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Scarisbrick Hall FC
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Report: Scarisbrick Hall 4 - 1 Georges

Report: Scarisbrick Hall 4 - 1 Georges

By Tom Soffe
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Scabby Hall draw level at the top of the S&D:AFL 1st Division after an entertaining 4-1 victory over Georges FC...

For the 2nd week running another big turn out meant that 5 players wouldn't make it into the 16 man match squad, providing selection headaches for Frank Medlicott and Dave O'Reilly.

There was little to separate the two sides in the first half, with both sides creating chances and neither ultimately able to convert and find the decisive finish.

Paul Pruden came closest for the home side, bullying his way past defenders across the box, past the last man to fire off a shot from a tight angle, with the keeper beaten, the strike cannoned back off the base of the post. Lewis O'Reilly unable to adjust his feet quick enough with the follow up to get a meaningful effort on goal.

The first period had Danny Lonorgan terrorising the Georges' Right Back, who couldn't cope with the winger pace and skill as he continually jinked his way past his counterpart delivering into the box, with the resulting strikes coming closer each time.

Tom Soffe clearly disappointed with his display in the first half hour of the game, his panicking clearance and scrappy play hampering his sides progress, but he came into his own before the conclusion of the half, firstly scampering round to poke the ball from the striker in an ensuing game of pinball inside the home sides area, before plunging on the ball at the feet of Matthew O'Reilly to alleviate the danger.

In the final knockings of the half Georges FC broke the homesides defensive cordon with David Jones beaten to the header flicked on past the cover of Matthew O'Reilly, as the striker raced through on goal. Tom Soffe made the decisive charge rushing for the feet of the attacked thwarting the effort to the delight of the supporting hoards.

HALF TIME: Scarisbrick Hall 0 - 0 Georges FC

After riding the early pressure from the visitors at the start of the second half, Scarisbrick Hall began to turn the screw as Georges' legs began to tire. The breakthrough came as Paul Pruden ended his mini goal drought to force home the opener, the goal only seemed to spare on the vistiors who stepped up their game once again.

The home side were put under a barrage of pressure, forcing them to defend deep, but were able to counter the pressure and sew up the tie with 2 goals in 2 minutes. Lewis O'Reilly continued his recent goal scoring form in rather fortuitous circumstances, forced towards the corner flag, O'Reilly made the room to deliver a cross towards the far post with Jack Medlicott following in. The cross was watch by the keeper only for the ball to drift into the top corner, as the keeper looked on in disbelief, with O'Reilly turning away with a rye smile.

The follow up strike came just minutes after the restart courtesy of Liam, a product of the Sorngaard Academy of excellence. He stuck early on his debut for the club, as he finished well to beat the keeper after a pinpoint pass from substitute Ben Grogan.

Despite being 3 down Georges FC continued to keep going, threatening the home goal, David Jones and Matthew O'Reilly were in inspired form to stifle the advances, and when either player was beaten then the other was there to step in with a last ditch challenge.

The fourth for Scarisbrick came from Liam once again, who looked to double up on his debut, wrapping up the game he rolled back the years to turn his marker racing away on goal to slide the ball past the advancing keeper.

The only disappointing point from the game was the loss of the clean sheet in the final minutes of the game, the visitors continued to probe for an opening, and finally got their rewards. The striker timing his run to beat the offside trap from a thru ball latching on before poking the ball under Tom Soffe to the despair of the defence.

Another impressive performance sees Scarisbrick Hall move joint top of the table, level on points with The Famous Freshfield FCand next weeks opponents Sacred Heart FC.

FULL TIME: Scarisbrick Hall 4 - 1 Georges FC

Scarisbrickj Hall Line-up:
Tom Soffe, Paul Gavan, David Jones, Matthew O'Reilly, Harry Grogan, Danny Lonorgan, Lewis O'Reilly, Lee Sorngaard, Jack Medlicott, Mark Snow, Paul Pruden.

Subs (All Used): Martyn Walsh, Jack McShane, Liam ???, Ben Grogan, Alex Medlicott.

Goalscorrers: Paul Pruden, Lewis O'Reilly, Liam (2).

Man of the Match: Tom Soffe.

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Sun 18, Oct 2015



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