A stroll in the park,Jekyll and Hyde and will lessons be learned.

Waterloo GSOB 2-4 Maghull

Saturday 21st September 2013 kick off 2pm

Let's be nice shall we.

Thirty seconds in, Mikey Cummins is put through, but his shot strikes the underside of the bar and down on the wrong side of the line, for Maghull. An early warning of what was to come ! Not really, because Waterloo, themselves, had a very good opportunity to open the scoring, when the centre forward was put clean through only to strike his shot woefully wide of the mark. All within the first couple of minutes.

Maghull heeded the warning and very soon after they took the lead, after a good turn and shot from Marko Parvas, eluded the home keeper. The second was not long in coming as Cummins stroked home a penalty, awarded when he was upended in the box.

This game had become all too easy. Number three came Mikey Cummins way after good work by Dillon and a fortuitous miss control by Parvas on the edge of the box, saw the ball at Cummins feet and he calmly slotted it into the corner. Luckily, for the hosts, the half time whistle ended what was fast becoming a bit of a pasting.

The second half was barely underway, when Rob Duttons persistance saw him nod home a rebound off the keeper and chalk up the fourth. Immediately, Waterloo won a hotly disputed penalty, straight from the restart and converted to reduce the arrears. Then we had the same old story.

Let's be honest shall we !

What was a comfortable lead suddenly became precarious. A stonewall penalty was denied by the referee, which could have reduced the arrears further. A glorious opening was again spurned by Waterloo and concerns were growing. A second goal eventually came from a corner when all switched off and when left unmarked, even Gary Neville can put those chances away. A third should have come, only luckily the centre forwards day was completed when he struck the upright with only Lee Carrol to beat. When you were young, lads, you were taught to kill a game off, score as many as you can and make the opposition suffer. Why do we get close to that position, but somehow always seem to be hoping the final whistle comes ?

Eight goals conceded in the last ten minutes, this season, isn't good. Granted this was a cup tie, but it still got scary towards the end. This league season could go to the wire and I hope letting in stupid late goals doesn't go against Maghull in the long term.

Next game : West Kirby home (at last) Saturday 28th September 2013 kick off 3pm

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