1874 U21’s 5 – 3 Southport U21’s
On a warm and sunny afternoon at Moss Farm, 1874 Northwich U21’s took on Southport U21’s in their second and final friendly before the season starts this weekend.
With a couple of new recruits 1874 started off brightly and soon raced into a 2 goal lead through Elliott Watkins and Callum McGhee. Southport pulled one back but 1874 restored the two goal advantage immediately through Zac Whelan. Just before half time 1874 increased their lead through Zac Whelan with his second. Half time 4-1 with 1874 calling the shots.
Soon after the re-start Southport pulled one back and in no time at all another was conceded by 1874. This is when 1874 showed their resilience against sustained pressure from Southport. This effort was rewarded with a great header by Elliott Watkins direct from a corner which sealed the victory at 5-3.
Following on from last Sunday’s disappointing result, this was a great turnaround from 1874 against a team that will be playing in a higher league than us next season.