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Thursday night football in Penwortham

Christmas Stuffing

No Cheer Here


Bare bones seven this week and 2 turned up late so not off to the best possible start. Once fully assembled we had Goose in nets, Phil and Joe at the back, Matt, Sean and Gary in the middle and Andy up front. Our (dubious) stand-in goal keeper for the first 5 minutes tried his best, managed to control Joe's pacy back pass and distribute it out to Sean on the right wing, but that was about the end of his notable contribution. Had to stop one shot, but only succeeded in pushing to it to a different Redline player, who promptly dispatched it into the back of the net. One - nil down. Goose arrives, this will surely stabilise the ship, Phil Rigby turns up 3 minutes later, now we have 7, game on!

Not a lot between the sides, Redline perhaps making the best of the efforts that come their way, but it's not all one way traffic. Then a move down the right hand side of the pitch from Redline, a thunderbolt launched from the sidelines, Goose beaten all ends up and the ball thunders in via the underside of the crossbar. Not much we, or Goose, could do against that. We get to half time, no spare players so no substitute possibilities. We kick off in the second half, not a lot has changed, Redline finish an attack with a kick of the ball outside the ground and while I'm trying to recover it, they have the temerity to score a third goal, so difficult for me to relay what happened. Probably safe to say it was a bit of a fluke. Matt hits a lovely shot that was destined for the top right hand corner of the goal before the Redline keeper pushes it around the post.

Redline finish the evening off with a 4th goal. Oh dear.

Were they four goals better than us, no they weren't, a flattering scoreline for Redline FC.

Redline FC    4 - 0    Never Odd or Even


No games on Thursday 20th and Thursday 27th December, it's the mid-winter break.

Next game - 3rd January - we are playing Ajax Trees Down at 8.30pm.
 

Best Wishes for a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and for a Healthy and Prosperous New Year


 

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 loose 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 - 29th November - we are playing Man Dem at 9.15pm.