Thursday night football in Penwortham

Amongst the Points Again

But Only One This Week

Nine players this week, so we started with Goose in nets, Paul and Jake at the back, Joe, Sean and Gary in the middle and Andy up front, Mark 'Under the Weather' Heaney and Matt in the wings for high impact substitution later in the game. Up against Unathletico Madrid, who enjoy a competitive game, are never slow to claim for a free kick or a throw in (despite the ball having clearly gone directly out of play from one of their players at the end of a 14 pass move) and enjoy lively conversations with the referee. How was it all going to play out this week?

Unathletico proved pacey and skilful as usual, created a number of chances, forced a number of corners and Goose had to make some smarties saves, but we were equally competitive. Joe found himself in attack, had a shot, bounced off a defender, pushed back to Joe, another shot, another couple of deflections and the ball ends up nestling in the Unathletico net. One nil up after 15 minutes.

Andy off for a rest at half time so Sean got pushed up in to attack, with Matt taking Sean's place in midfield. This saw us play in a slightly different fashion, more working the ball up to Sean from the back, less of the long ball upfield foe Andy to get on the end of. Unathletico continued to attack and produced another 2 or 3 good saves from Goose, but we had chances as well. Andy came back on in place of Gary, who was only of the field for a couple of minutes, because Joe was struggling to compete in the last 7 or 8 minutes. Then, it happened, Unathletico finally convert one of their chances to get it back to a draw. So a share of the points that night.

Never Odd or Even    1 - 1    Unathletico Madrid

Next week - 13th December - we are playing Redline FC at 7.45pm.