First Team Sub
Dec 6, 2017, 12:23 AM
Location: Bute and Argyll/Fleetwood
UEFA Youth League- Man United 1-0 CSKA Moscow-Admission and Team Sheet Free-Attendance 630...Cuppa £2
A fairly decent game, better than the processed football you sometimes get at Youth level. The only goal of the game came when Manchesters No 7 Tahith Chong (Felani lookalike) was brought down in the box and the excellent No 9 Joshua Bohui scored the resulting penalty.
There was enough decent football played as well with Nicky Butt's Manchester United dominating the first half. The second half saw CSKA offer more, they had an excellent in the last minute of the game but it was well saved by Fojticek in the United goal. United too had an excellent effort save with 5 minutes to go and a United win was a fair result.
Leigh's Sports Village has changed a bit since I was last here, there's a Morrison's across the road these days, the pitch is immaculate. Only half the Main Stand was open today, ample for the crowd of 630, team sheets were plentiful, at least two reams worth of them were dished out.
Cant help thinking about the cost of staging this game....Officials from Ireland....Referee Observer from Scotland....UEFA Delegate from Spain.
From there I had options at Ashton Athletic, Bamber Bridge or Fleetwood on the way back North.
Ended up taking the quieter M61 North and then M65 straight to Irongate, just South of Preston for:
Bamber Bridge 1-2 Chorley....Lancashire County FA Cup... Cuppa £1...Adm £8...Team Sheet 20p
Not sure how Brig lost this one, they had the better of the game and came close on a number of occasions. Ally Waddecar opened the scoring on 34 minutes beating the keeper with a low strike at his near post, celebrations were short lived, Chorley then went up field and levelled through Matty Hughes. All square at the break, a number of subs were used to try and break the deadlock. Brad Carsley the Brig forward was sent off on 52 minutes for a lung at Chorleys keeper Matty Unwin....this didn't really impact the game too much. On 90+1 minutes Nick Haughton on loan from Fleetwood trapped the ball in the box and got his shot away, zipping past Lloyd Rigby in the Brig goal. Tough on Bamber Bridge.
Slight delay getting away from the car park as a fight broke out as a few lads started windmilling each other, a bit unexpected as there had been no sign of tension in the ground. Good run back to Fleetwood who had just beat Chesterfield 2-0 in the Checkatrade. Andy Pilley their Club Chairman has offered to pay for free coaches and match tickets for all supporters wanting to go to Hereford...so if you live local......
So Many Grounds....So little time!!
(This post was edited by codofthenorth on Dec 6, 2017, 12:25 AM)