Frickley 10 Liversedge 1
Perfect 10 - Beautiful South (Elmsall)
When I drove away from the Marske game on Tuesday, I though to myself "this team is going to give someone a real hiding soon" - little did I know that it would happen so quickly & so destructively.
I guess that when the Liversedge defenders saw that Gav was on the subs bench, they let out a collective sigh of relief. Sadly (for them) their exhalations were shortlived - once the front 3 clicked they were like a wrecking ball, given a superb display of skill, pace & brutality.
A few changes from the Marske game - Gav, Connor Smith & Danny Rowe on the bench & Phil Watt, Sam Liversidge (no relation) & Dangerous Dan Palmer (more of him later) coming into the starting 11.
It was the visitors who took a surprise lead in the 3rd minute - a missed tackle meant that they were able to move the ball forward quickly & take the first spoils.
Frickley took some time to adjust to their new line up & were 2nd best in the early stages.
On 8 minutes Tyler burst into the box & was brought down. He jumped up & scored the pen, 1 each & Frickleys 51st game on the bounce where they have scored. 10 minutes later & we were in front for the first time. Dan Palmer got the ball in the box, casually back heeled it to Haze who smashed it home.
Next up, potentially a game changing moment - Liversedge front line found some space in the box but Hugo pulled off an incredible double save from close range to keep it at 2-1.
On the half hour Tyler Walton put in a great cross for Dangerous Dan to power home from close range, 3-1.
Tyler & Patts had chances but no further additions
HALF TIME - FRICKLEY 3 LIVERSEDGE 1
Half time substitutions - JB & Connor Smith replaced McGuire & Patts
Frickley started the 2nd half in emphatic fashion, a laser through ball meant that DP broke the defence, rounded the keeper & slotted home in the 47th minute & 2 minutes later Tyler set up JB to stroke it home for 5-1. A kinder referee might have called it off at this point as the visitors were on their knees, literally & metaphorically
Joe Hayden replaced Ben Algar shortly after
Lovely interplay between Haze & Tyler set up Jack Burton for another calm clinical finish on 55 minutes - JBs 2nd of the game - 6-1
Dan Palmer was on fire & he rocketed down the left, beat the defence all ends up, got into the box, fell over, got up & still had time to pull it back to Haze who slotted home to make it 7-1 on 65 minutes.
The visitors were still sticking at it & Hugo pulled off another great one handed save - pretty much his only action of the 2nd half.
JB missed a great chance to get his hat trick but the Blues didn't let up - Haze & Dan Palmer worked together to set up Tyler Walton who caressed the ball into the onion bag (not you Jerry) for 8-1 & straight from the kick off the ball broke to Sam Liversidge who powered home for Frickleys 9th.
We still weren't finished - right at the death Haze completed the rout with a delicious chip lob to make it 10-1. This was Hazes 5th hat trick for the club & his 73rd goal for the club.
I've dusted the history books off this morning, it isn't the only time we've scored 10 (we were on fire in 1923, we beat Yorkshire Amateurs 10-1 & Rothwell Athletic 10-0, we won 10-0 v Firpanians in 1987 and v Brodsworth in 1911) but it was our biggest ever win in the FA Cup & Liversedges biggest ever defeat
Let's not get too carried away, Liversedge were gone from the start of the 2nd half but it's not every day that your team scores 10, we were awesome!
We now have 3 leading scorers - all on 3, Haze, Tyler & JB
WEBMASTER MOTM - the front 3 Weapons Of Mass Destruction are clearly going to get all the glory but plenty of others deserve a shout. Hugo with his incredible double save at 2-1, the back 4 pretty much gave him a day off apart from that with Jameel being the stand out defender. The Fire McGuire was superb in the first half & Johno Williams took over his mantle in the 2nd half. JW was pinging 30 & 40 yards balls around like a man flicking wasps off a thistle. JB was excellent 2nd half & took his goals well. Ultimately though the Walton /Hazel / Palmer combo was irresistible & were unplayable for large chunks of the game. The Glitterball has to go to Deadly Dan Palmer - goals, assists, power, pace, precision, perfect! Well done sir!
165 through the gate, thank you to everyone who attended & thank you to everyone who bought a programme as we sold out
Next up, we are away to Cleethorpes on Bank Holiday Monday, kick off 3pm