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Pilks romp home
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Pilkington 4-1 Knutsford Saturday 8th December 2018, Cheshire League Premier Division Pilks romped home with a resounding 4-1 victory over a strong Knutsford team. They had the ball in the back of the net within 10 minutes when Graham Boylan met Nathan Brown?s cross but unfortunately it struck his hand and the referee disallowed the … Continue reading Pilks romp home   more...

Pilkington 4-1 Knutsford
Saturday 8th December 2018, Cheshire League Premier Division

Pilks romped home with a resounding 4-1 victory over a strong Knutsford team. They had the ball in the back of the net within 10 minutes when Graham Boylan met Nathan Brown?s cross but unfortunately it struck his hand and the referee disallowed the goal.

It was a scrappy first thirty minutes as Pilks struggled to get any rhythm to their play – the only noteworthy effort being Deklan Hill?s blocked shot from close range. But they picked themselves up and had a strong fifteen minutes at the end of the half.

With ten minutes of the half left, a poor clearance was picked up by Ben Maddocks who ran the ball into the box and neatly reverse passed for Luke Sephton to open the scoring. Their lead was doubled five minutes later when Boylan was again on the end of Brown?s cross but this time finished with his head.

Pilks must have thought the game was over as they came out in the second half a little complacent. They allowed the opposition more of the ball and they took full advantage. Seven minutes into the half and a simple ball into the box was misjudged by Callum Barry and it bounced over his head for the Knutsford forward to finish.

This seemed to wake Pilks up and they soon got a grip of the game again. With twenty minutes left came the goal of the season. Deklan Hill won the ball back 40 yards out and as it bounced he dispatched a shot that lobbed the keeper.

Pilks made a few changes and introduced recent signing Taylor Prescott. His liveliness shook up the opposition and he got his rewards with ten minutes left. Boylan laid the ball back to Maddocks at the edge of the box but his curling shot was pushed round the post by the keeper. From the resulting corner Knutsford couldn?t clear it and Prescott stabbed home to score on his debut.

There was still time for another youngster Mateusz Prokopczuk to have the ball in the net but he was judged to have pushed the defender so it was again disallowed.

Managers’ Comments
“We weren’t at our best today so pleasing that we won. We think the young lads who came in did great. There was not much experience out there as we finished with 6 under 18’s on the pitch at the end, so that again was very pleasing to see.”

MOM: Jack McConville

Hard fought derby draw
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Billinge FC 1-1 Pilkington FC Saturday 1st December 2018, Cheshire Premier Division The Cheshire League derby for this weekend ended in a 1-1 draw as Pilks travelled to local rivals Billinge. Billinge started lively forcing an excellent save out of 16 year-old debutant Patrick Mcloughlin. As Pilks settled down, a slide rule ball from Ben … Continue reading Hard fought derby draw   more...

Billinge FC 1-1 Pilkington FC
Saturday 1st December 2018, Cheshire Premier Division

The Cheshire League derby for this weekend ended in a 1-1 draw as Pilks travelled to local rivals Billinge.

Billinge started lively forcing an excellent save out of 16 year-old debutant Patrick Mcloughlin. As Pilks settled down, a slide rule ball from Ben Maddocks to Matty Taylor presented a half chance but the defender was quick to close it down.

Both teams were playing good football and the deadlock was broken on 24 minutes. Jack Smith?s shot from outside the box was deflected wide to Ross Trust who did well to beat his man and fire the ball across the six yard area for Luke Sephton to turn in.

This gave Pilks the momentum as they started to get a grip on the game and control the possession. They worked hard to limit the opposition?s play and should really have gone in more goals ahead but they wasted chances as the half came to a close.

Firstly Trust?s shot was parried by the keeper but Chris Luby was caught off balance and couldn?t get there and as we entered the last minute Smith found himself one-on-one with the keeper but he pushed it wide of the goal.

Having dominated the first half, Pilks came out in the second half hoping to press home the advantage and get the win. But this wasn?t to be as they struggled to get out of first gear.

Billinge got their passing game together and it was their turn to control the game. On 56 minutes they levelled it up when Pilks failed to clear a corner and as it bounced around, Phil Deardan was able to turn the ball in.

