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Cromwell B 1-6 Garswood U14 A

Garswood were chasing their 4th win of the season but got off to the worst possible start when they conceded a well taken goal after 5 minutes as Cromwell took a deserved lead. This sparked Garswood into life and after a number of missed chances and outstanding saves by the Cromwell goalie Grant finally put them level after a through ball by Quinny which the Cromwell defender sliced into his path and he lobbed it into the net. Garswood kept the pressure on Cromwell who were struggling to get out of their own half by now and it was only a matter of time before they added a second. It came through right midfielder Ben Whittle who got on the end of a cross from the left by Grant, he struck it first time and wrong footed the goalie to put Garswood into a deserved 2-1 half time lead.

The second half started as the first finished with Garswood totally dominating and 10 minutes in, a great ball from the left from Mike found Patrick in the box who brought it down and fired it in for his second goal of the season, it wasn`t long till the outstanding Grant Pilling got his 5th goal in 3 games after he put it in at the second attempt, the Cromwell goalie saved his first attempt but he followed it in and finished from a tight angle. It was the two subs who finished the scoring with new signing Leon Rosa getting his first for the club after another diagonal ball from the very impressive Mike Tinsley. He controlled well and rifled it into the bottom corner to make it 5-1. Jamie Mcquade finished the scoring with a nice piece of skill to beat the last defender and smashed a great left foot drive into the roof of the net to complete one of the most oustanding peformances I have witnessed as Garswood manager. We need to keep this up over the next 3 weeks as we are playing the 3 teams above us WELL DONE LADS!

February Match Reports

Februarys games have again been really successful for the lads of Garswood under 9s.The lads won all 3 of the their games taking their winning run to 9 games.

GAME 1 3/2/07 Cromwell (away)
This game was a real six pointer with both teams in the promotion battle. The Garswood lads showed a fantastic team spirit and battled for every ball as if it was a cup final. By half time the lads were 1-0 up thanks to Robert Green.
In the second half there was only one team going to win this game as Garswood totally dominated and scored two more goals thanks to James Brewer and Keelan Greenhalgh
Man of the Match went to our ever-reliable keeper Perry Manning.

GAME 2 17/2/07 Winwick (home)
With last weeks game postponed the Garswood lads looked really rusty in this game. I think anyone who was at this game would agree this was probably their worst performance of the season so far.
But the good thing for us was the lads managed a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Reece Naylor and Keelan Greeenhalgh and a last minute own goal.
Man of the Match went to one of our defenders who had to work overtime today – Bradley Brown.

GAME 3 24/2/07 Piranhas (home)
The final game of the month was a last 16 cup game against Piranahs FC.
Following last week’s poor performance Garswood knew they would have to really lift their game if they wanted a place in the last 8.
From the first minute it was obvious the lads were up for this one and eventually ran out 3-0 winnners, thanks to goals from Ross Pilling, Keelan Greenhalgh and James Mitchell.
Man of the Match went to James Mitchell who led his team brilliantly.

SUMMARY
We have scored 9 goals this month and conceded just 2, we are still at the top of the table and in the last 8 of the cup.
Our leading scores are James Brewer with 12 goals and Reece Naylor With 11.
Come on lads keep up the good work.

Reporter Neil Littler.