TAYLOR MADE WIN FOR 74
BY GARRY CLARKE
WEST DIDSBURY & CHORLTON 1-2 1874 NORTHWICH HSL PREMIER
22ND SEPTEMBER 2018
A Taylor Kennerley double ensured 1874 Northwich returned home from Manchester with their second win of the season. The winger struck in each half as 1874 defeated West Didsbury& Chorlton 2-1 at Brookburn Road.
1874 enjoyed the greater share of possession throughout an open game in which both sides were committed to attacking, although neither goalkeeper was put under too much pressure as goal scoring chances were few and far between.
Kazim Waite-Jackson and Kyle Riley were both off target in the opening minutes before Kennerley opened the scoring in the 20th minute, his cross from the left caused confusion in the West penalty area, allowing Callum Gardner to shoot. The shot was blocked by feet of West goalkeeper Marcus Burgess; having drifted in field Kennerley drilled the rebound through a packed box and into the net from 12 yards.
A minute later new signing Jack Irlam fired a shot from outside the area just wide of the target.
The home side drew level in the 30th minute. Merizel Dos Santos as allowed too much time and space to shoot from 30 yards, the ball took an awkward bounce over the diving 1874 goalkeeper into the net.
Gardner started the second half by cutting in from the right wing and shooting inches wide. He also supplied a cross which Kennerley headed narrowly wide as did Jack Pritchard from a Gardner corner.
On the hour mark West’s Joe Shaw fired a long range shot over the 1874 bar, and five minutes later Dos Santos struck the bar with a shot from distance after an 1874 clearance deflected into his path off the referee.
Debutant substitute Lucas Weir won the ball in the middle of the park; his pass set Kennerley away down the left wing, his cross found Riley who sliced the ball wide in the 65th minute.
Three minutes later 1874 cleared a corner, breaking down field Gardner’s cross field pass found Kennerley who skirted round the West defence before his shot was blocked by Burgess.
The West goalkeeper was unable to prevent Kennerley restoring 1874’s advantage in the 74th minute. Meeting a Paul Connor cross eight yards out he bulleted a header past a helpless Burgess.
The home side searched for an equaliser in the closing minutes, Scott Mason fired a shot wide, while 1874 goalkeeper James Coates denied Saul Henderson as 1874 held on for the win.
WEST- Burgess, Tinker, Woods, Andrews, Mason, Eckersley, Mason, Roberts, Henderson, Shaw (Tsegay 75), Dos Santos (Whyment 80). Subs not used Eisett, Jones, Drew-Butler.
1874 – Coates, Connor, Tucker, Pritchard, Thomas, Freakes (Weir54), Gardner, Irlam, Riley, Waite-Jackson (Winthrop 70), Kennerley. Subs not used Meadowcroft, Lever, Stevenson.
GOALS – West Dos Santos 30 1874 Kennerley 20, 74
REFEREE Liam Corrigan
|Sat 22 Sep 2018||3:00 pm||Hallmark Security League Premier||2018/19||364|
|The Recreation Ground|
|21 Meadow Bank, Manchester M21 8EF, UK|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|West Didsbury & Chorlton||1||0||1|
|#||Player||Yellow Cards||Red Cards||Goals|
|3||Jordan Tucker||1 (88')||0||0|
|6||Sam Freakes 16||0||0||0|
|10||Kazim Waite-Jackson 14||0||0||0|
|11||Taylor Kennerley||0||0||2 (20', 74')|
|14||Josh Winthrop 10||0||0||0|
|16||Lucas Weir 6||0||0||0|
|Referee||Assistant Referee 1||Assistant Referee 2|
|Liam Corrigan||Carl Trott||Joshua Smith|