Pilks got their composure back but they were still not able to produce the good football they had been playing in the first half. Billinge had further half chances, their closest being a header in the closing minutes. Pilks didn?t really create enough in the second half with Taylor?s cross being skewed over by the defender and Callum Barry?s header from a corner being the highlights.

Manager’s Comments:
We did well in the first half to control the game and should have been more ahead at half-time. It was a hard fought draw in the end as we really didn’t get going in the second half. We have to remember it”s a difficult place to get a win so we have to be happy with the draw as its a point gained for the season.

Altrincham ruthlessly dispatch Pilks
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Pilkington FC 0-4 Altrincham FC Reserves Saturday 24th November 2018, Cheshire League Premier Division Pilks were ruthlessly put to the sword by title rivals Altrincham Reserves but the 4-0 scoreline was in the balance for the majority of the game. The opponents showed some real technical quality throughout the game which in many ways limited … Continue reading Altrincham ruthlessly dispatch Pilks   more...

Pilkington FC 0-4 Altrincham FC Reserves
Saturday 24th November 2018, Cheshire League Premier Division

Pilks were ruthlessly put to the sword by title rivals Altrincham Reserves but the 4-0 scoreline was in the balance for the majority of the game.

The opponents showed some real technical quality throughout the game which in many ways limited Pilks style of play. Within minutes they forced a great save from young Sam Tickle and five minutes later it took another good stop to keep the game level.

Pilks themselves had a few chances to take the lead. Matty Taylor?s mazy run forced a good save that led to a goalmouth scramble and after great work from Luke Sephton, Ben Maddock?s shot just went over.

The game was of a high quality, no more so than for Altrincham?s opening goal on 15 minutes. Some quality tight play down the right hand side freed the winger to play a deep cross for Wigan Schoolboy Neil Monaghan to brilliantly head the ball into the top corner.

Not deterred Pilks continued to play and would have had their rewards only for the class of the Altrincham keeper. Mason Ryan had his effort well saved when it was flying into the top corner and then somehow the keeper got to Taylor?s shot after a great flick and turn.

The moment of the half fell to Taylor when his pressure forced a defensive mistake and he found himself with only the keeper to beat but unfortunately he stabbed it wide.

Half-time: Pilkington FC 0-1 Altrincham FC Reserves

So Pilks went into the second half behind when really they should have been at least level if not ahead. The opening quarter of the second half was very much similar to the first, with both sides tactically cancelling each other out.

This all changed on the 70th minute when a clear decision by the Assistant referee was not made and this led to Altrincham being in the Pilks penalty box. The forward?s quick feet outfoxed Graham Boylan and his tackle led to a penalty that was dispatched easily.

Five minutes later there was a foul by the Altrincham left back which led to a fracas and both the full-back and Pilk?s Adam Dixon were sent off. A skirmish between the two as they left the field further interrupted the game.

This seemed to effectively kill the game for Pilks as Altrincham mercilessly completed the win with two further outstanding finishes.

This was a tough one for Pilks to take after being in the game for so long but ultimately the opposition?s quality showed through in the end. They need to pick themselves up as they travel to local rivals Billinge next Saturday ? another team with title ambitions.

Full-time: Pilkington FC 0-4 Altrincham FC Reserves

Managers’ Comments:
“It’s disappointing that we didn’t get anything out of the game after being in it for so long. We need to bounce back next week in the local derby.”

MOM: Nathan Moore

 

Taylor strike secures a point away at the league leaders
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Middlewich Town 1-1 Pilkington Cheshire League Premier Division, Saturday 17th November 2018 Pilks travelled to table-toppers Middlewich on Saturday and came away with a 1-1 draw in a game where both teams had chances to win it but really couldn?t find the cutting edge required. Pilks had the ball in the net within the 1st … Continue reading Taylor strike secures a point away at the league leaders   more...

Middlewich Town 1-1 Pilkington
Cheshire League Premier Division, Saturday 17th November 2018

Pilks travelled to table-toppers Middlewich on Saturday and came away with a 1-1 draw in a game where both teams had chances to win it but really couldn?t find the cutting edge required.

Pilks had the ball in the net within the 1st minute after Deklan Hill poked the ball home only to be ruled offside. As the game settled down it was becoming apparent this was going to be a tight affair as both defences looked strong and there was a great midfield battle breaking out.

