West Kirby were comprehensively defeated away to Cheshire Lines on Saturday afternoon. They will be hoping that they can experience victory soon as they’re on a tough run of form at the moment.
Lines opened the scoreline early on, a cross from the right wing was parried by the visitors keeper and fell to the feet of Connor Portues who was unmarked just inside the box. It was a relatively easy finish for him to put his side in front.
Their lead was doubled after a ball from the right hand side was half cleared by the defence, Ste McGarry’s effort was a great half volley that left little chance for Aedden Jones.
Goals kept coming for the hosts, Nathan Brooks’ team getting off to the worst possible start. McGarry scored his brace as his attacking teammate pounced on a bouncing ball before taking it past Kirby’s backline. The shot was fired low, forcing the visiting keeper into making a good save; McGarry getting his second from a rebound.
West Kirby would soon get themselves back into the game, a clever ball was sent over the hosts’ defence and Sam Parker beat the keeper to latch onto it. His effort was neatly placed into the far corner.
For Brooks’ side to get something out of this fixture, they would need to keep hold of a good period of momentum and score one more relatively soon. However, sloppy play between two defenders saw a striker nip in to play Danny Mulvihill through for a one-on-one finish.
The lead was extended, meaning the game was won before the final whistle blew, with two goals that took the scoreline to 6-1. A corner was sent in from the right before being deflected in off the post by Mark Barnes. Mick Hindley got the sixth, a comfortable finish.
Man of the match was awarded to Ste McGarry who took his goals well and kept the hosts looking dangerous in the final third.
West Kirby FC manager Nathan Brooks gave his thoughts on the game shortly afterwards.
“We let our standards drop today. On more than one occasion we made poor decisions, which impacted the game and made it difficult for us to recover. As a group we expect better, but it’s important that we draw a line under this match now and look forward to the upcoming fixtures”.
West Kirby FC squad: Aedden Jones, Jordan Chwalko, Patrick Carpenter, Dave Hird, Adam Chwalko, Sam Parker, Cameron Kneen, Callum McCaffrey, Sam Haley, Callum Hassall, Harrison Hindley, Lewis Boardman.