Redgate Green - 2 Hesketh
Bank - 0
ANOTHER fine display of good
football and battling qualities with Redgate running out 2-0
winners. The Greens took control early on with good solid
defending. Josh Jackson kept it tight at left back with Andrew
Marsh looking assured, tackling and coming forward with the
The first goal came from one
of Marsh's forays forward. After a well timed interception,
Marsh released Matthew Guildford who took the ball in his stride
effortlessly, a well disguised side step opened up the goal for
a rasping low shot, the keeper did well to parry the ball away,
only for goal poacher Ellie Alderson to pounce and drive the
ball home to take the lead. Redgate never looked in danger of
loosing from then on. Matthew Mercer was very strong leading
the front line along with Ben Davies who made some lovely mazy
runs, putting the Hesketh Bank defence under constant pressure.
Carl Sutcliffe kept another clean
sheet with confident goal keeping and great distribution. Sam
Holcroft was like a tiger switching form midfield to defence,
along with James Smith's determination the pair didn't allow Hesketh
Banks good attacking line a sniff of a chance throughout the
game. James Smith finished off the game with a superb run and
shot into the top right corner. Each week the team improve and
go from strength to strength.
- Redgate Rovers - 1
Town Green B - 2
IN a fast paced 40 minutes both
teams played well in an end to end game. Town Green's goals
came at the end of the first half and the beginning of the
second. After initially allowing their heads to go down
Redgate picked up the pace and piled on the pressure.
Secure defending by MOM Chip
Rowan, Phil Roberts and brave goalkeeping by Liam McKevitt
ensured that Town Green's attempts at goal were thwarted.
Redgate's goal was the result of a great one two by Connor
Brown and Will Gardiner, slid into the back of the net by
Rovers Yellow 1 Southport FCJB 4
THIS was a much closer game than the
score-line suggests with the main difference between the
teams being the visitor's ability to make the most of their
chances. The first half was even with Southport opening the
scoring with a very well taken strike and then doubling
their advantage soon after. Redgate were always in
contention with Sam Dudley going close twice, his second
effort being particularly well saved.
Redgate conceded a third goal
at the beginning of the second half but then had their best
AT TOP OF NEXT COLUMN...
...continued... Lewis Shaw scored their opener and went close to further
reducing the arrears, developing a good understanding with Steven
Maitland who had a very promising debut. The visitors scored their
fourth on the break but Redgate kept working until the end and were
unfortunate not to find the net with a number of close efforts.
Pilkingtons - 2 Redgate Rovers - 0
REDGATE'S Under-11s produced their snappiest, sharpest, most
committed performance of the season - but it wasn't enough to secure
a famous Cup victory.
The boys still left Pilkingtons' enormous pitch with their heads
held high, however, and the knowledge that their display augurs well
for the rest of the season. Pilkingtons were the more dangerous
side, but some sound handling from goalkeeper Adam Broughton and
some superbly timed tackles by defender Lewis Steen kept the home
team at bay.
One perfectly executed sliding tackle from behind by Steen saved a
certain goal and went some way to earning the defender a well-earned
Man of the Match trophy. With Josh Holcroft also making a series of
solid challenges, it took a well finished goal to separate the sides
Even then Josh Giblin went close for Rovers with a dipping
free-kick. Pilkingtons made it 2-0 with a fierce long range drive,
but Redgate's head's still didn't go down and they took plenty of
credit from a much-improved performance.
Redgate Rovers - 6 Churchtown Jags - 2
AFTER 2 weeks inactivity Redgate got back on track with a well
deserved win playing some of their best football of the season.
Redgate took an early lead with a fine individual goal from Mike
Brown who beat his man and lobbed the opposition keeper from 25
yards. With Pat Jackson dominating the midfield Redgate took full
control and penned Churchtown in their own half. Danny Ward came
close on two occasions and Chris Lackner was equally impressive down
the left wing. Redgate increased their lead when Danny Ward cracked
in a low free kick from 25 yards that left the keeper helpless. Mike
Brown hit his second five minutes later with a beautiful half volley
from 30 yards which flew into the net and he could have had a third
but shot over the bar after a great passing movement from one end of
the pitch to the other.
Churchtown got back into the game courtesy of an error by the
referee and matters got worse when Mike Speed was injured and had to
go off which unsettled the defence and Churchtown pinched a second
goal. However, Redgate responded and Mike Brown scored a poacher’s
goal to claim his hat trick. Danny Hughes then scored the fifth with
a delicate chip over the advancing keeper. Danny Ward completed the
scoring after good work by Olly Tenwick. His header set Ward free
and he sped down the wing before firing in a terrific cross shot
into the far top corner of the net. In a keenly contested and
sporting game Redgate deservedly came out on top and despite Pat
Jackson’s first class display in midfield man of the match must go
to Mike Brown who scored a quality hat trick.