Minor- Redgate Rovers
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
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.
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
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
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
....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.
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.
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.
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
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.