SportsReach 5-a-side League roundup – 27th November
This week, we had Light Church face Lune Valley, who were looking for their second win in as many games, following victory last week, a mouthwatering clash between Roeburndale Rascals and Newbegginers, whilst at 9pm, Chipping took on Capernwray and Halton faced a tricky Garstang side.
In the game between Light Church and Lune Valley, Lune Valley started much the better side, playing the ball about nicely, creating openings and opportunities, moving the Light Church defence about. Lune Valley had a couple of chances to take the lead, but didn’t take those chances until a couple of minutes into the game, with Alan Wadsworth striking again to grab a goal. Wadders is in a fine run of form at the moment! Lune Valley kept chipping away and tried to get a couple more goals and once the first had gone in, the rest soon followed! They moved the ball about nicely and soon the Sudell brothers were in on the act as well, both getting a couple of goals each, putting Lune Valley in a very strong position in the lead up to half time. They were 4-0 up and cruising, but continued to battle on, trying to score more goals. Steven Midwinter got in on the act before half time adding another goal to their tally. 5-0. Lune Valley had been superb this half, moving the ball about really nicely, their attacking play had been far too good for Light Church, whilst defensively, they hadn’t really been troubled. A cold night in net for keeper Jason Hettrick! Half time came and it was 5-0.
Moving into the second half, and it continued much the same as the first. Lune Valley moving the ball about very nicely, whilst Light Church were working hard but struggling to find a way through a strong Lune Valley defence. However, Lune Valley added another two goals to their tally, soon after half time, the Sudell brothers both netting again. 7 – 0. Light Church weren’t allowing Lune Valley to have it all their own way and soon found a way through the Lune Valley defence, smashing the ball home to get a goal on the score sheet. 7-1. James Sutton got in on the act for Lune Valley, with a clever finish, bringing the ball down nicely after a good ball from Jonny Sudell. 8-1. Light Church got another opportunity and netted again, making it 8-2. However, despite conceding, Lune Valley were pretty comfortable and playing some really nice stuff throughout the game. The next couple of goals were scored by Dan and Jonny Sudell again, with both brothers getting another two each, taking both their tallies to 4 for the evening, including a good penalty from Jonny Sudell, taken from his brother so that they could draw level on goals scored! This took the score to 12-1 and with it nearly full time, James Sutton completed the scoring, firing home very nicely once again. Full time and it was 13-1. A great performance from Lune Valley, who are now beginning to climb the table after a difficult start to the season.
In the other 8pm game, Roeburndale Rascals took on Newbegginers, with both sides needing the win to help consolidate their top six position and push on towards a top 4 finish. Newbegginers have been in good form recently, picking up some good results, whilst Rascals will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing the last time out. Newbegginers started the better of the two sides, playing the ball about well and making the Rascals defence work hard. Rascals also presented problems for Newbegginers, but were second best. Newbegginers soon turned this dominance into a goal, taking a 1-0 lead. They double that advantage soon after, going 2-0 up after a penalty was converted by Dan Hallam. However, Rascals were still well in the game and were continuing to battle hard against this could Newbegginers side and soon found fruit for their labours, Mick Lund firing home for Rascals, making it 2-1. However, Newbegginers continued to battle away and by half time they had a couple more goals to put them 5-1 up, after another penalty and a few good finishes from Col Sowerby and John Kelsall. Moving into the second half, both sides continued battling and it was a real tight game, both sides working really hard to try and find a couple of goals in their aims of victory. However, Sam Gorst made some good saves in net from the Rascals to keep them out, whilst Newbegginers netted twice more, putting them 7-1 up and putting victory out of sight for the Rascals side.
Before the 9pm games, Mick Lund shared with us, speaking about his life experiences. He shared how 3 events during one year of his life showed him Jesus and how he continues to work in peoples lives, even when the circumstances are very hard and tough. He encouraged those there to consider where they are at with Jesus and despite going through tough times in their lives, if they have shut Jesus out because of it.
At 9pm, Capernwray came to face Chipping, with Capernwray wanting victory, which would put them top of the league. Capernwray started the game well, get a couple of early goals to put them in a strong position during the game, with Ru and Ste scoring a couple. The perfect start! Capernwray were playing the ball about nicely, causing plenty of problems for Chipping, who were struggling to get a foothold in the game. Capernwray scored a couple more before half time, Tay getting in on the act for them. In total, Capernwray scored 9 goals during the evening, with Ru getting 5, Ste getting 3 and Tay getting 1. A great evening for Capernwray! Chipping did get a couple of goals back, through John Townley and Joe Kelsall, to make the final score 9-2.
In the other 9pm game, Halton Rangers faced a tricky test against a solid Garstang side. Both sides started well and it was quite an open game, both sides having a good number of chances at the beginning of the game. Halton opened the scoring, slotting past the Garstang keeper. A second for Halton followed soon after, however, Garstang struck back moments later and halved the deficit to 2-1. Soon after, Halton scored again to make it 3-1. This was a great game and both sides were causing the other real problems. Garstang continued to battle and soon got it back to 3-2. They were not going to lay down and allow Halton to have it all their own way! Coming into half time, it was all to play for and Garstang were soon level at 3-3, after a good finish from Matt Sowerby. Halton retook the lead again, however, with a clever finish, making it 4-3. However, after a breathless first half, it wasn’t over yet, as Garstang scored again making it 4-4 at half time. What a game! Moving into the second half and again, both sides started well, though Halton were having the better of it, scoring another few goals, putting them up 7-4 against Garstang. They continued to battle and Matt Sowerby scored again for his side, making it 7-5. Sowerby was having a fantastic game, all over the place and making some great dribbles all over the pitch. However, it was to be to no avail as Halton continued to press and work hard, scoring another few goals to take the scoreline to 10 – 5. It was a scoreline that didn’t really reflect the game itself, as it was much closer than that, but Halton will be pleased with another good result in their push to finish in the top 4 this season.
This week, there are a number of interesting games, with several of the mid table teams facing each other, including Sam Dennis vs. Light Church and Ingleton vs. Lune Valley, whilst up at the top of the table, Capernwray face a difficult test against Halton Rangers and Crown Lane face a tricky game against Carnforth, looking to use their games in hand to gain on the leaders at the top of the league.