Maghull 5 - 1 Capenhurst Villa
Saturday 6th September 2014 kick off 3pm
Another home win, another bag full of goals. The only disappointment was the final tally !
This really should have been, many, many more. And from a side with seven enforced changes from last weeks outing and more on the bench. Against a side who played good football, not a percentage game.
There was a touch of deja vu about this match, casting minds back seven days. A good start, slackened off a bit, then changed up the gears to take the lead. The Capenhurst keeper had led a bit of a charmed life early on and was fortunate not to have picked the ball out of the net on two or three occasions. A penalty box scramble here and there, a lucky bounce, a yard too much pace on a through ball. They all helped to give Capenhurst a little confidence, as they grew into the game.
Two goals in a relatively short space of time, both coming from Drew Murphy, saw the hosts take command of the game that Capenhurst had begun to threaten in ( In fact, Lee Carrol produced a very good save, when in a one on one situation ) Murphy heading in from the keepers parry and tapping home after beating the keeper to a through ball.
Capenhurst started the second half in a lively fashion and got their reward with a penalty. Carrol got his hand to the strike, but it found it's way to the corner of the net. Game on.
Maghull responded in the right way, with another double salvo. The visitors keeper parried a shot and from nowhere, Liam Vogel was found following in, all on his own, to give Maghull a two goal cushion again. Soon after the points were wrapped up, when after yet another scramble in the box, the ball finally broke Maghulls way and Drew Murphy followed up last weeks brace, with a hat trick.
Substitute Mark Madden finished the scoring, after picking up a sloppy pass out by the keeper and slotted home with ease. A very good crowd, with no local Premier league matches being played, was good to see. Hopefully, the teams display and hospitality, will encourage some to keep coming.
Two good home performances shows that everything will be alright. But we need to get those first points on the board, while on the road. The next fixture would be a good place to start.
Next game : West Kirby away league Saturday 13th September 2014 kick off 3pm
Bill Weight Trophy final will be played Tuesday 16th September 2014 against Rainhill Town kick off 7pm at Bootle FC
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