The hallmarksecurityleague.com(NWCFL Div 1) 2016-17.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
CHADDERTON 1 v 2 SILSDEN AFC
Minor 90. Smith 27, Eastwood 75. Att. 79
FORREST DELIGHTED WITH TEAM’S APPLICATION
The Cobbydalers lifted themselves up the table with a hard fought victory against Chadderton in another entertaining encounter. Kevin Ryan came in at the back in the place of the unavailable James Gill. Josh Kaine, who had been missed on Saturday, partnered Ryan and Matty Moses returned to his position at right back.
Danny Forrest took over the manager’s role and asked his players to play a pressing game. “I wondered if I was asking too much of the players who had had to play extra time on Saturday but they were up for it. It helped having Josh Eastwood in a free role because he has phenomenal energy levels and chased down everything. The defence were magnificent, only conceding in stoppage time, but every player gave his all. They made me feel really proud”.
Ross Wilson was a real threat up front with his pace and control. Unfortunately the new man sustained a hamstring injury in the 60th minute. “The lad was devastated” said Danny, who has also been absent with a similar injury and is very much aware that coming back too soon can be a mistake. Fortunately Kyle Hancock came on late in the game after missing the last four matches and seemed to come through without any niggles.
Chadderton, lifted by their win in the FA Vase on Saturday, were soon on the attack. Callum Jakovlevs managed to push a shot from Luke Heron wide of his post and Moses cleared the ball. Lewis Lacey headed the resulting corner-kick wide. Wademan then shot over from a good position on the left, following a Moses cross and a flick-on by Leon Smith.
Silsden began to stretch the home defence and keeper Michael Smith had to dive low to his left to keep out a twenty-five yard shot from Eastwood. Josh McNulty was tenacious at left back and Ryan dominant in the middle.
Silsden took the lead on twenty-five when Chris Wademan sent Leon Smith clear. He swiftly rounded the keeper and drove the ball into an empty net. Eastwood had another effort deflected for a corner. Jacovlevs had dealt with everything thrown at him but on thirty minutes he was beaten. Fortunately Ryan cleared off the line.
Zack Hargreaves and Tom Coulson took control of the midfield in the remaining minute of the half with intelligent reading of the game and some neat footwork. Wilson was just wide with first, a far post header and then a low shot, before the half-time whistle went.
The game followed a similar pattern in the second half. Wademan’s pace took him clear of the defence but Smith saved at his near post, then Ryan halted a swift break from Chadderton. Wilson’s injury took some of the sting out of Silsden’s attack but the defence held firm with solid tackling and discipline. Finally the Cobbydalers doubled their lead when Coulson sent Smith down the right. The low cross into the goal area was slid home by EASTWOOD.
Chadderton still fought hard but, whenever they beat one man, there was always another backing them up. It looked as though the Cobbydalers would end with only their second clean sheet of the season but, in the ninety-second minute, Dale MINOR headed home a corner. The final whistle went. Ryan said “It’s strange, it almost feels like it was a defeat but really it’s a great win”
The Cobbydalers now entertain table-toppers, City of Liverpool FC, on Saturday at Keighley Road. If the last two games are anything to go by the fans are in for a treat.
CHADDERTON FC. M. Smith, Astley, Minor, Howells Fletcher 71), Lacy, Marshall, Heron, Crothers, Landregan, Gibson, Hill (Iluobe 74). Subs not used. B. Smith, Messam.
SILSDEN AFC. Jacovlevs, Moses, McNulty, Kaine , Ryan, Hargreaves, Wilson (Henderson 60), Coulson, Smith(Hancock 73), Wademan, Eastwood. Subs not used Busfield, Forrest.
Referee Mr. D. Shepherd.
Assistants. Mr D. Cryer and Mr. A. Lorimer.