Sat 18
Atherton LR
2
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2
League
First Team
W Rosa (43'), N Battersby (90')
O Camara (5'), R Shenton (36')
Report | Atherton LR 2-2 Chadderton

Report | Atherton LR 2-2 Chadderton

By Ryan Booth
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Battersby's stoppage time equaliser breaks Chadderton hearts


Chadderton squandered a two goal first-half lead as Atherton LR came from behind to snatch a 2-2 draw, on a frustrating afternoon at Crilly Park.

Despite establishing a comfortable lead through strikes from Oumar Camara and Ryan Shenton, Wilson Rosa's first-half effort combined with a stoppage time equaliser from Niall Battersby ensured Rovers rescued a point.

Commenting on the draw, Chaddy manager David Fish said: "We just didn’t get going and as a result the game was scrappy and fairly even.

"On the balance of the game, given that performance, a draw was probably a fair result. Being two nil up after 36 minutes though that result felt like a loss. The first goal came from us failing to deal with a long ball and the equaliser came in the last minute of normal time, just seconds after we’d had the ball around the Atherton area.

"There was a definite naivety in our play and we weren’t able to play football or kill the game off; had we played football the way we are able we’d have won or if we’d shown more effective game management we’d have won.

"A lack of experience is no longer an excuse given the amount of football at this level the starting XI has played."

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Match details

Match date

Sat 18, Aug 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

47

Competition

First Division North

League position

13
Chadderton
19
Atherton LR
Oumar Camara

Player of the match

Oumar Camara