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Issue Date:- 27 January 2009

Peter Brown Craven Minor JFL Match Reports
Week Ending 25 January 2009

Under 10 - Jaguars White 1-6 Southport Trinity Blue

Trinity Blue played away for the first time in over a month and stormed into a early lead which knocked the stuffing out of the Jags.  Lewis Harwood continued his excellent form, finishing after Sam Wallbank split open the Jags defence.  Sam Wallbank got the second after Fabrizio Anelli had his shot blocked but the ball fell into the path of Sam who made no mistake.  Fabrizio Anelli then added a third, firing in from the edge of the box after Joe Wallbank had his effort saved.   Lewis Harwood got his second after Jamie McCormack won the ball in the middle of the park to release Lewis who finished well for 4-0.  Trinity completed the nap hand when Sam Wallbank took on two players before rounding the keeper.  Jags really struggled to cope with Trinity's forwards in the first half and Cameron Rimmer and Jamie Hough kept things tight at the back but when Jags did get behind them Michael Cottam pulled of a great save.  In the second half it was a different game, Jags coming out fired up creating a couple of chances but it was Trinity who scored again when Joe Wallbank finished well after Fabrizio Anelli crossed.  Jags battled hard in the second half and caught Trinity on the break with their striker racing clear to score in the last few minutes.  Trinity created lots of good chances but found the Jags keeper in excellent form making save after save.  Trinity man of the match went to Jamie McCormack for all his hard work up and down the pitch and a mention too for Jamie Hough who filled in today from our under 9's and had a brilliant game.

Under 12 - Birkdale United 1-1 Crosby Stuart

Both teams made a bright start to the game but neither side was really able to take control.  The first real chance of the game fell to Luke Williams after 10 minutes but his shot slipped agonisingly just wide.  The game continued to ebb and flow with Birkdale having slightly the better of it but no more chances were created until Liam Jackson shot just wide following a goal mouth scramble after 28 minutes.  Birkdale finally scored on the stroke of half time with a great run and shot from Max Regan.  The second half started in very much the same way as the first half with neither side creating any real goal scoring opportunities.  After 15 minutes, Crosby Stuart had their first chance of the game when a ball crossed from the left was met by the advancing forward but Nick Knight, having had nothing to do until this point, made a good point blank save.  Crosby Stuart were now starting to apply more pressure and were rewarded with a well taken headed goal from a corner and that was the way it stayed until full time.  A draw was probably a fair result at the end of the game but yet again Birkdale can rue their missed chances in the first half that might have sealed victory.  Joint Man of the Match this week were Brodie Pike and Jack Young.

Under 15 - Southport Trinity 2-1 Ainsdale

The first half was end to end’ with both teams coming close but failing to score.  Trinity started the second half the stronger and were first to score.  It took Ainsdale ten minutes to equalise with a perfect pass from Kyle Deary to Lee Tierney who took on the keeper and put the ball in the back of the net.  Trinity's winner came five minutes from time when the Ainsdale defence failed to clear the ball, the shot played across goal somehow managed to roll in beyond the oustretched hand of keeper Rhys Crowther.  Ainsdale's man of the match was Paul Simms for his tireless effort and determination.


 Getting out of the right side of bed – Chris Jeffrey, Innkeeper’s Lodge marketing managerTWO local hotels have carried out research into the bedtime habits of Brits, and discovered that we are truly creatures of habit.

The Liverpool North and Liverpool South Innkeeper’s Lodges found that 93% of people have their own favourite side of the bed to sleep on at night, and over three quarters (76%) of us keep to them even if we are staying away from home.

And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, they also revealed that most men are actually proving their romantic credentials every night of the year by generously offering up first choice of the favoured side to wives and partners, while women are more likely to demand first pick of the side they feel most comfortable on.

The findings were a result of the two Innkeeper’s Lodges quizzing guests on their sleeping habits and combining them with results from other Innkeeper’s Lodges across the UK – questioning over 2,000 people in total.

Such is the strength of our habitual position in bed, Innkeeper’s Lodge also found out that 42% of people thought their good nights sleep would be affected should they have to sleep on the opposite side.

Perhaps proving that romance isn’t dead, a massive two thirds of men (67%) claimed the reason for having a certain sleeping side was because their partners had chosen the other. But women are more concerned with plumping the pillows, as the biggest reason (42%) for females lying on either the left or right is because it is where they feel most comfortable.

But in a blow to the notion that men are the more accommodating sex in bed, 7 out of 10 males who slept closer to the door named ‘being nearer to the toilet’ as the reason. While women sleeping beside the exit were much more likely to be within easy access of sleeping children.

Chris Jeffrey, marketing manager for Innkeeper’s Lodge, said:- “Through previous research we’d identified various groups of guests that display different routines when unpacking clothes and belongings, but we were driven to see if there are any routines when it comes to sleeping habits.

As accommodation experts we think we know a lot about getting a good nights sleep but even we were a little surprised at the extent of bed time routines, with only 7% of people not sleeping on a regular side of the bed.

However it’s pleasing to hear that most people recreate their creature comforts while staying away because we pride ourselves on offering a very warm welcome and homely environment in all our rooms, therefore smoothing the path to sweet dreams.”

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