Pre Season Friendly
LINBY CW FC 4 ASHLAND ROVERS FC 0
You can never read too much in to pre season friendlies as two teams here tried out a mixture of first team,/reserves and trailist players in the hot sunshine at the Church Lane Ground in the pictuesque village of Linby.
The game kicked off and it was the visitors who made the brighter start and had a goal ruled out for offside after just 3 minutes on the clock, but Linby settled better in the game and pressed forward at every opportunity but the Ashland keeper was in fine form to keep the scores level.
On 24 minutes, the homesters went in front when a rebounded shot came out to the edge of the area and MATT MURPHY drove home in to the far corner of the net. Ashland pressed forward but were limited to shots from long distance and didn't test the home keeper, but plugged away.
After 42 minutes, BEN RICHARDSON broke down the left wing and on the second occasion popped the ball past the oncoming visiting keeper to make it 2-0.
At half time, Ashland made a few changes whilst Linby waited till the hour mark to make theres. At this stage Ashland had their best spell of the game and had another goal disallowed for offside in this period.
After 79 minutes, a mistake in the Ashland Defence saw KYLE McDermott dance away in the area and take the ball round the keeper to put his side in to a 3-0 position. Two minutes later, Linby got a corner on the left side which was placed in to the far post and met by the head of TOM COUPE who made it 4-0.
A useful exercise for both clubs who will have both taken something from the game.
So after watching 7 matches, I have seen 33 goals and the charity pot now stands at £30.75 towards the Support Dogs Charity that aid people with disabilities.
Photos from the game can be seen on this LINK
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