Scott McGowan will grab the headlines as his hatrick saw 1874 safely through to the First round proper of the Cheshire Senior cup at league rivals Conlgeton Town’s expense.
Ian Street made a number of changes to his 1874 Northwich team, Paul Connor returned from a long term injury to slot in at fullback, Ryan Jackson and Jack Woolley were given starts
In an evenly contested start, it took 20 minutes for the first real chance of the game, Jack Woolley met Ryan Jackson’s corner kick, his header could only land the wrong side of the post
The first goal of the game arrived on the 27th minute, a long ball from the Congleton keeper found its way all the way to the forward, who advanced on Greg Hall, and placed it over the 1874 stopper
The hosts lead did not last long, Scott McGowan latched on to a through ball from Sam Hind, and the forward blasted a left footed strike in to the bottom corner of the goal to bring the scores level
HALF TIME: 1-1
The Greens took the lead almost 15 minutes in to the second half, Ryan Jackson, returning to action after 8 weeks out, used his chest to guide the ball home from 6 yards out after Sam Hind provided an excellent ball in the box from out wide
Joe Woolley was introduced for 1874 from the bench, and he was straight in to the action, he used his trickery and pace to beat the fullback all ends up, however his effort was blocked by a brave defender on the slide
1874 put the game to bed on the 79th minute, Scott McGowan again looping an effort towards goal, the ball took a deflection off the Congleton defender and in off the upright.
The final goal of the game was the best of the bunch, a set piece straight from the training ground, found McGowan who was in behind the hosts backline, his lifted finish left the keeper with no chance and sealed his first hatrick for 1874 and a place in the Cheshire Senior Cup first round proper.
1874 | Hall, Connor (Joe Woolley 70′), Mitchell, Thomas, Russell, Chappell, M.Woolley, Jackson (T.Bailey 75′), Jack Woolley, Hind, McGowan
UNUSED | Tulloch
|Tue 1 Nov 2016||7:45 pm||Cheshire Senior Cup||2016/17|
|Richborough Estates Stadium|
|1 Ivy Gardens, Congleton CW12 4GA, UK|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 30 58 73 78 81 90 FT