Hesketh Bank AFC - new kit, with sponsor Harry Edmondson of H. Edmondson Car Sales
HESKETH BANK’S first team remain top of the West Lancashire Football League Division One table after a hard fought 4-2 win over BAC/EE Preston at the Centenary Sports Ground last Saturday.
Before the match the club’s main sponsor Harry Edmondson of H. Edmondson Car Sales took part in a photo shoot to show off the clubs new modern looking strip which retained the traditional amber & black quartered shirts.
On the usual excellent playing surface at the CSG the visitors who had moved up to fourth in the table came out of the blocks firing on all cylinders and clearly caught the home side off guard.
They quickly moved into the lead with the big centre forward given far too much space to head over the advancing keeper Paul Sergeant.
After conceding just three goals in their previous nine league games Hesketh Bank found themselves 2-0 down after just 20 minutes.
The home side realised they would have to up their game and on 30 minutes defender Josh Norgate pulled one back, guiding in a free kick from the left and the score remained 2-1 to the visitors at the interval.
Harsh words were spoken by the management team and with the introduction of new striker John Stead brought on in place of Richard Hill it seemed to do the trick.
A cross from the right was headed home by Stead for the equaliser and from then on the visitors seemed to run out of steam.
However they almost lasted out for a point but once Norgate had headed home a Jamie Johnson free kick in the 83rd minute there was only going to be one winner. Stead helped himself to another three minutes later and Hesketh Bank had come back from 2-0 down to win 4-2.
This Saturday the first team are in the second round of the Lancashire Amateur Shield and they travel to face Premier Division side Garstang which kicks off an hour earlier than normal at 2pm.
The reserves entertain Slyne-with-Hest at the CSG following their narrow 2-1 defeat at leaders Mill Hill St Peters last week.
Meanwhile the Sunday side return to league action with a trip to Frenchwood which kicks off at 11am.
For up to date details check out the website www.heskethbankafc.co.uk