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Match Report

Jeff Walton Memorial Trophy - Round 1

Blackpool Wren Rovers

Ben Seear (1)

Danny Morris (1)

Mickey Clark (1)

Oli Crolla (1)

Tue 24 Feb, 2015

Attendance: 45

4

V

4

Lancashire and Cheshire League

Tonight saw Wrens take on a Lancashire and Cheshire League representative XI in the final group match of the Jeff Walton Memorial Trophy. Both sides knew that a win would see the victors through to the semi finals with the losers bowing out after the first 2 games ended level.

 

Wrens started positively and things were looking good as Ben Seear netted after 8 minutes. Lancashire and Cheshire tried to get back into the game but Wrens maintained their dominance and Mickey Clarke doubled the home sides advantage on 30 minutes. With the interval approaching Danny Morris added to the visitors woes as Wrens took a 3 - 0 lead on 42 minutes, which was how the half ended.

 

In the 2nd half things got even worse for the visitors as Oli Crolla made it 4 - 0 to Wrens on 52 minutes, this came after Mark Smith prevented the visitors from scoring twice in the first couple of minutes after the restart. As Wrens looked to be cruising towards the victory that would see them finish top of the group Lancashire and Cheshire started an incredible fight back scoring a brace on 68 and 70 minutes to make the score 4 - 2. This made the final 20 minutes rather nervy for the home side who squandered a number of chances to put the result beyond doubt.

 

With the game entering 6 minutes stoppage time Wrens must have thought the victory was secure but the visitors had other ideas and made it 4 - 3 with 92 minutes on the clock. This drove them on even more and got the equaliser as the game entered its 96 minute to make the final score 4 - 4.

 

This remarkable score leaves all 3 teams level on 2 points each with Lancashire and Cheshire top having scored 7 goals, Wrens 2nd scoring 6 and Liverpool 3rd scoring 5. We now await the draw for the semi finals and where they will be played.

 

On Saturday Wrens travel to Hesketh Bank with a 3pm kick off.

Starting line up

  • Mark Smith

  • Seb Draper

  • Jordan Dowthwaite

  • Kurt Bradley

  • Fran Donaghy

  • Anthony Pearson

    Tony "Prizefighter" Pearson is a fearsome competitor who takes his football very seriously. Tony has excellent defensive attributes - adores a tackle, knocks a great ball, has good positional sense, is always up for a battle with any str...

  • Chris Glynn

  • Mickey Clark

  • Danny Morris

  • Oli Crolla

  • Ben Seear

Substitutes used

  • Mason May

    Mason is a nice lad with a good attitude who has regularly been training to help develop his game. He is a versatile player who can operate at full back or in midfield.When he does train, the lads are very wary of his love for the 'firm' tack...

  • Ric Seear

  • Taran Moxan

Substitutes not used

  • Conn Methven

    Conn has brought a wealth of quality and experience to the club since signing from Kirkham & Wesham (AFC Fylde) in 2008. He has enjoyed a fairly illustrious career at this level, with 5 LFA Shields, 4 Northern Counties Cups...

  • Jack Sharples

    Jack is an enthusiastic footballer who can play in several positions including centre or wide midfield, but is now recognised for his incessant work rate and nuisance capability up front. Has a vicious shot that the m...

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