It was probably the closed match we’ve seen in a long time with both teams struggling to create a clear chance. Harrison had several attempts from distance, Tommy delivered some great crosses from out on the right but nothing clear cut. The Royton defenders were in superb form with the full backs of Sean and Kieran stopping everything. Saif and Lewis looked like they’d been partners for years with some fantastic work going on with them.
Isaac and Tommy were adding pace and width while H, Ewan, Joe, Rex and Sam did all of the dirty work playing central. Jackson was the single man up top and was targeted as the danger man with 3 defenders on him.
It took 30 minutes to break the deadlock with a sweetly struck shot from Rex curing away from the keeper into the top corner.
1-0 at half time.
Much of the same in the 2nd half but a Middy lad just strayed offside and and his header rightly ruled out. A definite let off.
With 10 minutes to go Middy won a penalty after being obstructed in the box by Ciaran. It was struck straight down the middle and Ciaran managed to get a foot to it.
The lads managed to hold out for the remaining 10 minutes and take all 3 points.
A great game to watch and possibly a little luck to be taking all 3 points.
Rex was awarded mom, although Lewis ran him very close as did Tommy. Not one lad put a foot wrong, great effort from everyone.
Ewan was awarded September player of the month, Joe was awarded October player of the month.
Hopefully we’ll have a fully fit squad available for next week which is at home against Rossendale. We played these last season in the main cup and were narrowly beaten
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