First up the first team who looked to bounce back from last week’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Springhead as they made another tough away trip, this time to Hinsford. With a few injuries and suspensions, it saw the first call up to Youth team captain Sam John who was joined on the bench by the slightly more experienced Dave Brock.
Georgians made a dream start as they attacked up the hill first half when Joe Bevan finished from outside the area, Hinsford quickly responded as the game was getting niggly with yellow card for both teams, the second half was similar to the first with Georgians having much of the play and it wasn’t until the 70th minute when a 25 yard free kick was fired in by OJ. Georgians looked to surely see the game out as Dave Cash’s goal was never troubled but with almost the last attack of the game Hinsford somehow sneaked the ball into Georgians goal. Again, in tough conditions the lads dominated the game but just couldn’t see it out.
We look ahead to next week as we face Rochdale Sacred Heart at Cromley Road. The previous fixture saw Georgians run out 3-2 winners thanks to a late goal from Mike Rodden.
Ressies faced the tough task of hosting league leaders Avro at Cromley Road and improving on last weeks draw against Wilmslow. First half Georgians battled well and created chances of their own, but Avro always looked threatening, going into the break at 0-0 looked to be an entertaining second half but 5 minutes into the second half Avro got the opening goal. From then on it was always an uphill task for Georgians and as they were pushing for an equaliser Avro hit them on the counter to put the game to bed.
Ressies look ahead to Saturday as they travel to Atherton Town who are another team flying high in the league. The first time the teams face each other this season as Georgians look to get some much needed points on the board.
Youth team hosted Witton Albion in the league cup quarter final at Cromley Road. Matts team had been struck by injuries throughout the week, so it was the bare 11 to begin with. After a tight first half ending 0-0 it was anyone’s game but mid-way through the second half it was Witton who struck first when a strike from outside the area found the goal, this seemed to wake the young lads up and saw them create multiple chances, it took until the last minute when a free-kick from Jordan found the bottom corner. With Georgians on top going into extra time it was a shock when Witton took the lead after a rare counter attack. After 120 minutes the lads had given everything, but it just wasn’t to be on the day.
We look ahead to Marine at the weekend as we still are in contention for the title, this will be the first time we play Marine this season as we received the points for the home fixture.