The league leaders had a shot flash across the goal before Chris Luby broke free and was taken down by the keeper as he tried to go round him. Surely a penalty but somehow the referee waved it away!

Apart from this there were only a few half chances for both sides. Pilks were certainly showing more composure and controlling the game but they couldn?t find that elusive pass to give anyone a clear chance.

Adam Dixon megged a defender in the six yard but his cross was deflected out, Luby narrowly missed a couple of good passes from midfield and with seven minutes of the half left, Taylor cut inside on the edge of the box but his shot hit the post and bounced wide.

Half-time:Middlewich Town 0-0 Pilkington

It was more of the same in the second half with Pilks gradually gaining more and more control of the game but still failing to find that little bit of quality to break the deadlock. Middlewich had a few chances themselves, the best one being a six-yard header that went just over the bar.

The deadlock was finally broken with 20 minutes left. Nathan Moore?s cross was over hit but it found Taylor free at the back and he cut inside and dispatched the ball into the bottom corner.

It was only what Pilks deserved but somehow after going ahead they lost all their composure. The controlled football seemed to go out the window for ten minutes as they led the opposition back into the game. Middlewich got their equaliser with ten minutes left when a lapse in concentration on a corner let the midfielder in to tap the ball home.

This seemed to spark Pilks back into life and they went close again through Dixon and Luby. In the dying minutes Pilks had another penalty claim waved away when Dixon?s shot appeared to strike the defenders hand.

In the end, Pilks will be happy with a point away at their title rivals but with that little bit more quality and maybe better officiating they could have grabbed all three points.

Full-time:Middlewich Town 1-1 Pilkington

Managers’ Comments: We have to be happy with a point away at the top of the league, we just lacked that little bit of quality and then composure when we went ahead to manage the game better. We have a young squad and this is something we are working on and we will get better at.

MOM: Graham Boylan

Pilks run out 4-0 winners
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Pilkington 4-0 Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds Cheshire League Premier Division, Saturday 10th November 2018 Pilks ran out 4-0 winners in a game of the highest quality at the Arcoframe Stadium. Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds were full of confidence after last week?s victory over table toppers Billinge and their early exchange of play backed up the … Continue reading Pilks run out 4-0 winners   more...

Pilkington 4-0 Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds
Cheshire League Premier Division, Saturday 10th November 2018

Pilks ran out 4-0 winners in a game of the highest quality at the Arcoframe Stadium. Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds were full of confidence after last week?s victory over table toppers Billinge and their early exchange of play backed up the expectation that they had come to play short, sharp football.

In the opening minutes both teams had chances with Pilks going close through Luke Sephton?s header and Greenalls breaking quickly and created a few half chances. This was the story of the half with some excellent football played but both teams wasteful in front of goal.

Matty Taylor?s mazy run on 20 minutes ended with a shot into the side netting and Chris Luby hit the post after great work by Sephton. Deklan Hill should have opened the scoring after he got onto Luby?s flick on but his lob just went over. Taylor?s shot was well saved on 38 minutes and with minutes of the half left Sephton had another half chance well saved.

The breakthrough finally came just on half-time. Another Luby flick on went high in the air and as the keeper went to collect he clashed with his own defender to leave Sephton with a simple tap in.

Half-time: Pilkington 4-0 Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds

With Greenalls playing out from the back it allowed Pilks to push high and within the first five minutes of the second half Taylor and Sephton had chances from mistakes at the back.

But this was by no means all about a dominant Pilks performance, this was a tight game and it was perfectly poised. Greenalls had their chances and it needed a goal line clearance from Ben Maddocks and some last ditch defending from Callum Barry and Miguel Gillam to preserve their lead.

Finally Pilks got a bit of breathing space when some lovely football opened up the opposition. Barry won the ball back on the half way and some quick interplay released Dixon down the line and his cross was met by the advancing Hill.

This seemed to knock the wind out of the Greenalls and within 15 minutes the game was over. Another Dixon cross was met by Hill again to make it 3-0 on 60 minutes and Sephton got his brace ten minutes later.

