Thursday night football in Penwortham

Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear

Quality Strike Bursts Our Bubble

We kicked off with 7 players, Goose back in the nets after an absence of nearly 3 months (would he be rusty?), Jake and Phil in defence, Joe, Mark and Sean in midfield and Andy up front. We were playing our long time foes Redstar Fulwood, who turned up claiming to be down to 5 men, but with a couple of hastily assembled recruits to fill in the gaps. Mind games?

The game kicked off and turned out to be an open, free flowing affair. We were pretty much giving as good as we got, but seemed to be unable to hang on to the ball for any length of time. Goose wasn't too busy, Phil and Jake had things pretty well organised at the back (Jake even managed to pop up in attack on occasions), Sean, Mark and Joe were bustling backwards and forwards either helping our defence or developing our attacks and Andy was making a nuisance of himself up front. So 0 - 0 at half time, everything to play for.

The second half started off much like the first, not a lot between us, chances at both ends, but as the half progressed the Redstar chances became more and more promising. They had two near misses, the ball hitting the post and bobbling dangerously along the goal line before being cleared to safety. On 3 or 4 occasions Redstar pushed the ball down the right hand side with just a bit too much pace for their player to run on to. Five minutes to go, they pushed the ball down the right, this time with just the right amount of pace, pull back by Redstar forward perfectly into the path of their incoming midfielder, sweet strike and ball tucked in at the near post. We pushed on and had a couple of free kicks that Redstar worried but they clung onto a 1 - 0 win and for them a good start to the season.

Never Odd or Even     0 - 1     Redstar Fulwood

Man Dem up next at 7pm on 11th October, they gave us a bit of a pasting at the end of last season. What will next week hold?