Jan 16 2014 Ormskirk Advertiser
Kestrel’s 3 Melling Victoria 3
IN A HARD fought game, Melling Victoria cashed in on three mistakes to grab a valuable point against a Kestrel side who took 40 minutes to get their game together.
The first mistake came from the reliable Paul Keenan who miscalculated the wind, allowing young Warren Jevons to race beyond him for Vic’s opener.
Things got worse when stand-in keeper Tom Hughes stood his ground only to find Paul Heeley first to the ball to crack home Vic’s second on the half hour.
The Kestrel’s did get a lifeline before half time when Paul Welsh was chopped down in the area.
The player rose to dispatch the penalty and that sparked Kestrel’s back to life.
With the wind in Kestrel’s favour in the second half it was not long before Michael Boyle equalised with a stunning 40 yard lob over the Vic’s keeper Carole.
Hughes’ second mistake allowed Walter Yates to put the Vic’s back into the lead against the run of play, but a free-kick was headed home by Mattie Jones to level the game once more. Kestrels did have the ball in the net again only to be ruled offside and despite some fine football from both sides the game ended in a draw.
Coach & Horses 1 Falcon 1
DIVISION ONE’S top game ended all equal at one a piece between the Coach and Falcon.
In an end to end game throughout the Falcon took an early lead with a Jack Spark goal which was quickly equalled by Coaches John Holmes following some good work from their mom Dave Taylor.
That proved to be the end of the scoring though not the thrills for the watching spectators.
Both teams attacked with force only to be out done by fine defensive play and some good saves from both keepers.
Overall a smashing game that aided both sides in their quest for promotion but more so, enhanced the reputation of the Ormskirk league for attractive football.
Platinum M/W 2 Sacred Heart 1
A BELOW par Platinum side had to battle hard against a spirited Sacred Heart team that made this win anything but easy for the home club.
A Jordan Holmes header was cancelled out by Heart’s Joe Edwards to keep the sides level in the first half.
Then with both sides in search of a winner, led by their respective MoM Mike Taylor for Platinum and Craig Burnett for Heart, Platinum got their break and James Gardiner crashed home the eventual winner to keep Platinum on course for promotion and may be the championship.
George’s 8 MCA 2
MCAs early season form appears to have deserted them as they crashed to their second highest defeat in as many weeks.
This time George’s gave them a lesson in football as they romped to a five goal to two lead by the break. A brace from Jack Ledson got George’s off to a flying start before Barry Jones reduced the arrears with a penalty to give the MCA some encouragement.
Alas as they pressed for an equaliser George’s increased the lead with a Jay Clarke strike and another brace from Steve Warmsley before Lewis Hogg struck home the MCAs second.
The second half all belonged to George’s despite fine displays from Jon Morgan and Alan Taylor for the MCA. Peter Almond struck yet another brace for George’s as they dominated play and substitute Jack Holland compounded the agony for MCA with a powerful strike close to the end.