The Tail 1
THE TAIL went down to their first league defeat of the season in the Ormskirk and District Sunday League to a superb Salisbury side, who showed their skill on and off the ball and battled throughout making life difficult for their opposition.
A Jamie Hay brace did the damage leaving a sting in the Tail, but Gary Hall did manage to pull one back to make the score respectable.
Melling Victoria 3
Bar Du Fay 1
BAR DU FAY had to start this game with nine men and quickly found themselves three goals down as Warren Jevons with a brace and Dave Hickman punished the wide open spaces.
Vic’s had numerous other chances which they failed to capitalise on before the Bar finally restored to a full team put up a valiant fight back with a superb individual goal from Joey Broadhurst.
Both teams battled on in terrible conditions, but that was the end of the scoring and the Bar were left to rue starting two men short.
A BELOW par Kestrel’s should have had this game finished by half time such was their domination, but some top keeping and poor finishing saw them go to the break just one ahead thanks to a Mattie Jones strike.
The second half though was a different story, despite a gallant display from Standpark who worked hard and created a few chances themselves.
A brace from Dave Dougdale and substitute Joey Davies, added to a penalty strike from Paul Welsh put the game out of their reach. Tommy Hughes grabbed the seventh and had one disallowed after coming out of the Kestrel goal for the last ten minutes due to the intense cold weather and very little to do.
FALCON maintain top spot in Division One with a win over George’s who held their own in this game for an hour.
Falcon went into the break leading 2-1 with goals from Mike Manning and Luke Scotland, with the reply from George’s Liam Wilkinson.
George’s equalised early on in the second half thanks to a Dave Meadows strike and they must have fancied their chances at this point. However the goal just appeared to shake the rust from the Falcon’s feathers and they reacted with four more goals from Jack Park, Glen Lamb, Kevin Hayes and Terry Manning to seal the victory that keeps them on track for promotion.
Platinum M/E 10
THE MCA party came to an abrupt end, as Platinum ran riot with star man Jay Gardiner netting five of their ten goal rout.
Truth was the MCA were outplayed despite netting two themselves with strikes from Danny Jones and Dave Roach.
Platinum showed why they won so much silverware last season, and stamped their intention for Premier football next season with further goals from Paddy McPaddon, Joe Warring, Nathan Fir man and a brace from Jack Wilson.
Civil Service 1
Sacred Heart 3
SACRED HEART’S win over the Civil Service keep them on the heels of the promotion pack. Andy O’Callaghan opened the scoring for Sacred Heart on 50 minutes following a goalless first half. Ross Williams equalised five minutes later and the game took off as both teams went in search of a win.
Following some end to end play without much danger, Heart’s Lee Malloy netted their second and the confidence oozed as Heart began to sense victory. That was confirmed with a Dillon Callaghan third goal with ten minutes to go.
The Liver 2
DATABASE had players returning from lengthy injuries, and finally got back to winning ways with an impressive five two win over the Liver.
All even at the break and the goalless scoreline left no inclination of what was to come in the second half.
John Bond opened the scoring for Database with the Liver’s Dave Purcell equalising three minutes later.
Carl Styles gave Database the lead once more before Bond grabbed his brace to put them further ahead. Back came the Liver with Jay Purcell mimicking his brother before Danny Hayden and Phil Strain secured the win.