SPORTSREACH 5ASIDE LEAGUE
Unfortunately due to snow still being on the astroturf at Carnforth, our games were all cancelled on Wednesday the 7th February.
So it was good to be back playing again this week. The fixtures drew 4 of the top 5 teams in the league playing against the bottom 4 and so there weren’t as many close games as we have had recently. In the early games Wray had the chance to pick up their 3rd title in 4 seasons, as they took on a strong Chipping side. Chipping really took the game to Wray in the first half and with a few Wray players starting slowly, it was Chipping who got on top. Even when Wray aren’t scoring many, they don’t give the opposition many chances and that was the case again. Wray started to gain more control and after being 1 – 1 just before half time, Wray started to take chances and ended up winning 5 – 2. Congratulations!! Wray haven’t had things all their own way, but they have had such a settled team and have been the most consistent team this Winter.
In the other early game Carnforth took on Young Guns. Young Guns had won all their games in 2018 and from the off they were excellent. Joel Law was a constant threat and Carnforth struggled to deal with him as he was direct and his powerful left foot caused problems. Reiss Ford playing his first game of the season for Carnforth, had a great game as he linked up well with his teammates and worked hard tracking back. Carnforth did manage a consolation goal, but Young Guns were in full control and with a few minutes of the game left, Luke Gorst came out of goal and managed to grab a brace.
At 9pm Luke Parkinson spoke about two men in the Bible who one or both, have completely shape all of our lives. The first man was Adam. Luke spoke all about how Adam was the first man created and how everything was really good in the beginning. But Adam was also the first man to go it alone and turn away from what God wanted. The consequences of this have been seen right down through every generation and in every individual life. Luke said that from that point onwards death came and separation from God. Its like when you pull a plant out of the ground and it slowly dies. Our inheritance from being descended from Adam is that we are separated from God and we will all die. But then Luke told us about the second man (who was and is also God), Jesus. Jesus came to deal with the consequences of what Adam had done. He came to take the inheritance that we deserve, death. Jesus came to deal with our sin, so that if we ask for forgiveness and to live for Him, then we can have life and we can be brought back to God.
The late games matched up Ingleton against Capernwray Staff and Capernwray Students against Crown Lane. Capernwray Staff started brightly against Ingleton and were 3 – 1 up at half time and looked like causing an upset. But into the second half and Ingleton raised their game considerably and won the second half 7 – 0. Crown Lane in the other game were always on top as they attacked time and time again against a hard working Capernwray Students team. Real credit must go to the students though, as even when everything was going against them they encouraged each other and worked so hard for each other. Luke Parkinson was the star for Crown Lane, scoring what must have been a double hat trick, as his close control and finishing was exceptional.
Next week we have 2 rearranged fixtures on Tuesday night at 9pm with Galgate vs Capernwray Students and Capernwray Staff vs Crown Lane. We then have the usual 4 fixtures on Wednesday night.
Carnforth 1 – 9 Young Guns
Chipping 2 – 5 Wray
Crown Lane 12 – 2 Caperwray Students
Ingleton 10 – 3 Capernwray Staff