Saturday, 25 January 2014

Frickley Athletic 0 v Ashton United 2 - NPL Prem

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At the JJ Leisure Stadium,
Westfield Lane, South Elmsall
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division
Frickley Athletic (0) 0
Ashton United (1) 2
Chris Baguley 6, 64
Admission £9. Programme £1.50.
Attendance 197.
Frickley Athletic:
Ben Simpson, Steve Gardner, Lee Stratford, Jake Picton, Andy Villermann, Luke Jeffs, Leon Osborne (Joe Kenny 72 (James Hitchcock 84)), Joe Wilcox, Ryan Paczkowski (Luke Hinsley 61), Gavin Allott, Fernando Moke.
Unused subs. Jimmy Ghaichem, George Grayson.
Ashton United:
Paul Phillips, Stephen Halford (Lee Rick 61), Greg Pearson, Chris Lynch, Jack Higgins, Ashley Young, Matthew Chadwick, Gary Gee, Chris Baguley (Joe O’Neill 66), Dale Johnson, Kayde Choppin (Nic Evangelinos 64).
Unused subs. Martin Pilkington, Craig Ellison.
"Quick lads hide here and hope that the referee doesn't spot us"
Carlsberg don't make football referees ... but if they did, you'd like to hope that they would be infinitely better than Matt McGrath. 
Not that the match official was entirely to blame for Frickley's loss this afternoon. Because, if truth be told, they contributed to their own downfall on a number of occasions. 
Nor could you say, in all fairness, that Ashton hadn't played well enough to deserve something out of this game, because they actually made light of the conditions and passed the ball around well at times.
But, I was watching the last few minutes of the match, with a couple of neutral spectators at around the time that McGrath showed red cards to the home sides goalkeeper and their main striker, late in the game, and they both thought that the referee had been harsh at best, but OTT with his decision making never the less.
Match details to follow, eventually.