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Winsford United
Congleton Town
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J Main (48'), D Warburton (90'), B Burey (90')
Mon 19 Nov 19:45 - Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League - Premier Division Attendance 218

Bears Bounce Back with Win at Winsford

The Bears were looking to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing defeat at Irlam. A few changes saw Main, Foster and Warburton into the starting 11, with Griffith, Adegbenro and Burey on the bench.

The game started slowly with neither side creating much but the Bears had most of the play. Winsford created the first opening with a shot on target but Peters deflected it for a corner. Then Dean Warburton tried to get John Main in but the ball was just too strong and ran out for a goal kick. Saul Henderson then headed wide and a dangerous Tom Stephens cross was cleared. Craig Ellison in the Bears goal had a couple of comfortable saves to make as Winsford looked for openings, but the Bears were looking the more threatening with Henderson just being denied by the keeper and Tom Schofield being flagged for offside when through on goal.

Stephens came to the Bears rescue as the half drew to a close, blocking an effort on the line. At the other end Main had a chance with a shot that just skimmed the bar.

Half time Winsford 0-0 Congleton

1819 Wins 0-3 Cong
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The Bears pressure paid off early in the second half. Main won back possession and used great footwork to beat his man then shot low and to the left into the net. The Keeper dived but then withdrew his hands when he thought it was going wide. It wasn’t, 1-0 Bears.

Now the Bears took control and were creating numerous chances, Henderson with a cross just over, Dan Cope with free-kick that went over the home wall and was cleared and Steve Foster and Cope with shots just wide.

Winsford had limited opportunities and a header was saved by Ellison and a low shot similarly. The Bears came agonisingly close when a Foster ball in was cleared, Cope collected and hit a looping shot just over the bar.

The Bears extended their lead in added time. They cleared a Winsford attack with ball out to sub Bevan Burey. He made a strong run down the wing and was fouled but the ref played advantage. He fed Foster who played the ball through to Warburton who fired home, 2-0 Bears.

The game was wrapped up two minutes later, Burey hitting a superb 25 yard shot into the corner. 3-0.

The final whistle soon followed, and the Bears had put Saturday’s defeat behind them with an excellent win.
Manager Brian Pritchard said after the game:
“Another clean sheet and good to bounce back from Saturday. We took our chances well in the 2nd half. A deserved 3 points”

Team: Ellison, Stephens, Peters, Ryder, Morris, Schofield, Foster, Warburton, Henderson (Griffith 85), Cope (Williams 79), Main (Burey 66)
Unused: Adegbenro, Cooke

Attendance 218 and Bears Man of the Match was Tom Morris.

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Key moments

Goal John Main scores for Congleton Town
Goal Dean Warburton scores for Congleton Town
Goal Bevan Burey scores for Congleton Town

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1819 Wins 0-3 Cong
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1819 Wins 0-3 Cong


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90:00 Goal 0 - 2
Dean Warburton scores for Congleton Town
90:00 Goal 0 - 3
Bevan Burey scores for Congleton Town
85:00 Sub Off
Saul Henderson is substituted off for Congleton Town
85:00 Sub On
Anthony Griffith is substituted on for Congleton Town
79:00 Sub Off
Dan Cope is substituted off for Congleton Town
79:00 Sub On
Dominik Williams is substituted on for Congleton Town
68:00 Yellow Card
Dan Cope is yellow carded for Congleton Town
66:00 Sub On
Bevan Burey is substituted on for Congleton Town
66:00 Sub Off
John Main is substituted off for Congleton Town
48:00 Goal 0 - 1
John Main scores for Congleton Town
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  • Winsford United
  • Congleton Town
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  • John Main Goal 48:00'
  • Bevan Burey Sub On 66:00'
  • John Main Sub Off 66:00'
  • Dan Cope Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Dan Cope Sub Off 79:00'
  • Dominik Williams Sub On 79:00'
  • Saul Henderson Sub Off 85:00'
  • Anthony Griffith Sub On 85:00'
  • Dean Warburton Goal 90:00'
  • Bevan Burey Goal 90:00'

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Ellison, Craig Ellison, Craig
Stephens, Tom Stephens, Tom
Ryder, Joshua Ryder, Joshua
Main, John Main, John
Morris, Tom Morris, Tom
Peters, Rick Peters, Rick
Foster, Steve Foster, Steve
Schofield, Tom Schofield, Tom
Cope, Dan Cope, Dan
Henderson, Saul Henderson, Saul
Warburton, Dean Warburton, Dean


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# Team Pl Pts
1. City of Liverpool 25 63
2. Congleton Town 24 50
3. Bootle 24 49
4. Barnoldswick Town 23 42
5. Charnock Richard 26 41
6. Burscough 26 40
7. Runcorn Town 25 40

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