SportsReach 5 a side league roundup – 4th December
On Wednesday evening we had a number of good games take place, with Ingleton playing Lune Valley, Sam Dennis’ side played Light Church, Crown Lane played Carnforth and high flying Halton took on top of the league Capernwray.
In the first of the 8pm games, Ingleton took on Lune Valley, with Lune Valley looking to continue their march up the league and their good run they’ve set off on recently. They started off strongly, playing the ball about well and finding gaps in the Ingleton defence to have a few shots at goal. A couple of minutes later and Lune Valley took the lead, super Alan Wadsworth scoring again for the third game in a row, with a smart finish from the right side of the box. This man is on fire at the moment! He will be catching Jamie Vardy up in the goal scoring charts soon! James Sutton doubled their lead soon after, another clever finish from the right hand side of the box. Lune Valley were playing the ball about really nicely and causing Ingleton some real problems with their passing play and movement. Soon after, the Sudell brothers got in on the act again and both got a goal apiece, with Dan’s being the pick of the bunch, taking the ball down nicely and firing home. Lune Valley were excellent this half, aided as well by some excellent saves by keeper Jason Hettrick.
Going into the second half, Ingleton improved, playing the ball about nicely and were soon rewarded as Josh Whitaker slotted a nice finish past keeper Hettrick to make it 4-1. However, Lune Valley responded quickly to this by netting another 3 goals in quick succession. Jonny Sudell completed his hattrick with some good finishes, catching Ingleton on the counter attack for one goal, finishing smartly putting Lune Valley 6-1 ahead. Super Alan Wadsworth is playing like Alan Shearer at the minute with the number of tidy finishes he is getting, netting again for his second of the game, putting them 7-1 up, with another smart finish. Lune Valley kept attacking and their slick passing and movement was proving to much for Ingleton, with Jonny Sudell netting again for his fourth of the game. Another fantastic performance from Sudell, proving to be a fantastic addition to the Lune Valley side this season. James Sutton got his second of the game, to join in on the good performances, taking a penalty, calmly dispatched into the roof of the net, making it 9-1. However, Ingleton weren’t going to allow Lune Valley to have it all their own way and their new signing finished tidily for 9-2. Full time came soon after and another good performance from Lune Valley is taking the right up the league table after their slow start!
In the other 8pm game, a depleted Light Church side came to face Sam Dennis’ side, who were looking for victory. Sam Dennis’ side started well and soon found themselves ahead, with some tidy finishes. Sam Dennis’ side were playing some nice stuff and were making Light Church work very hard. They were struggling to find anything in the way of attacking play, Sam Dennis’ side over whelming them with wave after wave of attack and soon were several goals to the good. Light Church did grab one back, but it was to prove nothing more than a consolation as Sam Dennis’ side were running riot during this game, netting goal after goal pushing their lead ever greater. In all, Sam Dennis’ side were much the better side and found themselves coming out on top, winning 11-2.
At 9pm, we had Jam Robinson come and share the word with us. He told us about a song called ‘Waymaker’ and read out the chorus, which says:
Way makerWaymaker chorus by Leeland
Light in the darkness
Jam used these four points for his talk. He shared how as we grow up, we have to make many different choices, to go the right way or our own way and shared how God is our waymaker, as He has power and authority over all things. He then spoke of how God is a promise keeper. he shared how he makes promises and he doesn’t always fulfil them, but in the Bible, there are 3500 promises, many of which have been fulfilled and more will be fulfilled. Jam mentioned 2 Corinthians 1:10 which says: ‘And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.’ Finally, Jam talked about how God is the light in the darkness, which is what God says will happen when we make a committment – a light comes into our lives. When the light of Christ comes in, darkness retreats from our lives.
In the first of the 9pm games, Crown Lane took on Carnforth, looking for a victory to help them towards the top of the league. It was a fairly even start, neither team finding a way through the others strong defence. After about 8 minutes, Crown Lane opened the scoring, with Dan Parkinson finding a way through the Carnforth defence with a clever finish. This helped Crown Lane to get going in the game and more goals soon followed, with a lovely finish from Andrew Alexander the pick of the bunch, firing a curling shot into the top corner from near the half way line. A great finish. Dan Parkinson was superb in this game, weaving in and out of the Carnforth defence and playing some beautiful balls into his team mates feet. Carnforth just could not deal with him, he was different class. At half time, Crown Lane were five goals to the good, with a number of good saves from Josh Buchanan keeping out Carnforth, to keep it 5-0. Moving into the second half and Crown Lane continued to play well, causing great problems for Carnforth. Dan Parkinson continued to pull the strings for Crown Lane, whilst a clever finish from Dan Giannoccaro put them another goal to the good. Carnforth did get onto the score sheet, beating keeper Buchanan with a good drive from Damien Kitching. However, it was to little, to late as Keith Townley got another, as did Dan Parkinson putting them a good way into the lead at 8-1. The defecit was cut a little more as Carnforth scored again, but to round off the evening, Crown Lane scored once more to give themselves a resounding 9-2 victory, taking a massive step to reclaiming top spot in the league title race.
In the other 9pm game, there was to be a real humdinger of a game between Halton Rangers and Capernwray. Halton would prove to be a real handful for a good Capernwray side and the winner of this would also consider themselves one of the favourites for taking the league title this season. Halton opened the scoring early on, making it 1-0, through their very handy striker up top. However, Capernwray, led by Christian, roared back and brought things level soon after. This game was proving to be a real battle and both sides were working really hard to try and find the next goal, which would prove crucial in the game. It was a real back and forth encounter. Halton found the next goal of the game, which would prove vital, scoring shortly before half time. Halton are a real handful this season, with very good attacking prowess. However, you can never count against Capernwray, such is their strength in depth and the quality of some of their players. Soon into the second half, they were level, another good move resulting in a tidy goal. That was just what this game needed, to ensure it continued to be a real battle. The next 10 minutes were really tough football, both sides working so hard to nullify the other. It was proving to be a good game to watch. The next goal in this game would be vital in deciding where the three points went and both sides were working really hard to try and make sure they got those three points. Halton found the vital third goal of the game, much to their delight, putting them 3-2 up. This led to a dogged defensive performance, nullifying the Capernwray attack that has been so deadly this season. Halton were desperate for the win and were throwing everything at it to ensure they did. Capernwray were unable to find any way through and moments from the end of the game, the result was confirmed, as a long ball floated up to the Capernwray box was inadvertently headed in by a Capernwray defender, making it 4-2 and giving the win to Halton.