A mish mash of a side,the boss on the beach and a dress rehearsal

West Kirby 0 - 4 Maghull

Monday 14th April 2014 kick off 6.30pm

Well, well, well, what did we have here.

Youth team regulars playing, Paul Jackson as a stand in left back, Danny Dillon in goal and the welcome return of Lee McConchie after 6 months out with injury.
And a much appreciated guard of honour by West Kirby for the newly crowned league champions.

But it took only a minute, for the Champions to show they had not took their foot off the pedal and to take the lead.
A free kick lofted into the box, caused the keeper a host of problems, Tom Barton got the touch and for the second game running, Chris Swords was on hand to strike home.

On a pitch that was very dry, bumpy and puffing up clouds of stuff, it looked difficult to play good football, but the Champions managed to do that. As, although far from being at full strength, they passed West Kirby to death and put on a display that could easily have brought about a far bigger scoreline.

I am sure both sides will look a whole lot different in the upcoming cup final, but dishing out a drubbing does no harm for the feel good factor.

Steve Williams had two cracking chances, amongst others that went begging, before finishing off a cracking passing move and increasing the lead that was to stay that way until the break.

The second half carried on the same way. Chances created and wasted. Dillon got bored and started playing hollywood passes out of goal when he was picking up loose passes that strayed close to him.

The third goal was a classic. A throw in was headed on by Steve Williams, Michael Boyle flicked it, first time, over his head into the space that Tom Barton was running into. Barton crossed it first time, on the run and the in rushing John Hastings headed past the despairing keeper.

Shots were blocked, cleared, or just went high or wide of the mark. If being picky, I could say it was reckless. But on another night, this performance would have yielded ten, quite easily.

Instead we settled for a dustland fairytale, as Ben Sumner...yes, Ben (of the, what do you do when you get that far up the pitch school) Sumner, snook up for a free kick. Paul Jackson smashed a left footer that the keeper could not keep hold onto and there was Maghulls new "Sniffer" to clout the rebound into the roof of the net. And his first goal of the season.

And there we have it. A great performance by a side thrown together at the last minute, due to work commitments and change of date of the game.
the season
WIlliams has joined McGrane on 12 league goals for the season (cant give you that oggy at Blacon Willo) with McDonald close by on 10

Three games left of the season to score 12 goals, for the seasons 100. A little challenge for the lads to go for ?

Next game :- Helsby away Saturday 19th April 2014 kick off 3pm

Why was the boss on the beach ? Can't say !

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