Colne 0-4 1874 Northwich
By Jack Owen
1874 made the trip north to Holt House for the second meeting between the sides with the reds coming out on top after a late turnaround at Townfield. This time it would not be the same outcome.
Colne, playing in a changed all white strip, sent 74’ kicking up the slope for the first half and it was a scrappy start with both teams trying to adjust to the speed of the game.
When the Greens found possession it was all about breaking down the deep block of Colne defenders, Jamie Reeds persistence allowed for the first attempt of the game, a tackle found Lucas Weir waiting who curled the ball over the bar
The game began a pattern of stop-start, as 74 looked to take control of the ball and increase the pressure on the home defence, there was a number of fouls, mainly on Lucas Weir who was driving through the midfield looking to break lines.
One of the said freekicks lead to the first attempt on goal, a swerving effort was parried away by Burnton in the Reds goal, and out for a corner to 74
Colne also maintained a threat, but Markell Foulds reacted brilliantly to thwart a counter-attack from the Reds and deny Dean Ing a chance from inside the 18 yard box
The second half saw 1874 kicking down the slope now and with it they gained speed in their attacks.
Beginning to dominate the possession now, 74’ we’re forcing a lot of pressure on the Reds back line, and it paid off when Sam Hare was fouled inside the area before he could cross, captain Matt Woolley stepped up to place a perfectly struck penalty into the bottom left corner to break the deadlock
74’ were now in full confidence and doubled their lead shortly after, Matt Woolley played a weighted ball out to brother Joe who beat his man, he squared for Jamie Reed who gleefully tapped home from 6 yards to score his 3rd goal in the last 2 games
Another penalty followed for 74’ as Colne were now rocked at the back, Hare again brought down by Prince Heywood and Matt Woolley made no mistake again from 12 yards hammering his second of the game down the middle
Taylor Kennerley bagged his first of the season and 1874’s 4th of the game on the 80th minute, he was alert as a clearance came his way on the edge of the area, one touch with his chest to set himself and another to strike past Burton and put the game beyond any doubt
The final whistle sounded a brilliant away win for the 74’ after another outstanding second-half display.
|Sat 22 Jan 2022||3:00 pm||NPL Div One West||2021/22||353|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Referee||Assistant Referee 1||Assistant Referee 2|
|Matthew Archibald||Ryan Aldred||Joshua Pycroft|
KO 54 61 67 69 70 75 80 FT