As the game came to a close a fracas on the far side led to the Greenalls full-back being dismissed. Despite the scoreline this was a very even game and Pilks had to put in a top-drawer performance to get all three points.

Full-time: Pilkington 4-0 Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds

Manager’s Comments
“We’re made up with this performance. Over the past few weeks we have been working on how to control possession better and that paid off today. The quality of our play, and the oppositions, was excellent today – it was a really good game to watch. Special mention to Boycey who stood in as goalkeeper today also – took one for the team and was outstanding.

Manager’s MOM: Callum Barry

Pilks move into the County Cup Quarter Finals
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Pilkington FC 1-0 FC Pilchy Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup, Saturday 3rd November 2018 Pilks navigated through to the last eight of the Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup with a 1-0 win over a resolute FC Pilchy. Playing at the Arcoframe Stadium for the first time since September Pilks settled in well and went close … Continue reading Pilks move into the County Cup Quarter Finals   more...

Pilkington FC 1-0 FC Pilchy
Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup, Saturday 3rd November 2018

Pilks navigated through to the last eight of the Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup with a 1-0 win over a resolute FC Pilchy.

Playing at the Arcoframe Stadium for the first time since September Pilks settled in well and went close after 20 minutes. A good cross by Matty Taylor found Luke Sephton at the back post but his header went wide.

A tough battle was breaking out in midfield and Deklan Hill, lucky to still be on the pitch after what looked like a two-footed challenge, went close himself with a 25 yard shot on 35 minutes.

Just before the break Pilks took the lead. Mason Ryan overlapped down the left and put in a great cross that Sephton met to see the ball fly into the top corner.

Half-time: Pilkington FC 1-0 FC Pilchy

The second half was pretty even with little chances for both sides. Sephton with Pilks only clear chance when was unlucky not to get onto Chris Luby?s flick on.

FC Pilchy started to pile the pressure on towards the end of the game but PIlks defence stood firm and as the game closed out, young Sammy Tickle pulled off a great double save from a free kick on the edge of the box.

Pilks had the ball in the net again in the final minutes but it was disallowed. This was a tough encounter for Pilks who now face AFC Liverpool Reserves in the quarter finals.

Full-time: Pilkington FC 1-0 FC Pilchy

Pilks crash out of the League Cup
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Eagle Sports FC 1-0 Pilkington FC Cheshire League JB Parker Cup, Saturday 27th October 2018 Pilks crashed out of the Cheshire League JB Parker Cup at the quarter-final stage after a 1-0 defeat away at Eagle Sports. The game started well enough for Pilks as Luke Sephton?s cross was narrowly missed by Graham Boylan. Five … Continue reading Pilks crash out of the League Cup   more...

Eagle Sports FC 1-0 Pilkington FC
Cheshire League JB Parker Cup, Saturday 27th October 2018

Pilks crashed out of the Cheshire League JB Parker Cup at the quarter-final stage after a 1-0 defeat away at Eagle Sports.

The game started well enough for Pilks as Luke Sephton?s cross was narrowly missed by Graham Boylan. Five minutes in and they had the ball in the net. Some neat play in the middle released Mateusz Prokopczuk on the outside and his cross was tapped in by Sephton however somehow it was ruled offside.

As the game grew, Eagle got into the game and were getting some joy down the right hand side but not really enough to trouble young Sam Tickle in goal.

Halfway through the first period Deklan Hill saw a free-kick sail over and minutes later some of the Pilks best play saw Hill strike a shot that the Eagle keeper did well to keep out. From the corner, the ball again stayed out of the net as Sephton and Hill somehow became tangled on the line.

The game itself was a scrappy affair and this in some part was down to a very fussy referee. He seemed insistent on punishing every bit of contact and ten minutes into the second half he gave a decision that ultimately was to decide the game. Another soft free kick and right on the edge of the Pilks box that Lee Boardman dispatched into the top corner to give Eagle the lead.

Straight from the kick-off and Pilks should have equalised. Matty Taylor was released down the wing and his ball into the box left Sephton with a simple tap in until he was crashed into from behind by a defender. The referee amazingly gave a goal kick as he somehow judged it a fair tackle!

