Football fans from all over the globe are sat on the edge of their seats awaiting this game on a freezing cold Sunday morning.
Charnock start well with some great passing and are asking all the questions against Tarleton who are on the back foot, and Charnock force 3 corners in the first 5 minutes, Tarleton pick up the pace and from their first corner they manage to score directly from the corner 1.0( 19 mins).
Charnock dust themselves down and force the issue again with some excellent build up play, Tarletonís keeper collects the ball and dribbles it out the area ,only to see his poor clearance fall to HAMER who fires it past the keeper and itís all level 1.1 (27mins).
Charnock with wind in their sails get the ball back straight from the centre and CROSS races down the right, twists and turns and puts in a laser guided ball on to the toe of ENTWISTLE who smashes it in off the cross bar 1.2(29mins).
Tarleton are a little shell shocked but not for giving up go on the attack with their lightning quick striker who races clear and COLLINS makes an excellent save.
Charnock on the attack again as this entertaining game moves close to the break and itís a penalty to the greens. HAMER steps up to take it but the keeper saves it and can only parry it and SHEPHERD fires in from close range 1.3(35mins).
Second half and Charnock playing great football and are keeping the thousands of the travelling army of scarecrows warm with some sexy football and on 41 mins ELSTON shows great composure in the box , brings the ball down and coolly places it in the cornerand its 1.4.
The greens in control of this game now and are in cruise control. After more build up play down the right the ball falls to that man(he scores when he wants) ELSTON again who smashes his shot into the bottom corner from outside the area 1.5 (55mins) ...thatís gonna cost me....
Subs CHOPPER for HAMER , (he scores when he wants ELSTON) for G.WHITTLE. Tarleton still trying to make a game of it and to their credit grab a goal after COLLINS makes a save but canít keep out the rebound 2.5 (61mins).
Within minutes RAMSHAW makes it 2.6 (65mins).
Tarleton can only manage long range shots now as Charnocks midfielders are working hard and COLLINS is not troubled, more great football from the greens and SHEEHAN makes it 2.7 with a very calm lob from close range on (68mins)and right on full time McCLAUGHLIN hits the post.FT.
This game was a real Christmas cracker and it had everything apart from the bad jokes. The lads were outstanding as they are consistently. Each player working hard for each other and the worldwide audience are shouting Charnocks name, even in the streets of Rio. A tremendous effort from both sides , but todays Man of the Match is, as always, difficult but im giving this weekís bottle of bubbles to ELSTON for his two goals well done son.