Impressive home win for the U16s
Rain didnt stop play as Mellor ran out comfortable winners
Mellor were comfortable victors against the combined side of Wilmslow and Mersey Guild. The three players back from England Academy duty, Dan Jones, Josh Poke and Josh Pink looked very slick and they provided the engine for this good team performance. Everyone played their part and the good team spirit and quick interplay was too much for a battling WMG. The first quarter established Mellor’s dominance, when after a surprise opening goal from the visitors, Mellor scored seven. By halftime it was 10-2 and six more in the third and another five in the final quarter showed the consistency of this Mellor team. It was good to see Ben Mochan on the score sheet with 5 goals and Ben Tipping and Drew Bickerton also had confident games in midfield. Time and again though the speed, strength and craft of Josh Poke exposed the visitors and he deserves to be man of the match.
GOALS : Josh Poke 7, Josh Pink 5, Ben Mochan 5, Dan Jones 2, Drew Bickerton 2, Ben Tipping 1
ASSISTS : Josh Pink 2, Drew Bickerton 3, Dan Jones 3, Josh Poke 2, Will Tadman 1, Ben Mochan 1
SAVES : 3
Man Of the Match - Josh Poke
Match Reporter - Dominic MacDonald