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Thursday night football in Penwortham

Another Draw

At Least We Made A Point


Back to seven players this week, Goose in nets, Phil and Jake at the back, Mark, Chris and Sean in the middle and Andy up front. Up against Redline FC - the sort of annoying team that like to pass the ball around quickly and precisely. Off we went, giving as good as we got, Goose not too busy in goals, plenty of huff and puff and effort from us. Not much in the first 10 minutes, then a Redline move creates an opening, a well hit shot, they're 1 - 0 up. We stick at it, grab an equaliser by half time - Andy knocks one in - and it's all to play for in the second half.

Second half, more of the same. Half way through, Andy tries to take the ball round a defender, gets fouled but the ball immediately breaks lose to Mark, who calmly knocks it in the back of the net. 2 - 1 up and 10 minutes to play. We're hanging on a bit, Redline have more of the ball, they're becoming more and more anxious, but we manage to fend them off. Then, with the last strike on goal of the match, a Jake own goal (header) gives them the equaliser.

Much gloom (after coming so close to taking all 3 points).

Redline FC    2 - 2     Never Odd or Even


Next week - 1st November - we are playing Lads on Toure at 9.15pm.
 

That's More Like It

Points Proving Particularly Patchy


Back to 7 players this week - hurrah - with a special guest appearance from Chris Heaney, back in Preston for a weekend's rest and recovery. So we started, and finished, with Goose in nets, Joe and Phil at the back, Matt, Sean and Chris in midfield and Andy up front, Mark Heaney was on the touchline ready to respond to any crisis. We had a couple of competitive games against Unathletico Madrid last season, how would this one turn out?

Not much in it for the first 10 minutes, Goose made a couple of good stops and we had a similar number of efforts. Then Andy unleashed a left foot thunderbolt from 20 years out that flew into the bottom left hand corner of the net, 1 - 0 up. Well that just upset our opponents, a tremendous shot, 25 yards out, from the touchline flew in to the net, a back pass to Goose ended up with their attacker nicking it past our helpless keeper. so 2 - 1 down at halftime.

We upped the intensity and work rate in the second half and looked a lot better, Unathletico were being pretty well contained. Mid way through the second half we got the equaliser. A few minutes later we made it 3 - 2, we just need to hang on for the last 5 minutes. Sounds easy, not quite so straightforward in real life. Unathletico get their equaliser with the last kick of the game.

First point of the season, I know how Neil Warnock feels, if only we could have signed Mitrovic!

Never Odd or Even     3 - 3     Unathletico Madrid


Next week - Redline FC are our opponents at 8.30pm on the 25th October.