Litherland Remyca Reserves v West Kirby F.C
West Cheshire League Division Two
Saturday 5th February 2022
West Kirby faced Litherland Reserves on Saturday afternoon in tough weather conditions and left feeling disappointed with a result that halted their progression under their new manager.
The first half was in truth, a relatively even contest as each side had a few chances of their own. However, as they would do throughout the ninety minutes, the hosts took advantage of the chances they were able to create as they put themselves in front in the opening ten minutes.
Liam Morris rolled his marker before firing the ball powerfully into the bottom left side of the net.
In the 35th minute, they were able to double their lead through a Lennon Wherell strike.
The visitors got themselves back into the game late into the half, Litherland’s keeper unable to prevent Carl Murphy’s glancing header firing into the net after a brilliant deep free kick was placed into the box.
As the weather began to get worse, the hosts continued to impress as they managed to finish the ninety off in a very comfortable manner.
Ten minutes into the second half, Ewan McDevitt placid himself onto the scoresheet with a drilled finish from outside of the box.
It wouldn’t take too long for Jay Hughes to extend the lead, an exquisite wind-powered free kick flying into the goal from 30 yards out.
The fifth was scored by Jay Alty, Lennon Wherrel soon got his brace and the seventh saw John Graham adding his name onto an extensive list of goalscorers.
It was a performance to forget for the visitors but one to remember for the hosts as West Kirby were probably glad that the whistle came when it did to avoid further damage.
Following the final whistle, visiting manager Nathan Brooks was full of praise for the winners.
He said “Litherland are where they are for a reason, I thought they managed the game excellently. They played attractive football and moved through the thirds at a really good pace. I am certain they will be promotion contenders”.
West Kirby F.C man of the match: Carl Murphy who managed to link play up well and continued to look a threat the whole time he was on the field.
West Kirby F.C line up, subs included: Lewis Burrows, Robbie Williams, Dan Smith, Patrick Carpenter, Lewis Boardman, Dan Lewis, Jordan Chwalko, Joe Haste, Josh Sutton, Sam Haley, Carl Murphy, Dave Hird, Harrison Hindley.