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Second successive win for Daisy

Second successive win for Daisy

By Daisy Hill FC
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Daisy Hill move into sixth place in the table after a 3-1 win over Pilkington.

Daisy Hill recorded their second win in a row with a 3-1 victory over Pilkington at New Sirs.

An early goal from skipper Sam Howell got Daisy off to a good start, and further strikes in the second half from James Bateman and Jamie Ramwell put the game out of reach, although Pilkington substitute Matthew Taylor did pull back a consolation goal for the visitors.

Pilkington arrived at New Sirs on the back of an outstanding win at Marine in the Liverpool Senior cup on Wednesday night, and they created the first clear chance of the game in the 11th minute, with Daisy keeper Dean Williams having to race off his line to block an attempt by Taylor Prescott.

But two minutes later it was Daisy who broke the deadlock, when Jake O'Brien's corner kick was headed out into the path of Sam Howell, who steered a shot into the far corner of the net through a ruck of players.

Straight from the restart Pilkington advanced forward, and Dean Williams had to react quickly to beat away a shot from Taylor Prescott.

It was Daisy who always looked the likelier side to score, however, and Sam Howell came close to doubling his and his side's tally when he collected a through ball from James Bateman and tested Sam Tickle in the Pilkington goal with a shot that the keeper tipped over the bar.

On the half hour, Tickle was called into action again, this time taking no chances in tipping over a dipping volley from Jake O'Brien at full stretch.

After the break, Daisy began on the front foot and Danny Warburton tested Tickle in the Pilkington goal with a free kick that the keeper gathered safely, and Pilkington had another let off five minutes later when James Bateman set up Jamie Ramwell for a low drive that just missed the far post.

Pilkington's best chance of the game so far arrived 12 minutes into the second half when Taylor Prescott's header from Marcus Giglio's right wing free kick hit the bar with Williams beaten.

But just after the hour, Daisy doubled their advantage when James Bateman scored his second goal in successive games, squeezing the ball into the net from an acute angle after a Jamie Ramwell shot had been blocked.

With 20 minutes remaining, Jamie Ramwell got on the score sheet himself, pouncing on a loose ball when Pilkington's Dominic Whelan slipped when in possession, before advancing in on goal and slipping the ball under the keeper to put Daisy three ahead.

However, three minutes later Matthew Taylor pulled a goal back for Pilkington when he took advantage of hesitancy in the Daisy defence to pinch the ball away from Dean Williams and roll it into the unguarded net to give the visitors something to cheer.

But Daisy saw the game out safely to pick up the points and James Bateman could have added to the goal tally late on, when he blasted over the bar in a one on one with the keeper, and narrowly failed to connect fully with a Jamie Ramwell cut back into the box.

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Match date

Sat 30, Nov 2019






First Division North

League position

Daisy Hill