A minute later and Sephton?s shot hit the post and Pilks were starting to dominate possession but their play lacked their usual composure. There were too many straight balls that the opposition could easily defend. Taylor had a few glimpses at goal with his closest hitting the side netting and Sephton went close again with a header from a free kick.

As the game closed out Pilks kept knocking on the door, young Harry Nevitt had a snapshot go wide and Sephton?s header in the dying minutes was easily saved by the keeper.

Overall it was another tepid performance from the Pilks who lacked the guile and composure to get anything from the game.

Managers’ Comments:
It’s easy to blame the officials when they make mistakes but at the end of the day we lacked the leadership to win this game. It’s hugely disappointing as we felt it was a great opportunity for some silverware this season.

Pilks Bounce Back
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Congleton Vale 1-3 Pilkington Cheshire League Premier Division, Saturday 20th October 2018 Pilks bounced back from last week?s defeat with a 3-1 win at Congleton Vale. It was a tough away encounter and it needed a solid team performance to grab all three points. There was early pressure from the home side but Pilks scored … Continue reading Pilks Bounce Back   more...

Congleton Vale 1-3 Pilkington
Cheshire League Premier Division, Saturday 20th October 2018

Pilks bounced back from last week?s defeat with a 3-1 win at Congleton Vale. It was a tough away encounter and it needed a solid team performance to grab all three points.

There was early pressure from the home side but Pilks scored with their first attack five minutes into the game. A neat one-two gave Deklan Hill some space in the centre and he sensationally lobbed the keeper from 40 yards.

It was an impressive start from Hill as he returned to the standard of play Pilks have been used to since he joined the club in the summer. He was involved again five minutes later when he combined well with Ben Maddocks before sliding the ball into the path of Mateusz Prokopczuk who made it two goals in two games.

Pilks had control of the game as their constant press disrupted any attacking threat from the opposition. It took a lapse in concentration midway through the half for Congleton to grab a goal. A simple kick through the middle allowed the forward to run in easily to pull one back.

Mason Ryan was unlucky ten minutes from the half when he cut inside and his curling shot clipped the top of the bar.

Pilks came out cold after the break and it took a great reflex save from young Dan Finney as the ball scrambled around in the six-yard area. After this though there was very little for Finney to do as Pilks took full control.

Luke Sephton had a snapshot after great work from Jack Smith and the overlapping Nathan Brown. Prokopczuk should have had his second, Graham Boylan turned brilliantly in the box and pulled it back to him who somehow blazed over the bar.

On 60 mins the game saw the first of three red cards for the opposition. Luke Sephton broke clear after a great flick from Boylan but was brought down by the defender leaving the referee with very little choice.

Five minutes later the game was sealed after Prokopczuk?s sublime pass led to a goal-mouth scramble with Sephton coming out on top.

As the game came to a close there was an outrageous overhead shot by Gillam and the opposition had two players sent off for their second bookings of the game.

Manager’s Views
It was important that we put in a performance after last week’s dismal display. A lot was said during the week and the lads responded exactly how we wanted – it was a tough old encounter and they battled through well.

MOM: Miguel Gillam

Pilks lose out in six-pointer
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
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Description: Poynton 3-1 Pilkington Cheshire League Premier Division, Saturday 13th October 2018 Pilks nine game unbeaten run came to an end with an under-par performance at Poynton. With both teams locked on 21 points this was a good opportunity to cement a place in the top four ? but it was Poynton who came out winners … Continue reading Pilks lose out in six-pointer   more...

Poynton 3-1 Pilkington
Cheshire League Premier Division, Saturday 13th October 2018

Pilks nine game unbeaten run came to an end with an under-par performance at Poynton. With both teams locked on 21 points this was a good opportunity to cement a place in the top four ? but it was Poynton who came out winners with a 3-1 victory.

Pilks started well when they went ahead in the third minute. Luke Sephton?s cross found Jack McConville with a little space in the six yard box and his shot richoted to Mateusz Prokopczuk to slot home on his first team debut.

Poynton found it too easy to equalise two minutes later with a back-post header from a corner.

As the game went on Pilks struggled to deal with the powerful opposition. They couldn?t find any rhythm to their passing and seemed half a yard off every ball. Eventually the Poynton pressure paid off when a defensive mistake let the opposition in with 15 minutes of the half left.

