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Frickley Athletic
Carlton Town
Mon 16 Apr 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK South Full time Attendance 188

Frickley 4 Carlton 0


As I left the ground to the whinnying bray of the donkey in the adjacent field which had just taken the full force of Jacob Hazels penalty kick, we had just secured a place in the play offs & the chase for 2nd place for still very much on!

Jameel took a well earned breather & took a place on the bench, Cammy Hough came into the starting 11 & Richie Patts wore the armband.

The Blues were on the front foot straight away - in the 2nd minute a Duggie cross was cleared out to Sam Liversidge but his shot went over. Then a Benny Algar corner was met by the Burns Unit who actually got too much head on it & his effort went over. Good interplay by Duggie & Algar set up the former with a good chance but he pulled his shot wide. Long ball out from Tyler Walton to Haze who frees Duggie but his shot hits the bar.

Then Carlton had 2 very good chances to score - they obliged with neither - & this seemed to be the siren call for Frickley to shift into another gear. On 41 minutes Ben Algar flighted a corner in which eventually fell to Tyler who powered it home - have a look at his reaction in Onion Bags photo, he liked it!

Frickley had a great chance for 2 nil when a poor clearance by the keeper fell to Haze who sped to the box, turned his defenders but put his shot in the car park.


5 minutes into the 2nd half & the game was pretty much over as a competition. Jacob broke magnificently & his rasping drive hit the crossbar & bounced down leaving Duggie with the task of a nice cushion header into the onion bag (not you Jerry) for 2 nil.

& 5 minutes after that it was 3 nil - Richie Patts with a lovely ball to release Tyler who burned his defender & rolled the ball to Haze for a tap in (by his standards). Jacobs 45th goal of the season!!

That was Tylers work done for the evening as he picked up a knock & was replaced by George Milner.

Carlton became more & more frustrated & the red mist descended - twice - as 1 player saw a straight red (& walked off like a 90 year old carrying his dead wife - courtesy of Ken!) & another got 2 yellows. Sam Liversidge made way for Jameel & the Masterblaster made his mark later in the game.

Ben Algar had been on the receiving end of a few naughty ones & was replaced by Ishy D.

The ball ping ponged around in the box, Frickley had about 5 swipes at it & then Jameel decided that enough was enough & smashed it home for 4-0. That was our 105th league goal this season, which is a club record - some team!

Haze burns the defence & is chopped down in the box for an easy penalty award - Jacob gets up to take the penalty but sadly it landed in the Asda car park


The Blues had a massively emphatic victory without really having to get out of 2nd gear. I feel sorry for the likes of Carlton who have got to play 8 games in 13 days - is that fair on lads who have to work to earn a living? Also is it fair on their fans?? Big points for the league to look at in the future

WEBMASTER MOTM - solid performances throughout. Tyler would have won the Glitterball had he played the full 90, special mention to Sam Liversidge, Ben A & Richie Patts, who gave a quality skippers performance. Carlton couldn't cope with Haze. However the Glitterball goes to Danny Burns - massive shift by him & ensured that Jake Turner went home with a clean shirt

Next up Gresley away on Saturday - let's get there in numbers & BRING THE NOISE

Still pictures courtesy of Onion Bag, moving pictures courtesy of Frickley Athletic TV & our good friend Nibbler

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Basford United 42 100
2. Alvechurch 42 85
3. Frickley Athletic 42 82
4. Bedworth United 42 74
5. Chasetown 42 73
6. Stamford 42 71
7. Leek Town 42 68

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