Goals: Whiteley, Harrison, Corbett Assists: Vasko, Whiteley, Hay Man of the Match: Whiteley
Didsbury settle into their new home by putting three past Fallowfield
After an opening day defeat, Didsbury were keen to make sure that they took the full three points from their first competitive game at their new home on Ford Lane.
Goalkeeper, James Leighton, was simply a spectator in the first half, as Fallowfield failed to hit a single shot on target. Didsbury’s Rick Peat came close after half an hour, as his shot from 30 yards forced the Fallowfield goalkeeper into making a full stretch save. However, the deadlock wasn’t broken until deep into the half when winger, Pavol Vasko, played the ball through to midfielder, Tom Whiteley, who opened up his body and curled his shot into the top right corner of the net.
The score remained 1 nil at the break, but soon into the second half man of the match, Whiteley, found himself in the opposition box and neatly fed the ball through to Didsbury’s number ten, Matt Harrison, who calmly side footed into the bottom corner.
Didsbury were clearly starting to get into their stride now and continued to create a number of good chances. Harrison was left red faced when he was presented with a golden opportunity from five yards out, but the striker couldn’t hit the target and his shot ricocheted off the post.
Didsbury made a number of changes in the final stages of the match and substitute, Mike Hay, seemed to make an almost instant impact. He used his pace well down the right flank and his cross found Mike Corbett in space in the box. Corbett’s first shot was saved but he was first to react to the rebound and made no mistake with his follow up attempt.
Three goals and a clean sheet was the sort of result that Didsbury had hoped for from this fixture and will certainly fill them with confidence going into their next game.