AFC Didsbury 7 - 2 Halton Juniors
AFC Didsbury: Leighton, Musson, Mackie, Battersby (C), Jaffray, Bishop, Creasey, Berté, MacHugh (Rushton), Corbett, Quaye.
Goals: Corbett (3), Berté (2), MacHugh, Quaye
Assists: Berté (2), Corbett (3), Creasey (2)
Man of the Match: Berté
Didsbury coast to victory against Halton Juniors
Didsbury hit back from a goal down early on to score an avalanche of goals with an assured performance.
An unusually lacklustre start saw Didsbury a goal down, but the scores were soon level again after a devastating run and powerful finish from Mike Corbett, who had been put through by man of the match, Luke Berté. Corbett then returned the favour, with a neat pass to Berté who managed to find the net from long range.
The move of the game saw good work down the left side by Ben Jaffray and Ollie Quaye, and was finished when Neil Creasey delivered a precise cross into Kieran MacHugh, whose placed volley angled off the post and in. The half ended on a high and a seemingly unassailable lead when Berté grabbed his second, following some more great linkup play with Corbett.
After inviting some early pressure in the second half Halton Juniors pulled a goal back and shortly after, Didsbury goalkeeper, James Leighton found himself at full stretch to palm away a curling free kick, which had always seemed destined for the top corner.
Understandably, Halton then began to build some momentum but this was soon distinguished after with a quick double from Didsbury’s number 9. Corbett completed his second hattrick of the season, with the goals set up by Berté and Creasey. He then also completed a hattrick of assists, after his powerful low shot ricocheted off the Halton keeper and Quaye was first to react to the loose ball, chalking up Didsbury’s seventh of the game.
All in all, another impressive scoring display from Didsbury and a well deserved 3 points.
Words by Ollie Quaye