GOALS: Smith ASSISTS: Plowright MAN OF THE MATCH: Carr
STALEMATE BETWEEN STOCKPORT AND DIDSBURY
Weather – Shite Pitch – Shite Ref - …….. Editors comments – the opinions in this report are solely those of the authors and not those of Didsbury Football Club. Facts may have been exaggerated/changed/completely ignored.
With both teams making a slow start and trying to keep the ball out of the middle of the park (being what can only be described as a Quagmire…gigidy) it was Stockport looking the more threatening out of the two sides. Struggling to find their way into the game Didsbury found themselves 0-1 down following a lost ball in midfield, a ball down the wing and a cut back, which eventually found its way into the back of the net despite a valiant double save from Nathan (The Cat) Carr.
The quality of the game didn’t improve much, however, Didsbury did start finding some joy with Kieran Smith starting to create some chances upfront. Eventually Jack Adcock managed to skilfully play a tactical ball off of the Stockport centre back's right leg, angling it perfectly to fall into the path of Mr Smith to nonchalantly stroke the ball past the flailing Stockport keepers out stretched arms. 1-1.
Didsbury continued to apply the pressure following their goal and after Stockport’s keeper tried to dribble the ball out of his area Jack Wallace pinched the ball and lobbed it goalwards…..Surely the ball crossed the line. Absolutely not stated the referee, using his hawkeye vision from Didsbury's 18 yard line (a feat he repeated throughout the game). HT 1-1.
Not much to report in the second half other than:-
1.Ollie Quaye added an attacking threat for Didsbury 2.Multiple long range offside decisions from the ref who refused to move outside his sphere of comfort (the centre circle) 3.A bullet shot from Jonathan Mackie from 30 yards again surely crossing the line 4.A finger up the bottom of the oppositions’ striker 5.Multiple ‘worldy’ saves from a boy turned man, Nathan Carr (MOM)
Onto next week, unlucky not to get the ‘W’ but a better performance is definitely needed.
Words by Mark Hield
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