Match Reports Week
Ending 19 October 2008
Under 10 -
Southport Trinity Blue 7-2 Ainsdale
entertained Ainsdale Juniors today on a outstanding rookery pitch.
Trinity started the game very strongly, L.Harwood and S. Wallbank
causing problems and it wasn't before they took the lead through L.
Harwood who scored from a tight angle, S. Wallbank and J.
Wallbank both added good goals before a long ball over the top
caught out Trinity’s defence allowing the striker to finish well.
With half time approaching Trinity got a fourth and their best goal
of the half after great passing involving M. Cottam, L. Harwood and
S. Wallbank who laid the ball back for A. Thorpe to rattle home.
The 2nd half saw
Trinity play some lovely football J.McCormack and F.Anelli going
close before L.Harwood and S.Wallbank both claimed there hat tricks
but Ainsdale didn't let their heads drop getting a 2nd goal when
their striker again finished well, Trinity then added a final goal
through J.Wallbank who finished calmly.
Man of the match was
hard today lots of good performances but L.Harwood claimed it with a
outstanding display of finishing and creative play.
Southport Trinity White 2-4 Ormskirk FC Magpies
A lovely day today for the 1st round of the Wilf Jenkinson cup.
Ormskirk started the sharpest and caught the Trinity defence having
a lie in and scored the opening goal in the 1st 3 minutes.
Trinity woke up and made a game of it, Sam Hollinrake running onto a
good through ball from Jack Hales and finishing well to level the
scores. Trinity’s midfield were pushing hard and created a few
good chances but it was Ormskirk who took the next chance and made
the score 1-2.
Trinity came out
flying at the following kick off and soon levelled the score again
after a great move involving tom Simpson, Liam Parker and Jack
Hales. The ball fell to Sam Hollinrake who held it up well and
squared the ball to Morgan Cunningham who finished coolly.
Ormskirk took their chances in the 2nd half despite the hard
defensive work of Tom Simpson and Callum Cousins and some fine saves
by Trinity keeper James Cropper and the game finished 2-4.
This was a great game of football that was more even than the scores
suggest and all of the lads have a lot to be pleased with. Trinity
man of the match was Morgan Cunningham.
Redgate Black 0-5 Ormskirk FC Rangers
A lovely morning for football saw Redgate Black from the Hawks
league take on Ormskirk Rangers from the Eagles division and from
kick off the gulf between the 2 teams was very evident. Will Jones
broke the deadlock with a cool finish. Will Jones got his 2nd
and Alex Wong and Aidan Darcy got 1 each. Rangers passing game
was the difference with every attack opening up Redgate’s defence.
James Kay scored two and the half finished 6-0.
Redgate heads didn't
drop but any half chances they did have where snubbed out by keeper
Adam Jones and defenders Jamie Barnes and Ben Gore. The 2nd
half was more of the same with Tom Bigland scoring twice and Will
Jones completing his hat trick. Josh Ackers came close but it wasn't
meant to be. It was difficult to single any player out after a
great team performance but man of the match went to Alex Wong who
had his best game of the season and looked back to his best.
Formby FC Juniors 0-10 Town Green
Formby FC Juniors got off to the worst possible start as the
visitors ran into a 3-0 lead inside the 1st 10 minutes to sink the
home sides confidence once again. As the game was already over
as a contest as Town Green added 2 more before Formby came to life.
Ben Hitchmough controlled the ball out on the right before crossing
1st time to Thomas Drela who managed to get his shot off as the
keeper advanced but his shot was well saved by the visiting keeper.
Town Green added a 6th right on half time after a foul by Joey
Pierce just outside the penalty area.
Once again Formby
came to life after the break but just couldn’t get that elusive
goal. Shaun Jackson-Guy was brought on at left back and immediately
linked well with Joe Sudlow out on the wing as Formby poured
forward. Joe Sudlow’s cross come shot though was saved well by the
Town Green keeper. Town Green were now being penned back
but they caught Formby on the break and added a 7th just when Formby
were looking dangerous. Aaron Taylor slipped the ball forward to
Matty Lloyd who beat two players, again with some ease as Town Green
failed to challenge, Lloyd played the ball wide to Shaun Jackson-Guy
who was away down the wing, his cross was superb, right onto the
edge of the 6 yard box but as Sam Carragher steamed in he missed the
ball by inches. Town added 3 before the finish to complete the
Under 15 -
Billinge Under 1-1 Formby B
(aet) (Billinge win on penalties)
This game was a tight affair, as with the previous League game, with
the visitors content to rely on pace up front on the break and sit
behind the ball whenever possession was lost which they did very
effectively kicking down the slope in the 1st half. Billinge's
controlled play in midfield contrasted with the physical approach of
Formby and so at half time with the game locked at nil nil, with few
clear cut chances for Billinge, they brought on Barron, Sinnott and
Harrison to try to get more width and pace down the flanks.
The game began to
change with numerous chances in and around the box falling to
Anderson, Sinnott and Barron. It was Bradshaw however with a
driving run at the defence who produced a strikes which squirmed out
of the opposition keepers hands and went in to tumultuous applause.
The game looked set for a 1-0 win to Billinge, but Formby, at last,
decided to be adventurous going 4-4-2 for the 1st time in the game
and after a goalmouth scramble with 7 minutes to go poked the ball
Extra time again saw
Billinge with the lions share of possession but it inevitably went
to penalties with Billinge dispatching 4 to Formby’s 2. Man Of
The Match - Matty Ayre
West Lancs Colts 2-3 Ainsdale
These 2 teams had never played each other before so didn't know what
to expect. Ainsdale were the 1st to attack from the whistle, but
Kyle Deary's 1st shot was saved by the keeper. The game was
played at a quick pace and was end to end play, both teams having
their chances, but defending well. West Lancs broke the deadlock at
35 minutes with their player calmly placing the ball past the
keeper. West Lancs were unlucky not to score again straight away as
Keeper Rhys Crowther palmed the ball over the bar.
There was plenty more
of the same in the 2nd half with both team raining shots down on the
keepers, but Ainsdale's defensive line of Tom Harrison, Jamie Segar,
Danny Lowery, Mike Phillips and Brad Jones held off West Lancs with
sheer grit and determination until a brilliant run netted West Lancs
their 2nd. Ainsdale Captain Paul Simms spurred the team on and
this seemed to wake them up. Kyle Deary chipped the ball over the
defence for Lee Tierney to run on to who in turn chipped the keeper
Liam Getchell had
been unlucky not to score with his magnificent runs down the left
until a quick 1-2 with Harry McLean, Getchell placed the ball to the
left of the keeper for the equaliser. West Lancs players
were visibly shaken by the comeback and attempted to keep the ball
in the Ainsdale half, but some great work form subs Luke Smith and
Danny Prole helped Ainsdale to their 3rd and winning goal with
Tierney running out from defence passing to McLean, then Deary and
finally back to Tierney who was one on one with the keeper but kept
his head to score.
West Lancs final chance to equalise and
take the match to extra time came just before the whistle. A throw
in met the foot of a WL player only to be pushed to safety by the
excellent Crowther who made some very important saves.
There were plenty of
contenders for Man of the Match, but the accolade has to shared
between the defensive power that is Jamie Segar and speedy winger