After Wednesday's goal-fest the greens go into this game with high confidence against an unbeaten A.C.
Charnock starting strong and apply some good pressure in the early stages, A.C start to take control but Charnock’s defence are on their toes and seem comfortable. G WHITTLE makes an excellent goal line clearance and is injured in his efforts.
A.C up their game and a lofted ball into Charnock’s box sees the attacker head the ball past COLLINS after being unchallenged at the far post 1.0 (12mins).
Charnock struggle to find their normal fluent rhythm on the bobbly pitch.
Great work on the left by SHEEHAN to earn the greens a corner. A.C on the attack again and Charnock find themselves 2.0 down after not clearing their lines (20mins).sub SCHOFIELD for ELSTON, great work by TAYLOR in the middle as Charnock try to get a grip of this game and just before the break SHEPHERDS corner finds RAMSHAW but his header goes wide……H.T.
Second half and Charnock start the brighter and within minutes it’s SHEEHAN who halves the deficit with an unstoppable shot 2.1 (39min). Just as the greens were getting a foot hold in the game and within the space of ten minutes A.C are awarded two penalties to kill the game off for Charnock 4.1 (42 &50 mins). Charnock not giving up and their ‘never give in’ attitude nearly pays off as SHEEHAN releases J WHITTLE but he just can’t get to the ball in time. Sub... SCHOFIELD for CROSS, another attack by A.C sees them skip past the defence and score their
Charnock are awarded a free kick after great build up play and its Twinkle toes himself (G WHITTLE) who curls it into the top-corner to make it 5.2(60mins) and the following army of escaped scarecrows are jubilant on the side lines. Sub RAMMERS for CHOPPER, in the closing minutes MCLOUGHLIN goes on a great run and HAMERS goal bound effort is saved by the keeper. F.T.
Not to be today for the greens as they struggled to find a rhythm that we are all used to seeing, however we can’t look back and dwell, we have to move on to the next game and just put this down to a minor blip, there were some positives from the game, their never give up attitude and a committed performance.
Shots on target A.C 6, CR 3
Corners A.C 4, CR 3
This week’s man of the match award goes to old twinkle toes himself for a great performance and a world class free kick, well done G. WHITTLE.