An opening pair, a set of three and four of a kind.

Maghull 7 -0 Blacon YC

Saturday 30th August 2014 kick off 3pm

Some new signings for today, may have sparked some new inspiration into the side. And competition for places is always a good thing. Keeps players on their toes. No doubt some words in the dressing came about after the midweek fiasco, but the much needed response did come.

The pattern was set very early, with that much needed pace, causing a multitude of issues for the Blacon back four. For a side that had come to Old Hall Field and won on their last two visits, it was pleasant to see the hosts play with some added verve and optimism, after two poor results. Maybe the hangover has gone ! And last seasons penalty issues "seem" to have elapsed, which is nice to see.

The first half saw two converted by Mike Cummins, sending the keeper the wrong way on each occasion. Sandwiched inbetween these was a goal a piece for the new wide players, Drew Murphy with a tap in at the back post and Daniel Duffy with a spectacular volley.

Four nil at half time did not tell the true tale of the first 45 minutes. It could so easily have been many more, but a cruel and probably wrong, offside decision robbed Colin McDonald of a goal and some sloppy finishing and easing off during the middle of the half, helped the visitors keep the scoreline down.

After an ear bashing from a disgruntled wife, during the interval, it was agreed it was only a matter of time before the flood gates re-opened. And we were right.

Drew Murphy slotted home from 15 yards after the right side of Blacons defence was cut to shreds. The battle was on for a hat trick, with Mike Cummins. And it was Cummins who claimed the spoils. Though many in the crowd failed to realise that his effort had not been palmed over the bar, but actually dropped under the bar and put six on the scoreboard.

The two other new faces came on during this spell, with JamieColbourne and Jake Preston making debut appearances. Jay Hooper also came off the bench to finish the rout, with a long distance effort that went stright under the keepers dive and make his day complete.

A clean sheet at last, will see the end of Lee Carrols badger and instill some confidence back in the side after recent wobbles. But it has to be maintained lads. Every game is a cup final for you, if you want to stay as League Champions.

Next game : Capenhurst Villa home Saturday 6th September 2014 league kick off 3pm

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