CHORLEY RESERVES (2) 2
ALTRINCHAM RESERVES (4) 6
Lancit Haulage Lancashire League Match
Saturday, 22 October, 2005
CHORLEY RESERVES: 1. MARLAND, 2. MYERS, 3. BROMHAM, 4. MOFFATT, 5. GIBBONS, 6. OSI-EFA, 7. TOOHEY, 8. MILLINGTON, 9. OLSEN, 10. BATES, 11. LEES. Subs: 12. GORNALL, 14. SMITH, 15. BLANE.
ALTRINCHAM RESERVES (Red & white striped shirts, white shorts, red socks): 1. Craig ELLISON, 2. Paul MONAGHAN, 3. Ashley BROWN, 4. Mark MADDOX, 5. Daniel HEFFERNAN, 6. Dwaine LINDSAY (capt), 7. Michael BROWN, 8. John MALONEY, 9. Pat McFADDEN, 10. Lee HENDLEY, 11. Mike SUTTON. Subs: 14. James MARSDEN, 15. Lewis SCHOFIELD, 16. Ben DEEGAN, 17. Rico RICHARDS.
This report is based on information kindly supplied by Neil Brown
Craig Ellison returned in goal, first teamer Mark Maddox came in for Stephen Rose and Danny Heffernan replaced Laurence Ball as Mark's defensive partner. Other changes saw Dwaine Lindsay resume as captain in place of first-teamer Steve Aspinall whilst Gary Williams, who started the last game, has since left Altrincham, so Mike Brown returned on the right flank. On the bench, Ben Deegan got a call up from the youth team for whom he has scored regularly this season, whilst Rico Richards, another youth graduate, from several seasons ago, joined him there.
Alty raced into a three goal lead. After just three minutes, the ball came forward into the Alty midfield where Dwaine Lindsay fed Pat McFadden. His pass found Lee Hendley whose pace took him through to plant the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the net. Two minutes later, Mark Maddox, wearing a pair of borrowed boots formerly owned by Everton's Tomasz Radzinski, headed the ball on from a Mike Brown corner. A Chorley defender knocked the ball down and Maddox, the Alty centre back, crashed a half-volley, right-footed, through the crowded goalmouth into the left corner of the net. It was a goal of such quality as make regular striker Pat McFadden fear for his place in the team (5 mins). But Alty made it 3-0 after nine minutes when John Maloney got onto Marsden's cross and, though he initially lost possession, Maloney recovered the ball and interchanged passes with Pat McFadden, before scoring well.
But Alty allowed Chorley back into the game after an injury to Paul Monaghan caused them to lose their shape. The Alty defender was caught late when the ball had already gone out of play and was off the pitch when Chorley scored twice in four minutes (22 and 26 mins). Paul is likely to be out now for several weeks. James Marsden came on to replace Monaghan at the back. But Alty restored their two-goal cushion when Pat McFadden netted again after 43 minutes. This goal came after Hendley had hit a shot against the cross bar and McFadden pounced to make it 4-2 at the interval. Alty had had other earlier chances in the first half to extend their lead, with two unconverted chances falling to McFadden and one to Mike Brown.
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After 55 mins, Lewis Schofield came on for Mike Sutton. Five minutes later Marsden and Mike Brown got the ball to Pat McFadden. The striker beat three men before firing across the keeper into the bottom right-hand corner of the net. During the second half Alty were awarded a penalty when Pat McFadden was brought down. Dwaine Lindsay was the designated penalty taker but he agreed to allow the irrepressible Mark Maddox the honour. Mark put the ball to the keeper's right but the Chorley no.1 beat the ball out. Following up, Mark smashed the ball well over the bar - indeed, manager Neil Brown has asked the website to make a public apology to the owner of the racing pigeon whose passing flight was brought to an end by Mark's wayward shot!
Ben Deegan came on after 65 minutes to replace Lee Hendley, who had taken a knock. Alty's sixth and final goal came ten minutes from the end when Mike Brown and John Maloney fed Ben Deegan, who went on to score into the bottom left corner. However, Deegan was robbed of two further goals. On the first occasion he got past a central defender before lobbing the keeper only for the ball to go out of play off the crossbar. And then, in the final seconds, he got through, beat a defender, rounded the keeper and scored, only for the referee to blow for full time and wipe out the goal!
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ALTRINCHAM RESERVES 6