Audlem FC's first cup match

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Yesterday, we played our first Cup Tie in the Crewe FA Concorde Sunday Vase competition. 

Our game was played at Malbank School even though we were drawn at home – but the potential dangers following bonfire night of nails etc, meant we had to play away.

Our opponents were Acton Star of Acton. We, ofcourse, are the tiniest of fish in the barrel, being way down at the bottom of all the clubs in the competition.

With a Referee named Kevin Crump, we began the game hoping for some “crumbs” of comfort from him in controlling the match well.

A very heavy sticky pitch – and an oversize one as well. Changing rooms miles away from the pitch. 

Kick off in good sunshine but a keen wind chill factor. Opponents big fellows with quite a wide fruity vocabulary. We have no regular goalkeeper – injury and work commitments – so Rob Lowe steps into the position.

He pulls off good saves but 20 minutes in and we are down by a goal. Good response by us and then Kev Mort strikes and scores a good goal. So 1-1.

Five minutes later and Acton given a penalty. They miss! Shooting wide – just like Rooney. But then Acton score again. In at half time being 2-1 down.

Tired feet from the cloying conditions of the surface.

Second half, and they score very quickly. 3-1. 20 minutes later it's 4-1. Our manager plays his subs as injuries mount. On comes McClintoch, Brookes and then Dan Lowe.  But to no avail and the final whistle goes – we lose 6-1. So out of the Cup.

Next week we are away to Crewe Town. Learning all the time.

 

 

 

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