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Recap

1874 GO DOWN TO FIRST DEFEAT AT BOOTLE

 

BOOTLE 2-0 1874 NORTHWICH                     HSL PREMIER              2NDMARCH 2019

 

1874 Northwich’s three game unbeaten run came to a disappointing end as Bootle extended their HSL Premier Division winning run to twelve games. Not having dropped a league point since mid November, second paced Bootle struck twice in the first half to claim the spoils and record their first ever home win against 1874.

 

A scrappy opening saw both teams struggle to adapt to the conditions with a strong wind gusting diagonally across a bumpy pitch.

 

In the opening exchanges Bootle goalkeeper Ryan Jones turned a dangerous cross from Mike Koral over his bar, while Carl Peers blazed a shot high over 1874’s bar.

 

Koral combined with Sam Hare in the 28th minute to set up Scott McGowan whose shot was blocked by Jones. Clearing the resultant corner, Bootle broke down the right wing; Kieran Halligan delivered a cross into the 1874 penalty area where Steven Jones smashed the ball into the net from eight yards.

 

From the re-start Taylor Kennerley raced down the left wing, cutting inside he rifled a shot into the side netting from a tight angle.

 

Bootle forced the ball into 1874’s net on the half hour mark from a corner, but the goal did not stand as the referee spotted a foul on goalkeeper Tony Aghayere.

 

In the 34th minute 1874 were awarded a free kick on the edge of Bootle’s area. McGowan drove the free kick under a jumping defensive wall; Ryan Jones saved well but pushed the ball into the path of Matt Woolley who hit the rebound into the side netting.

 

Moments later Matt Russell swung in a cross from the right which found Hare whose goal bound shot struck Bootle defender Dan Murphy and flew behind for a corner.

 

Throughout the game 1874 enjoyed the greater share of possession as the home side was content to let their visitors pass the ball around at the back, and keeping their disciplined shape they picked off passes as 1874 tried to move forward and hit on the break.

 

Bootle scored their second goal in the 40th minute. Intercepting a wayward pass in the middle of the pitch they broke down the right from where another Halligan cross found Peers who swept the ball home.

 

The second half started with Aghayere diving to his left to keep out a shot from Michael Carberry.

 

Referee Anthony Ball disallowed a 1874 “goal” in the 60th minute when one of his assistants flagged McGowan offside as Jack Irlam headed home from a Kennerley cross following a corner.

 

With 1874 committing more men forward in search of a way back into the game they left extra space at the back for Bootle to counterattack.

 

In the 88th minute Bootle cleared a corner with a long ball downfield leaving Peers one on one with Aghayere. The Bootle man slipped the ball past the keeper, hitting the post the ball rebounded back to Peers who with an empty goal at his mercy screwed his follow up shot wide.  A minute later, Peers won the ball on the edge of 1874’s area and smashed a shot against the bar.

 

BOOTLE – R Jones, Halligan, Carberry, Murphy, Cartright, Millington, Clark, S Jones (Kori-Butler 65 – Hughes 90), Peers, Cox (Foy 58). Subs not used McGowan, Hoy.

 

1874 – Aghayere, Russell, Tinning (Hind ht), Pritchard, Jones, Irlam (Gardner 70), Koral, M Woolley, McGowan, Hare, Kennerley. Subs not used Meadowcroft, Waite-Jackson, Ormrod.

 

GOALS – Bootle S Jones 29, Peers 40

 

ATTENDANCE 245                               REFEREE A Ball

 

 

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonAttendance
Sat 2 Mar 20193:00 pmHallmark Security League Premier2018/19245

Ground

Delta Taxi Stadium
Delta Taxis Stadium, Vesty Rd, Bootle L30 1NY, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Bootle202
1874 Northwich000

1874 Northwich

# PlayerYellow CardsRed CardsGoals
1Tony Aghayere000
2Matt Russell000
3Jack Tinning 17000
4Jack Pritchard000
5Mark Jones000
6Jack Irlam 12000
7Mike Koral000
8Matt Woolley000
9Scott McGowan000
10Sam Hare000
11Taylor Kennerley000
12Callum Gardner 6000
14Dan Meadowcroft000
15Kazim Waite-Jackson000
16James Ormrod000
17Sam Hind 3000