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Winsford United v Barnoldswick Town

Winsford United 1 - 0 Barnoldswick Town
12 Aug 2017 - 15:00Ground: St Luke`s Barton Stadium Address: Wharton Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 3AE
 

WINSFORD UNITED FC

Final 1 v 0 Score   BARNOLDSWICK TOWN FC

 

Saturday

August 12th, 2017

Hallmark Security League

 

2017/2018

Season

 

Winsford United

Barnoldswick Town

 

GK

Michael Langley

 

GK

Connor King

  

2

Damian Skolorzynski Y

 

2

Liam Blades

  

3

Perry Bircumshaw

 

3

James Crorken (Capt.) Y

  

4

Danny Kerr (Capt.)

 

4

Jake Lloyd

  

5

Lee Duckworth

 

5

Jack Overson

  

6

Will Foster

 

6

Shaun Airey

  

7

Scott Taylor

 

7

Joel Melia MOM

  

8

Ryan Hopper MOM

 

8

Harry Thompson

  

9

Jordan Johnson

 

9

Aaron Hollindrake

  

10

Mike Koral

74

10

Daniel Boyle

  

11

Callum Gardner

 

11

Zack Dale

  
 

Subs Bench

     

12

Chris Middleton

   

12

Ben Gorman

9

75

  

14

Brandon Moores

   

14

Jonathan Hodgkinson

3

75

  

15

Ryan Steele

   

15

Andrew Hill

4

73

  

16

Danny Hudson

9

75

 

16

Callum Broadleday

    

17

George Riley

   

17

Jake McEneaney

    

Referee:

Daniel Locker

Assistant 1:

Jack Slater

 

Att

143

HT

0-0

Assistant 2:

Luis Griffiths

 
                    

NEXT AWAY MATCH

Wednesday

August 16th     

Hanley Town

7.45pm

NEXT HOME MATCH

Monday

August 28th

Widnes

7.45pm

MOM = Man of the Match as voted by the opponents – Caution Y = Dissent Caution YD = Dismissal R

Winsford United Details

Opponents Details

Shirts

Blue

Shirts

Red

Shorts

Blue

Shorts

Red

Socks

Blue

Socks

Red

Goalkeeper

Grey

Goalkeeper

Purple

 

Intro –  The Blues went into this first league match of the campaign hoping to forget the massive disappointment of going out of the FA Cup at the very first hurdle.

Ryan Hopper made his first start and manager Lee Duckworth replaced Chris Middleton at the centre of defence. The visitors had an impressive line-up with former Colne stars Joel Melia and Danny Boyle posing the main threat.

First Half – The first clear chance fell to the Blues on seven minutes when a neat link up on the right between Scott Taylor and Mike Koral set the ball up for Ryan Hopper but his shot was high and wide. At the other end Michael Langley had to be on his toes to deny Zack Dale, saving with outstretched legs. One minute later Dale was in action again, this time his shot being deflected inches wide of the upright. Callum Gardner’s 25-yard effort suffered a similar fate and Mike Koral’s cross from the right somehow missed everyone as the hosts piled on the pressure.

The crowd were treated to end-to-end action but both sides suffered hesitation when the goal was in sight. Snap shots from Scott Taylor, Danny Kerr and Gardner all failed to test Connor King in the visitor’s goal and the teams went into the break honours even.

Second Half – The end-to-end action continued in the second period with the Blues content to build up slowly through the midfield and their opponents relying on long raking balls down the flanks.

As the half progressed Winsford began to take almost complete control with the main danger from Barnoldswick coming from the ever dangerous Joel Melia whose sorties down the right were well controlled by Perry Bircumshaw.

Possession didn’t lead to fruitful goal attempts with Jordan Johnson, Taylor and Gardner all failing at the final hurdle, Taylor in particular might well have had a hat-trick but his efforts were inches wide or just over the bar.

GOAL!! The break came on 74 minutes when the visitors failed to clear and the resulting scramble in the box saw Koral the first to react, converting from close range. Not the best goal you’ll ever see but one that proved decisive to the outcome of the match.

The introduction of Danny Hudson gave the Blues a further boost and it was great to him looking like the player from early last season. Within two minutes of entering the fray he might well have scored when Koral’s hard cross struck him at the near post and the ball dropped just wide of the post.

On 85 minutes Gardner looked to have made certain of the points when he cut in from the right and he released a left foot shot but the ball struck the far upright and rebounded back into play. Two minutes later the same player’s free kick cleared the bar by inches.

Verdict – It said a lot for the Blues’ reshuffled defence that they could keep out a forward line that looked full of goals. They need to carry on this form against Hanley Town, another free-scoring team with very dangerous forwards.

Blues Man-of-the-Match

Perry Bircumshaw

Controlled a very dangerous player

Next Best

Callum Gardner

Midfield Dynamo

As voted by the opponents

Ryan Hopper

 

Opponents Man-of-the-Match

Joel Melia

 

Match Rating

A A A

Blues Rating

A A A