1874 Northwich vs City of Liverpool
1874 got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at Townfield over City of Liverpool.
74 were able to move top scorer Joe Woolley back on to the right of the front 3 with Jack Irlam returning to the side after being unavailable for a couple of games.
It was Joe Woolley who opened the scoring within the first 5 minutes, his perfectly struck volley from the edge of the area buried in to the top right corner to get 1874 off to the perfect start.
Northwich were now in full flow.
A corner from the right found the feet of Matthew Fenton who’s goal bound effort was blocked by Purps captain Glenn Rule. Joe Woolley on the rebound took aim only to have his strike headed behind for a corner.
Liam Buckley was next to try his luck, he played a quick one-two with Mackenzie O’Neill, receiving it back just inside the area he took aim to curl a well struck effort narrowly over the bar.
After the half hour mark, the game became open and scrappy. With neither side in control of the game. Neither side mustered a meaningful effort on goal for the rest of the half as 74′ took a narrow lead in to the break.
1874 set out in the second half to take control of the possession again and look for that important second goal.
Josh Quarless facing his former side took aim from inside the area after being played in by Joe Woolley, Quarless’ low drive was saved by the legs of McCall and behind for a corner.
Just after the hour mark, 1874 got the goal they we’re craving. Mackenzie O’Neill was alert to capitalise on a lapse in the CoL defence, Irlam’s flick on found O’Neill in acres of space, he sold Peter Wylie with quick foot work and then kept composure well to finish low in the bottom left corner of the goal.
With the game in to its last 15 minutes, City of Liverpool began throwing everything at 1874, but the young defence was standing firm. Jack Marrow blocked a shot from substitute James Steele and then Matty Fenton headed clear as a deep cross was put in to a dangerous area.
Matthew Fenton nearly claimed his first goal of the season, his powerful header with 10 minutes to go was tipped over acrobatically to keep the score at 2-0.
Mackenzie O’Neill had the last kick of the game, his low drive from the edge clipped the outside of the post and went behind, which saw referee Richard Abson call time on the game and 1874 were able to celebrate a well deserved first 3 points at home of the season.
|Tue 20 Sep 2022
|NPL Div One West
|City of Liverpool
|Assistant Referee 1
|Assistant Referee 2
KO 5 62 73 88 FT