York V Knowsley; Dallas Cup Match Report
Report produced by:- Kevin
ON a perfect
playing surface, Knowsley started the brighter; Knowsley passed the
ball around giving Manhattan no time to close them down. On 10
minutes a great move down the right side saw Kyle Hamid cross the
ball into the penalty area for Ryan Kehoe to slot home ( good
finish) 1-0. However, Manhattan soon found their feet and started to
get into the game, causing Knowsley problems when they got in
between the Knowsley defence and started to create chances.
Knowsley however, continued to play on the counter attack, cleverly
passing and moving. On 23 minutes good work from Craig Noone down
the left side crossing again another great ball into the box this
time Georgie Donnelly passing the ball into the net, 2-0.
Manhattan got back into the game and won a free kick on the edge of
the box, poor defending from Knowsley, Manhattan delivered a good
ball into the box and the Knowsley keeper could not keep hold of the
cross leaving the Manhattan striker to score from 5 yards. 2-1 HALF
Knowsley restored their pattern of play and within 5 minutes they
scored again, a free kick from the right side in which 6ft defender
Mathew Jones converted with a powerful header, 3-1.
Knowsley looked revitalized in the 2nd half and were doing the
basics right, defending well, communicating and maintaining
possession in midfield. On 55 minutes, substitute Steven Williams
pulling the strings in midfield, scored a 25 yard wonder goal to
make the score 4-1.
On 70 minutes Andy ford scored another goal calmly passing the ball
into the net after some neat Knowsley interplay, 5-1. Credit must be
given to Manhattan who despite the score continued to work hard and
try to make things difficult for Knowsley.
However, the USA boys were unable to stop Steven Williams, who
firmly announced his arrival in the USA with another fantastic
strike on 82 minutes to make the score, 6-1.
Finally to wrap up the match in Knowsley’s favour, Georgie Donnelly
picked up the ball and moved forward un-opposed to drive the ball
sweetly into the top right hand corner from 20 yards out, 7-1 FULL
A satisfactory start to the tour, Knowsley must now concentrate on
defending as a team.
Spinal Unit from Fletchers Solicitors
donation from Southport-based law firm Fletchers Solicitors has
enabled Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust's Regional Spinal
Injuries Centre to purchase vital rehabilitation equipment.
Centre director Pradip Sett said:- "We are very grateful to
Fletchers for this generous donation which has enabled us to buy
much needed equipment to help patients with their rehabilitation."
The equipment bought includes; an Evolv Glider, which allows
patients to exercise their legs using upper body strength whilst
standing supported in the machine, an Actuator Grandstand, which
allows patients to receive therapy in an upright position, four
tilting over-bed mirrors for patients who have to lie flat on their
back, six Vacuaid suction machines for patients being ventilated,
two laptop computers and an Xsensor display unit used to monitor
pressure points in real time on patients either in bed or in a
Presenting a cheque for £19,000, Fletchers Solicitors senior partner
Rob Fletcher said:- "We are delighted to be able to support
the centre in its vital rehabilitation work. The money was raised
partly from an auction held at our clients and friends golf day at
Hesketh Golf Club where we promised to match the total sum raised."
Fletchers partner Ed Fletcher, himself a paraplegic wheelchair user,
added:- "It is great to be able to support people involved in
serious injury rehabilitation. My team at Fletchers specialises in
spinal cord injury claims and I have seen for myself how important
effective rehabilitation is in the cases.
When I was 17 and my best friend Ben broke his neck playing rugby
and I saw how much red tape he had to get through to get
compensation. Around this time I was thinking about a career and
decided to become a solicitor and help people like Ben. Ironically,
a few years later I was involved in a freak motorcycle accident
which left me paralysed from the waist down."
Audiology, ENT and the Eye Unit are moving from the SGI
THE Eye Unit,
ENT service and Audiology service are moving from Southport General
Infirmary. The last clinics took place at Southport General
Infirmary on Thursday 29 March 2007. Outpatient clinics will take
place either at Southport & Formby District General Hospital or
Ormskirk & District General Hospital and you will be offered a
choice as applicable. A confirmation letter will be sent to you
prior to your next attendance.
Pacients should not the following:-
* Eye and ENT clinics will be held in the refurbished ward 4a at
Southport & Formby District General Hospital
* Acute Referral Eye clinics will also be held in ward 4a at
* Current Clinics held at Ormskirk & District General Hospital will
* A new Ophthalmic Theatre will be built as part of the Ormskirk &
District General Hospital main theatre complex
* Ophthalmic Day Ward will relocate to F ward at Ormskirk
* Children will continue to be seen at Ormskirk eye clinic or at the
new eye clinic at Southport & Formby District General Hospital (as
* Children's eye day surgery will be done on the day ward at the
Children's Unit at Ormskirk.
* Audiology clinics will be held in what was the midwifery led unit
at Southport & Formby District General Hospital
* The audiology open access clinics will be held on Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday 9.00 - 11.30 and 1.00 - 4.00
All outpatient clinics will start again on Wednesday 4 April 2007 at
their new location. Ophthalmology day surgery will start on Thursday
5 April 2007.
Acute referral clinics will be held at the eye clinic at Ormskirk
during this period of relocation.
The refurbishment work is nearing completion in all the new clinic
areas at Southport and on F ward at Ormskirk.
BUTCHERS CROWNED MERSEYSIDE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AT THE NW FINE FOOD
and Formby Broughs Butchers are celebrating after scooping a
prestigious award at NW Fine Food Awards at the Lowry Hotel in
Manchester for their Lancashire Hotpot Ready Meal.
Having won the Best Prepared Meal sub category, Broughs Butchers
went on to win the coveted award of NW Fine Food Greater Merseyside
Producer of the Year 2007 at the VIP gala dinner at the Lowry Hotel
in Manchester where a panel of judges determined the overall
category winners, NW Fine Food Producer of the Year 2007 and NW Fine
Food Best New Product 2007. There were also winners for the best
producers in each county (Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Greater
This year’s NW Fine Food Awards saw a record high number of entries
with more than 500 submissions, which were judged by a panel of over
40 famous foodie faces. Judges included North West top chefs Nigel
Howarth and Paul Askew; national and regional food critics; national
supermarket buyers and food writers.
The category for Best Prepared Meal included soups, sauces,
terrines, patés, potted meats, ready to eat meals, pies, savoury
pastries and vegetarian products. To qualify the product must be
produced in the North West using regional produce wherever possible,
and must not contain hydrogenated fats, artificial colourings or
With a huge number of high quality entries in a wide ranging
category it was difficult to choose a winner, but the judges
eventually decided on Broughs of Birkdale's Lancashire Hot Pot. This
was some achievement when so many good pies from the region had been
entered. They were impressed by the hotpot’s sweetish, spicy after
taste and the quality of the ingredients.
But what made it the overall winner is best summed up by the judges
comments:- "Attractive thoughtful meal. Tastes and looks as
though there has been a lot of tender loving care in its preparation.
The Birkdale establishment thoroughly deserve this award
because they use traditional values in the preparation of their
meals and meat. If you get time you should visit the shop as it's an
excellent example of the ‘traditional’ butchers featuring an
original ‘pay office’ and the Victorian tiled walls."
Sue Nelson, Chief Executive of NW Fine Food, said:- “The North
West Fine Food Awards celebrate the very best foods produced in the
North West and recognise just how fantastic locally produced food
and drink really is. Seeing this incredible array of regional
produce, we really hope that people are inspired to get out and
about to try the wonderful food and drink that is being produced on
Now in their 6th year, the NW Fine Food Award is the only scheme
that covers the whole of the North West.