Monday, 23 January 2012

Frickley Athletic U19 3 v Appleby Frodingham U19 1 - Northern U19 Alliance

Monday 23rd January 2012
at the Tech5 Stadium, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall
Northern Under 19 Alliance
Frickley Athletic (1) 3
Matt Cunliffe, Brett Souter, Nick Guest
Appleby Frodingham (1) 1
Jake Parker
Admission £2, Attendance 45 (or so)
In which Frickley came back from being a goal down, to record a fairly comfortable home win that cements their place at the top of the table.
29 minutes into the game, a speculative free kick into the box, dropped nicely into the path of Appleby Frodingham's Jake Parker ... and he finished well from 10 yards out.
A frustrated Blues side, must have felt aggrieved about going behind, given that they'd had most of the game and several clear cut chances before the visitors scored.
But 6 minutes after Parker's strike, they were back on level terms, when Matt Cuncliffe found the narrowest of gaps just inside the left hand post and equalised via the outstretched hand of the Appleby 'Frod' goalkeeper.
Half time 1-1
Four minutes after the break, Brett Souter got up at the back post and powered home a header from a free kick out on the left wing, which was taken by, err ... somebody who was obscured by that bloody great pillar that helps to hold the Tech 5 Stadium roof up!
Then on 55 minutes, Nick Guest broke free down the right hand channel, persevered with his run into the box despite some close attention, held off the challenge of a chasing defender and slotted home Frickley's third goal of the night.
With a little more polished finishing the home side could've chalked up a greater margin of victory, but in the end they won it at a canter.
Frickley U19's next scheduled fixture is on Thursday 9th February against Brodsworth Welfare AFC, at Westfield Lane. This fixture has been moved back from Monday 6th, to protect the pitch for the visit of FC United of Manchester to the Tech5 Stadium on Tuesday 7th February in the Doodson Sports League Cup.
Thanks to the FAFC U19 manager Alan Semley for clarifying a couple of things for me after this dumb ass blogger mislaid his notebook ... D'oh!