Inter Mancs 1 - 5 AFC Didsbury
AFC Didsbury: Leighton, Jaffray, Rogers, Mackie, Bermingham, Stiff, Bishop, Berté, Wallace, Trecarichi, Quaye.
Goals: Own Goal (Inter Mancs), Bishop (3), Trecarichi
Assists: Trecarichi (2), Wallace (2), Berté
Man of the Match: Trecarichi
Didsbury serve up a 5 star performance
Didsbury produced a fine display to see off a capable Inter Mancs team and ensure they kept pace with the league leaders.
The game started brightly with both sides looking to get the ball down and play some decent football. Chances were few and far between, though, as both defences stayed on top for the majority of the opening exchanges.
It took until the twenty fifth minute for the game to open up with Didsbury’s James Leighton twice producing fine stops to deny the Inter Mancs forwards. These chances only seemed to spur Didsbury on, as a chipped through ball from right back, Ben Jaffray, found striker Paul Trecarichi unmarked in the opposition box. His attempt on goal was then inadvertently converted by the covering Inter Mancs defender.
Deep into first half stoppage time Didsbury grabbed their second with more good work by Wallace down the right. He produced a pin point cross into the 6 yard box and Chris Bishop supplied the finish.
The second half started with Didsbury in control, only for a mistake by Jonny Mackie to allow Inter Mancs in to make it to 2-1.
This was to be the only scare for Didsbury as a goal from man of the match, Trecarichi and two more from Bishop, capped off a dominant second half display and secured 3 points for the travelling side.
Words by John Battersby