West Kirby 3 Marshalls Reserves 1 – The Match Report.
West Kirby won 3-1 against Marshalls Reserves on Saturday afternoon, they now hope to gather some positive momentum going forwards in their league campaign.
The hosts were able to be in control throughout the first half and when they managed to bring the ball into attacking areas they looked dangerous instead of wasteful.
The first goal came on the 15th minute mark after James Harris beat two men in the box before squaring the ball to Harrison Hindley who fired past the two defenders that were standing on the line.
A quarter of an hour later, the scoreline was doubled. Carl Murphy laid a through ball to James Harris, involved in the build up once again, on the left of the box. Harris’ accurate cross found the head of Sam Haley, his glancing header sailing into the far side’s top corner.
The visitors managed to get themselves back into the game on the stroke of halftime, netting a penalty before the whistle blew.
It became a more balanced showing in the second half as the Marshall Reserve players were tasked with finding the equaliser. Both sides would create chances and passion was shown in the form of strong tackles.
West Kirby would seal the game off with a goal with fifteen minutes left, Jordan Chwalko the scorer. However, the visitors continued to push hard in their search for a goal and were arguably unlucky not to find the back of the net through their efforts.
Man of the match: James Harris. The debutant looked a threat throughout the game as he managed to assist two goals.
The victorious manager, Nathan Brooks, spoke after the final whistle of the commitment and dedication that he has seen from his players since his appointment.
“The players have worked incredibly hard since we arrived at the club, especially over the past few weeks in some tough situations. So, I am really pleased for them today as they fully earned our first three points. We competed all over the pitch, in particular Ciaran Gregory, Carl Murphy & Harrison Hindley who I felt won most if not all of their individual battles. However, in all honesty every player can be proud of their contribution, they were a credit to the club”.
West Kirby F.C team:
Lewis Burrows, Dave Hird, Dan Smith, Lewis Boardman, Adam Chwalko (c), Ciaran Gregory, Connor Eccles, Harrison Hindley, James Harris, Carl Murphy, Sam Haley, Jordan Chwalko, Josh Sutton, Patrick Carpenter, Sam Parker.