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Match Report


   

2.00pm Sunday 24th February 2008

North West Youth Alliance Football League

Lancaster & Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster, LA1 2TY


Morecambe ’A’

3 - 1

FCUM Youth

 

Attendance: N/K

Morecambe ’A’ 3

FCUM Youth 1



Attendance: N/K
Didn’t We Have A Lovely Time The Day We Went To Morecambe?

Sunday 24th February 2008 may have seemed to be a day of rest to most of you, especially given the current hectic fixture schedule.

However, for our gallant youth team it meant the longest trip of the season.They were required to play away at Morecambe in the North West Youth Alliance Premier Division.

Luckily some of our more intrepid travellers saw to it that they weren’t without encouragement. Gathering in Stephenson’s Square, both team and fans boarded a bus and headed for Morecambe and Lancaster College.

On arrival the team got off the bus to get changed. Our intrepid travellers, on learning that the game was actually to be played on a 3G pitch at Heysham High School did what they do best and embarked on a search for the pitch. Fortunately the team had an escort from their opponents.

The first half of the match was an evenly contested affair with few chances. The best of these being when Liam James took a quick free kick whilst the opposition defence was organising itself and contrived to put it wide of the post. Morecambe opened the scoring in the 43rd minute when their number nine Lloyd Triplett took advantage of defensive uncertainty.

"You’ll wished you had never scored" trilled our intrepid travellers, to the desired effect when Matthew Kirkwood equalised straight from a corner two minutes later.

The second half was fast and frenetic, the ball travelling quickly from end to end. Sadly Morecambe were the only side to add to the score with Leon Harrison on 72 minutes and Lloyd Triplett on 74 minutes punishing defensive lapses to make the final score Morecambe 3 FC United 1.

On the journey home the intrepid travellers thanked the team for their efforts. FC man of the match Nick Swirad received a box of chocolates. Why the DVD of "Gregory’s Girl" given to Shaun "Wes Brown" Williams seemed strangely appropriate will remain a secret.

Teams:

Morecambe
1. Jamie Scott
2. Ben Jackson
3. Jamie Preston
4. Daniel Edmonds
5. Martin Baldis
6. Josh Philpott
7. Leon Harrison
8. Alex Grisedale
9. Lloyd Triplett
10. Daniel Bell
11. Jordan Murdoch
Subs
12. Matthew Dodwell
14. Anthony Shinks
15. Lewis Wood (50 mins for 8)
16. Sean Richards (75 mins for 10)
17. Asa Stone

Goals: Lloyd Triplett (43 & 74), Leon Harrison (72)

FC United of Manchester
1. Jake Edwards
2. Danny Hulme
3. Josh Stott
4. Nick Swirad
5. Perry Johnson
6. Matthew Kirkwood
7. Joe Halfpenny
8. Shaun Williams
9. Sean Mills
10. Rob Trainor
11. Liam James
Subs
12. John Hall
14. Callum Rothwell (76 mins for 7)
15. Andre Holder
16. Immie Adrian (79 mins for 3)
17. Tim Marshall (85 mins for 8)

Goal: Matthew Kirkwood (45)

Didn’t We Have A Lovely Time The Day We Went To Morecambe?

Sunday 24th February 2008 may have seemed to be a day of rest to most of you, especially given the current hectic fixture schedule.

However, for our gallant youth team it meant the longest trip of the season.They were required to play away at Morecambe in the North West Youth Alliance Premier Division.

Luckily some of our more intrepid travellers saw to it that they weren’t without encouragement. Gathering in Stephenson’s Square, both team and fans boarded a bus and headed for Morecambe and Lancaster College.

On arrival the team got off the bus to get changed. Our intrepid travellers, on learning that the game was actually to be played on a 3G pitch at Heysham High School did what they do best and embarked on a search for the pitch. Fortunately the team had an escort from their opponents.

The first half of the match was an evenly contested affair with few chances. The best of these being when Liam James took a quick free kick whilst the opposition defence was organising itself and contrived to put it wide of the post. Morecambe opened the scoring in the 43rd minute when their number nine Lloyd Triplett took advantage of defensive uncertainty.

"You’ll wished you had never scored" trilled our intrepid travellers, to the desired effect when Matthew Kirkwood equalised straight from a corner two minutes later.

The second half was fast and frenetic, the ball travelling quickly from end to end. Sadly Morecambe were the only side to add to the score with Leon Harrison on 72 minutes and Lloyd Triplett on 74 minutes punishing defensive lapses to make the final score Morecambe 3 FC United 1.

On the journey home the intrepid travellers thanked the team for their efforts. FC man of the match Nick Swirad received a box of chocolates. Why the DVD of "Gregory’s Girl" given to Shaun "Wes Brown" Williams seemed strangely appropriate will remain a secret.

Teams:

Morecambe
1. Jamie Scott
2. Ben Jackson
3. Jamie Preston
4. Daniel Edmonds
5. Martin Baldis
6. Josh Philpott
7. Leon Harrison
8. Alex Grisedale
9. Lloyd Triplett
10. Daniel Bell
11. Jordan Murdoch
Subs
12. Matthew Dodwell
14. Anthony Shinks
15. Lewis Wood (50 mins for 8)
16. Sean Richards (75 mins for 10)
17. Asa Stone

Goals: Lloyd Triplett (43 & 74), Leon Harrison (72)

FC United of Manchester
1. Jake Edwards
2. Danny Hulme
3. Josh Stott
4. Nick Swirad
5. Perry Johnson
6. Matthew Kirkwood
7. Joe Halfpenny
8. Shaun Williams
9. Sean Mills
10. Rob Trainor
11. Liam James
Subs
12. John Hall
14. Callum Rothwell (76 mins for 7)
15. Andre Holder
16. Immie Adrian (79 mins for 3)
17. Tim Marshall (85 mins for 8)

Goal: Matthew Kirkwood (45)