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Beverley McInnes reports...
Newton 7 - Culcheth 0
This Sunday's game was played in atrocious conditions due to heavy sleet/rain and a biting wind. In the warm-up one of the lads asked why it was so cold. Coach Andy was able to advise that this year the jet stream is lying further south than normal and two areas of high pressure were bringing cold weather to Britain. One is over Greenland and the other is over Russia. We were currently stuck in an area of low pressure between them and we are getting northerly biting winds from the Arctic and Northern Scandinavia. This shows that not only are we helping the lads with their football, we are helping them get through their GCSE Geography as well….
Newton were dominant from start to finish although in the early stages this was not rewarded with goals. Liam D and Joe M both missed chances when clean through on goal and James Mc flashed a header just wide. Culcheth couldn't cope with the strong running of James T and Mo who were creating chances at will. Finally, Newton made the breakthrough; Joe M was put clean through and coolly slotted past the keeper. Shortly after, Liam D surged through to make it 2-0. Newton were now rampant and Mo gained just reward for his endeavors when skipping past a couple of defenders in the box and finishing with aplomb. As half-time approached, James T used his skill to jink past defenders on the left hand side to drive the 4th goal home.
The half-time team talk was of maintaining concentration and playing as if it was 0-0. The lads took this on-board and it was wave after wave of attack as Culcheth struggled to control the Newton attackers. Joe M got his 2nd and was unlucky not to complete his hat-trick: He crashed through a couple of defenders tackles and took the ball through the keeper’s hands. Unfortunately for Joe M, Cameron showed the old goalscoring instincts were fully intact by nicking the ball off Joe’s toes. Tyler (after travelling in from America just for the game) drilled home the 7th and the game was over. Newton lost a bit of form after this as the players went gung-ho to try and get on the scoresheet. Danny was unlucky not to score and Connell swept one onto the post. Credit should also be given to the Culcheth side - It's difficult when you are getting beaten heavily but they continued to try and do the right things and looked to attack whenever they could.
Our best result of the season and just reward for our performances in the last few weeks. Mo was voted Man of the Match for the 2nd week in a row as he totally dominated the midfield area. Our keeper, Matty got the most frostbitten fingers award and a big credit to Joe B for coming off his sick bed to play - Looking at his ashen face I think he would have failed the Pall Mall Medical…..