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Edition No. 222

Date:- 10 October 2005

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Craven Minor- Redgate Rovers

Under 7

Redgate U 7s are now playing in the Craven Minor friendly league and both the Greens and Yellows are acquitting themselves well.

The Yellows played out a superb game against Birkdale with both sides evenly matched. There were strong performances from Luke Rawcliffe in midfield and Michael Sumner in defence, and a fine strikers goal from Oliver McDonald to cap an excellent team performance.

The Greens are a very strong side and proved this against Burscough with outstanding goal scoring from Jack Osbourne who was ably supplied by some great crosses from Marcus Kavanagh and strong midfield running from Danny Shearwood.

Under 9
Redgate Green - 1 Formby A - 4

The Greens played really well in this local derby, Formby turned a little strong in the end but the score line slightly
flattered them.

Carl Sutcliffe in goal made some good saves in the first half keeping the score line to 1-0 at half time. Man Of The Match Andrew Marsh was magnificent in defence breaking down many attacks, he was ably assisted by Josh Jackson.

Redgate's midfield duo of James Smith and Sam Holcroft battled hard with strong tackles and good distribution. One such pass from Smith released James Mitcheson who out passed the last defender and was unlucky to see his shot well saved by the keeper. Ellie Alderson linked well up front with Ben Davies and Matthew Mercer.

Rovers, pushing to get level allowed Formby to take advantage and score 3 quick goals. The Greens heads didn't go down and their determination paid off with a goal, a good strike from Matthew Guildford was to strong for the Formby keeper keep hold of. Redgate kept pressing and were unlucky not to score on a few occasions in the last minutes of the game.

Redgate Black 5 - 0 Kingsford

This was an excellent team performance and Redgate thoroughly deserved this win, not just for today's performance, but for the way they have played and supported each other in the last few weeks.

Rovers would have gone behind in the first minute, but for an outstanding save from Jamie Fazal, who somehow managed to deflect a shot over the bar from point blank range, Dudek vs. Shevchenko style, and this helped to keep a clean sheet for the first time this season.

Redgate soon took control of the match, with excellent passing and movement, and showed a genuine will to win. Jamie Radcliffe opened the scoring with a fine finish, and battled throughout the match. Michael McVey scored a fine goal and his sixth of the season, and produced some powerful tackles.

Carly Jackson's skill and awareness of her team mates was a joy to watch, and she scored with a composed finish. Lewis Griffiths-Hughes gave another dynamic performance and Bailey Williams won every tackle he went in for, both deserved a goal today.

Man of the match was Mark Hogan, who capped an outstanding match with two fine goals, and he came close to a hat-trick near  the end when he blazed a shot narrowly wide of the upright.

Southport JFC ‘B’ - 0 Redgate Rovers Yellow - 6

A comfortable win for Redgate following last week’s disappointment. Redgate worked the ball well straight from the off with Matthew CROUGHAN and Freddie RUSSELL, man of the match, working well down the left. Michael PANES, who had only just come on the pitch, opened the scoring and soon added a second following good work down the right by Craig LOWE.    ....continued....

....continued.... Dan ABDOUS netted the third goal and was only prevented from getting his second in the first half by a fine save by the Southport keeper who had to be their man of the match. Dan made up for this in the second half when he did score his second goal. Ben HEAP and Sam BENNETT each got a goal in what is becoming their own style, Ben poaching the ball at the back post and Sam with yet another long range effort.

This game gave other players the chance to try out other positions, Ciaran McCarthy who played down the right and Chris MUIR who had a good steady performance up front and in midfield. Ryan WALKER got a chance to play out of goal and tormented Southport down the left wing throughout the second half. All in all a good days work.

'A'Under 10
Redgate Yellows 1 - 4 Southport Trinity

A closer game than the score-line suggested but the visitors established control of the game in the second half and deserved their win.

The only goal in a very tight first half came directly from a corner and went to Southport Trinity. Redgate, with Lewis Shaw prominent in attack, went close on three separate occasions but just couldn't force home the goal they deserved.

Redgate were caught short at the back twice at the beginning of the second half and confident finishing allowed the visitors to establish a commanding three goal lead. Sam Emsley then finished Redgate's best move of the game but any hopes of a revival were ended when the Redgate goalkeeper handled the ball outside the area and the resultant free kick flew high into the Redgate net.

The Yellows are at home to Hesketh Colts on Sunday in the preliminary round of the Wilf Jenkinson Cup.

Redgate Rovers 0 - Southport Trinity A - 2

Redgate Rovers were really unlucky conceding 2 early goals seconds into the start of each half. Both goals were scored by Jack Golding. Despite intense pressure from Redgate and numerous goal attempts by Conor Brown and Jordan Reais, Redgate failed to get the goal which their play deserved. Dependable goalkeeping by man of the match Liam McKevitt and timely interceptions by Chip Rowan and Joe Cashmore ensured that further attempts by Trinity were thwarted.

Colts B
Under 12

Redgate Under 12s continued their fine form in the Hightown league with a 5-2 victory over the excellent Thornton Boys. Rovers were slow to
start coming to terms with a new formation which eventually played dividends.

Sean McCartney scored the opener from a corner then turned provider to set up Tom Greenwood with an excellent goal. Peter
Aylmer then made it 3-0 and followed this up with a great cross for Greenwood to calmly put away his second.

Bobby Hearnshaw then kept up his scoring run with a determined run. Thornton hit back with 2 goals but Tom Simpson who has been in excellent form saved a last minute penalty. This weekend they defeated Porto 5-0 to keep up their 100% start.

In the CML they progressed through to the next round of the Disley Cup with a comfortable victory over Southport the  highlight being a goal from Nick Brown.

Girls Formby JSC - 3 Redgate Rovers - 6

The first local 'derby' of its kind was comfortably won by Redgate although the home side kept trying right until the end.

An early strike from Jade Brooks was quickly cancelled out by an unfortunate own goal but Redgate took the game to their opponents throughout and were rewarded before half time with further goals from Jade Brooks, Rachael Carragher and Lucy Cunningham.

The home side scored immediately after the re-start when the Redgate goalkeeper dropped the ball into her net from a corner but a second goal from Lucy Cunningham and a tremendous free-kick from Georgia Jones put Redgate in command. Formby scored a late consolation goal which typified their spirit throughout.

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