Maghull 2 - 2 Mossley Hill Athletic

Wednesday 26th August 2015 kick off 6.15pm

These types of games are very difficult to pass comment on, as they are frustrating and annoying to watch.

Two sides, who I am sure have much more to offer, served up a dish served cold with no revenge involved. Three goals came from howlers, the other had a few of us puzzled. Throw in a mess up by the officials for good measure and the night was easily forgotten. So what can you say to that !

The answer is blowing in the wind.

A daft pass, a needless foul, an unmarked player and Maghull are a goal down, The ball had hit the crossbar initially, but the same player reacted when nobody else did and put the rebound into the net. Danny Dillon should have earned Maghull a penalty, when his goal bound effort was manhandled away, but the offence was either not seen or it was deemed that playing like the Harlem Globetrotters was acceptable in this instance. The odd ooh and ahh from passes across the box and efforts from distance were the only other talking points, but nothing to really report on them.

The second half didn't overly inspire the crowd either. But Maghull got back in the game when the visitors keeper played an air shot at a nothing through ball, allowing Sam Wilkie the chance to run past him and crash it home from three inches into an empty net. Surely this would get the home side going. No ! The game became a midfield dominated tedium, now even lacking oohs and ahhs. But Mossley Hill took the lead again, when a hapless header left their right sided midfielder the chance to run into space and hit a first time shot that was parried inside the post and it was looking grim again.

The spoils were eventually shared when Sam Wilkie hit a first time effort from an outswinging corner and the crowded box seemed to stand and watch. Little were the celebrations that we actually thought it was an og, but were corrected afterwards. Yes, it was one of those games that was easily forgotten and will be. The points should have been won, but never looked like they would be.

I was a touch surprised that the footballing community did not hold a minutes silence for the two Worthing United players killed in the Shoreham air disaster. But that is just my opinion.

I am sure everyone will join me in giving our sincere condolences to Peter Edwards and his family upon the sad news of the passing away of his mother recently.

Next game : Mallaby home Saturday 29th August 2015 kick off 3pm

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