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Saturday 02nd of August 2014

AFC Urmston Meadowside

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02 Match Report

02 Match Report

Period 1
Meds entertained newly promoted team Wythenshawe Town. As expected, Meds were on top from the start, although early on we did not manage to play the sort of football we are accustomed to. Meds first attempt at goal came from midfielder Eddie Brown after a swift counter attack. Wythenshawe worked hard in this period and looked also dangerous on the counter attack. As the period got to the halfway stage, Meds began to carve out more chances, Jayson Thompson setting up Harry Quick, but his shot was blocked. Soon after Meds were awarded a free kick but Eddie was off target this time. Not to be deterred, Eddie was soon shooting at goal again after more good work down the left from Jayson. Meds defensive pairing of Sean Flynn and Harry Dodgson were rarely tested, but when called upon defended well. Wythenshawe won a rare corner, but the ball in was   headed from danger by Sean Flynn. With 2 minutes left to the break HQ received the ball in a deep position and his clever through ball found the run of Jayson Thompson who was one on one with the keeper. As Jayson approached the goal, the Wythenshawe keeper rushed out and managed to block the shot. However, the rebound fell to top predator Eddie, who finished the job with a cool finish. From the restart Meds regained possession, Jayson received the ball from Sean and checked inside to feed Eddie who travelled forward with the ball and produced a shot that whistled just past the post. Wythenshawe took the resultant goal kick, but James McGovern won the ball.  James passed the ball to Eddie who proceeded to take on half the Wythenshawe team before smashing the ball in off the far post.
Red Star 2 -0 Wythenshawe

Period 2
Meds consolidated in the second period and produced a controlled performance. Tom Pye and Reece Martin came back into the side after missing last week and Sean moved into the central midfield spot to shield the back two. Nathan Carr and Alex Eccles came in to add balance on the flanks and James Wight played on his own up front. Meds best effort at goal came when Sean nicked the ball in midfield and supplied James Wight with the ammunition to shoot at goal. The ball looked destined for the top corner, but the Wythenshawe keeper just managed to get his finger tips to the ball and tip it over. Sean Flynn was bossing the midfield and on the odd occasion that Wythenshawe managed to get at the Meds back two, Reece Martin was equal to the threat. Although Meds were on top, scoring chances were limited; Tom Pye came closest with a shot from distance.
Red Star 2 -0 Wythenshawe

Period 3
Meds showed their intentions early in this period and raised the tempo. James McGovern and Harry Quick linked up well to produce an early chance. Then James Mc came close with a shot that went just wide. Meds looked certain to extend their lead as a Harry D cross found Tom unmarked in the box, but his close range shot was brilliantly saved. However, shortly after Reece Martin found some space on the wing, and his cross found Harry Q who scored to make it 3-0. Wythenshawe were now under constant pressure, Harry D put the ball into the box from the right; the ball evaded the keeper but was handled on the line by the Wythenshawe defender. Reece Martin stepped up to confidently convert the resultant penalty kick. Harry Q made it 5-0 rounding off a great team goal before completing his hat-trick, beating the keeper from close range. Midway through the period Alex Eccles came on for Harry D, Eddie replaced Jayson in defence and Nathan gave hat-trick hero Harry Q a rest.  The onslaught continued, Nathan was fouled on the edge of the box; the free kick from Alex forced yet another save from the keeper.  Soon after, Reece and James McGovern combined to set Alex free. Alex took one touch then smashed the ball into the roof of the Wythenshawe goal.  The final word was had by Eddie Brown who deservedly completed his hat-trick with literally the last kick of the game.
Red Star 8 -0 Wythenshawe

Coaches Summary
Great win for us today, our first three points of the season and a clean sheet. Clearly, the opposition today are still finding their feet in the top flight and we took advantage of that with our biggest win to date.

I was impressed with Sean again today, especially in centre mid where he worked very hard, keep it up Sean! It was good to have Tom and Reece back, Tom put a solid performance in and Reece was exceptional all over the park, great penalty! James Wight should be proud of his first clean sheet this season, did a good shift for us up front and was unlucky not to score. Jayson was good again today; he really seems to be enjoying his football at the moment smile . Harry D and James Mc contributed well today, especially going forward and had a hand in most of our goals. Alex is in good form at the moment and is showing better positional sense when playing in midfield, scored a great goal. Nathan played in more advanced positions today and tried hard for the team. Eddie added to his goal tally (5 already this season) with a great hat-trick and kept a clean sheet in goal for period 2. 
 
Plenty of candidates for motm this week, but the parents chose Harry Quick. H worked hard up front closing down the Wythenshawe defenders, but did his best work in front of goal taking all the chances that were presented to him, with a flawless display of finishing technique.

A big thanks today to the mums, dads, nanas and granddads that turned out to watch us today. The weather wasn’t great but our support was......respect!

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11-09-10 23:04:18

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