Apart from a few snapshots Pilks had very little attacking threat as they put in one of the worst displays of the season. Matty Taylor should have done better with a one-on-one and Sephton?s snapshot flew over the bar.

With the managers’ words ringing in their ears, they came out in the second half with much more purpose and pinned the opposition back. However, just when it looked like they could get a foothold in the game, the referee decided he would have an impact.

In a game of very little incident, he decided to book Matty Taylor for an innocuous shoulder charge. Persistent fouling was the reason given and, of course, when a ?mistimed? tackle went in a few minutes later, it was another yellow and off Taylor went.

The ten men of Pilks were still controlling the possession in the second half however Poynton should have put the game to bed on 70 minutes when a free header went over the bar.

They did eventually extend their lead with ten minutes left after a good cross was met at the back post. Despite this Pilks carried on pressing but were unable to break down the tough Poynton defence.

With five minutes left further controversy as Miguel Gillam?s header seemed to cross the line but the referee waved play on. The referee?s inconsistency shone through again with minutes left when Dixon was hacked down on the edge of the box only for the referee ?to have a word?.

Dixon?s frustration boiled over in injury time as his rash challenge led to a straight red.

Manager?s Views:
It wasn?t the best from our lads and we have to look at it as a missed opportunity. It?s always easy to look at the inconsistency of the referee?s decisions as an excuse but ultimately our performance wasn?t good enough against a powerful opposition who will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season. The only positives were the performances of the three young lads who were outstanding.

MOM:
Mateusz Prokopczuk

 

Sluggish Pilks move into the next round
Category 2018-19 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Daten 0-2 Pilkington Cheshire League Premier Division Cup 1st Round, Saturday 29th September 2018 In a game that could easily have finished 5-5, Pilks got their name into the hat of the next round of the Cheshire League Premier Division Cup with two ruthless counter attacking goals and another clean sheet. It was Pilks who … Continue reading Sluggish Pilks move into the next round   more...

Daten 0-2 Pilkington
Cheshire League Premier Division Cup 1st Round, Saturday 29th September 2018

In a game that could easily have finished 5-5, Pilks got their name into the hat of the next round of the Cheshire League Premier Division Cup with two ruthless counter attacking goals and another clean sheet.

It was Pilks who had the early chances in this game. In the opening five minutes they could have been two up when Matty Taylor?s shot narrowly missed the target from a tight angle and Luke Sephton should have scored with his header from a few yards out.

Daten grew into the game and they had a few goalmouth scrambles and hit the upright before Taylor put Sephton through who should have done better.

Sephton was involved again when his high press won the ball back quickly but his cross just evaded the outstretched Graham Boylan.
With 15 minutes left, another chance fell to Sephton on the six-yard box but his placed shot spun up for Boylan to try an overhead kick that went just over.

With five minutes left of the half, Sephton finally got his reward for the hard work he?d put in. He won the ball on the half-way line and broke quickly before the advancing Danny Hughes played in Taylor down the wing. Sephton advanced to the far post to tap in the cross to make it 1-0.

Half-time: Daten 0-1 Pilkington

Pilks doubled their lead straight after the break. Young Sam Tickle?s kick out from goal went directly to Taylor. Taylor?s sublime pass split the Daten defence and played in Sephton who seemed to overrun it and clashed with the keeper. The ball popped up to Boylan who tapped home comfortably.

Pilks were in no way comfortable and it took a MOM performance from the centre-halves and goalkeeper to keep them at bay. Both Callum Barry and Miguel Gillam were constant in snuffing out the Daten attacks and young Tickle pulled off two outstanding saves to keep the clean sheet.

Pilks did have more chances themselves and should off extended their lead. Taylor had little options for the pull back when he danced through on the byline, substitute Rory Campbell went through but the keeper did well and in injury time Jordan Slater?s overlap left him with a shot that rattled the post.

Full-time: Daten 0-2 Pilkington

Managers’ Comments
“The lads know it wasn’t a vintage performance but it’s pleasing to see the resilience shown to ensure we kept a clean sheet. Football is not always about scoring the goals – when you’re not playing well you have to dig deep for the result and we certainly did that today.”

Managers’ MOM:
Miguel Gillam, Callum Barry and Sammy Tickle!


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