West Kirby 1 v Ashville Reserves 2 – Match Report.
In Nathan Brooks’ first game in charge of West Kirby F.C, his side were defeated on an afternoon of great end to end action.
The first half started in a fast-paced manner as the hosts took the lead in the opening stages. A well worked counter-attack down the left hand side saw Sam Haley netting past the visiting keeper with a controlled close range header.
Ashville would soon begin to dominate possession, showing the game wasn’t out of their reach as they aimed to get an equaliser. They would hit the woodwork and force keeper Lewis Burrows into making a few close-range saves, Brooks’ men would finish the half in a stronger fashion.
A second goal would soon be scored as Alfie Dwyer netted with a towering header, the hosts failing to clear the ball from a set piece.
As the half grew on, the visitors would dominate possession but struggle to create any clear cut chances.
However, with Ashville showing more attacking intent than their opponents they would win the game in the last moments of play as Dwyer got his brace with a powerful header.
Speaking after the game, West Kirby captain Callum McCaffrey gave his thoughts on a strong performance.
“I believe we started the game well, Ashville Reserves are a good side and won a lot of their individual battles but we managed to cause them trouble. In all honesty, we should’ve done better to defend both goals but despite the result I feel we are going in the right direction”.
McCaffrey would then give the man of the match award to Matthew Croft, who he felt ‘had a great game in midfield for the visitors’.
West Kirby F.C matchday squad: Lewis Burrows, Callum McCaffrey, Zach Phillips, Patrick Carpenter, Dave Hird, Harrison Hindley, Charlie Clewlow, Jordan Chwalko, Sam Haley, Tila Davies, Josh Sutton, Dan Lewis, Jay Rimmer, Joe Stephenson.