RADGATE FOOTBALL RESULTS.....
- Birkdale Girls 1-4
A 4th successive away
win for Redgate was achieved by some excellent all round play
against worthy opponents in Birkdale.
With a number of regular players unavailable Redgate pressed hard to
establish the initiative and were rewarded with two first half goals
from Lucy Cunningham and then an own goal. Redgate were tight at the
back where Sarah Williams and Beth Dodd were prominent.
Despite the loss of an early deflected goal at the start of the
second half Redgate continued to press forward at every opportunity
and gradually took control of midfield allowing both Rachel
Carragher and Jade Brooks to score for the fourth successive game.
Birkdale battled hard but ultimately to no avail.
Redgate Under 7s
The Greens continued
their football development with a friendly game against Southport
Their were excellent performances from Luke Rawcliffe and Joseph
Ramsay the goal-scorers, and Edward Atherton in goal ably supported
by Joe McNulty with some well timed clearances in defence.
Redgate Rovers Yellow - Birkdale -
On a gloomy day in
Birkdale the U7's came good in the end to defeat a resolute Birkdale
team that defended in numbers.
The first half was a frustrating affair with Redgate dominating the
game without converting any chances. Their normal blend of incisive
flowing football not up to their usual high standards.
In the second half however they got the vital goal they needed and
began to open up the opposition. Birthday boy Dominic Giblin had
little to do in the Redgate goal but kept his concentration well to
make some vital saves when required. Thomas Croughan had a good
game, his long throws and foraging runs always causing Birkdale
Jack Osborne's pace and tenacity up front ensured he scored an
outstanding Hat-Trick to go with his double Hat-Trick the week
Redgate Rovers Green - 0 Town Green - 0
The Greens built on last
week's good performance with another fine display against Town
Green. This was a hard fought match between 2 evenly matched teams.
Both teams created chances but fine goalkeeping by Alex Buckley and
tireless running by the Redgate defenders prevented Town Green from
scoring. Joseph Lowe (MOM), Thomas Drela and Lewis Wright caused
problems for the Town Green defence with some strong tackling and
Redgate's best chance fell to Joseph Lowe who's well struck shot
forced a fine save from the Town Green goalkeeper. Overall a draw
was a fair result with the Greens continuing to improve week by
Redgate Green - 1 Burscough - 4
Another tough encounter
for the Greens with little reward for their efforts. The score line
flattered Burscough as Redgate deserved at least a point out of this
fixture. On a very small pitch with very long grass Burscough
settled quickly and scored early from a long range speculative
Rovers started to find their feet and pushed and harried but
struggled to breach the Burscough goal line. Redgate conceded again,
this seemed to spur the Greens on they pulled one back from a superb
strike from Man Of The Match James Smith after some determined
battling he created his own chance and finished it well.
Ellie Alderson upfront made good runs and distributed the ball well,
she linked up with James Mitcheson, Matthew Guildford and Ben Davies
in midfield. Matthew Mercer played a good game switching between
attack and midfield. Josh Jackson was reliable as ever in defence
along with Andrew Marsh and Sam Holcroft. The team continued to
battle throughout the game but eventually lost 2 further goals from
set pieces. Carl Sutcliffe in goal grows with confidence each week
and made some great saves throughout the game.
- Under 10
- Hesketh Colts 1-3
Redgate continued to
build on last weeks good work to record a well deserved first away
win of the season with another impressive performance.
Redgate took the game to their opponents in the first half and were
unfortunate to find themselves a goal behind at the break. However,
in the second half Redgate gradually took control and fully deserved
their equaliser from Sam Dudley. The same player, revelling in his
new role up front, then crashed the ball against the bar.
Patient built up play between James McCall and Lewis Shaw sent Man
Of The Match Sean Sayle in for an excellent second goal and Lewis
Shaw then scored a third, pouncing alertly on a fumble by the home
goalkeeper. The new defensive partnership of Sam Emsley and Neil
Williams then successfully dealt with some late pressure from the
Redgate Rovers - 4 Hesketh Colts A - 0
A well deserved victory
for Redgate. The whole team played with determination throughout and
a battling first half was rewarded with some great goals.
The scoring was initiated early in the first half by Man Of The
Match Joe Cashmore followed by a great shot by Harry Atherton and a
speedy follow up by Connor Brown. The score was rounded to an even
number by Connor moments before the
half time whistle. Despite continuing the pressure throughout the
second half several shots failed to make the back of the net.
At the back resilient defending by Chip Rowan, Phil Roberts and Joe
ensured that Hesketh made no reply.
Redgate Rovers - 4 Southport Trinity - 3
A combination of
devastating finishing skills and never-say-die defending earned
Redgate's under-11s an outstanding Trisconi Cup triumph over
James Rowan's precisely picked out through-ball sent Josh Giblin
sprinting clear to round the keeper and fire Redgate ahead, Giblin
almost repaid the favour with a header into Rowan's path - the
Trinity keeper blocking this time - before Rowan squeezed a near
post shot under the home goalkeeper to make it 2-0.
If Rovers already thought they were through to the semi-finals, they
were mistaken. Trinity rallied bravely. Zac Ball headed superbly off
the line, before Trinity's captain crashed the rebound into the roof
of the net.
But with Rovers defending resiliently, their pacey strikers always
looked threatening. Greg Banks raced clear to make it 3-1, Trinity
came back again - 3-2. Banks extended the advantage again with a
sublime strike - controlling with one foot before clipping a shot
into the top corner.
Trinity were still not finished and a magnificent free-kick made it
4-3 and ensured Rovers had to defend stoutly once again before
deservedly earning their place in the last 4.
Redgate Under 12s had a very successful fundraising Race Night for
their Holland 2006 tour due to the kind sponsorship of
MerseyPetDirect.com, EWS Print and Blue Anchor.
On the pitch they also had a successful weekend, with an 8-2 victory
over Grosvenor in the Hightown league with another Bobby Hearnshaw
hat-trick, 2 goals from Peter Aylmer, and contributions from Thomas
McDonald, Sean McCartney and Matthew Fisher.
In the CML they had another tough encounter with Formby falling
behind to a goal in the second minute before hitting back through
Ryan Barron and a wonder strike from Bobby Hearnshaw to win it.
Redgate's defence were in excellent form with a superb display from
Liam Carragher backed up by Leum Ward and the keeping of Tom
REDGATE 1 SJFC 3
Redgate lost their
unbeaten record in a tough cup tie against first division Southport.
Redgate took time to settle against a physical opposition but should
have had a penalty when Michael Brown was upended in the penalty
area. But after 15 minutes the home side took the lead when a
Southport forward was given too much time and space to curl a fine
shot into the Redgate net. Redgate fought back strongly and the rest
of the half was very even but few chances were created at either
In the second half Redgate pushed for an equaliser but were caught
out once again when the opposition were given too much time on the
ball and another unstoppable shot flew past Phil Mahon. Redgate
replied in the best possible way and Lewis Ricketts scored a fine
individual goal straight from the kick off. Chris Lackner was
causing trouble down the left wing but his crosses couldn’t find a
Redgate head. Chasing a second equaliser Redgate were caught on the
break and the third goal did not reflect the balance of play.
Redgate fought bravely and despite pressure they couldn’t get
another goal. In a very creditable performance Adam Delaney in
defence and both Chris Lackner and Danny Ward on the flanks gave
strong performances and didn’t deserve to be on a losing side.