off for the last 10 minutes. The only real action of note in the end game was a nicely struck shot from Redstar that looked to be going in next to our right hand post until Phil 'flapped' at it and pushed it out for a corner. Why can't he keep a hold of these? What would Goose say? (Matt's view was that Goose would have been very impressed.)

Never Redstar Fulwood     1 - 1     Never Odd or Even

Next week - Man Dem are our opponents at 9.15pm on the 29th November.