So close for Audlem FC

Home » Newsroom » Latest News » So close for Audlem FC

We played Sandbach Town yesterday on a good weather day although the pitch was a bit sticky from the heavy dew overnight.

Sandbach are a well established team – sponsored no less than by Carlsberg! It was obvious from the whistle that they were going to be very physical, with a smattering of free kicks in our favour.

Twenty minutes in and we were one up with a sweet goal by Tim Seville.

Ten minutes later and Jared Southall-Martin, our goalie, pulled off a superb save to keep us in the lead. Then Sandbach struck with a goal from Perriham. 1-1 .

This was answered in fine form when Tim Seville scored again. We suffered a few injuries from hard tackles – especially James Bebbington and Jared. 

But we went in at half time leading 2-1 with Jared playing a really super first half. 

Second half saw captain Kev Mort commanding the area with great endeavour and tackling as hard as our opponents and putting himself about well.

Then a goal by Sandbach and it was 2-2, soon followed by a Red card for their number 8 – a real bruiser of a player. It was a hard game and in the last five minutes we were unlucky to have them score again. So 2-3 in the end. 

A good game for us and we shaped very well with good discipline on positioning. Jack Maclintoch continues to twist and turn players twice his size with his speed and doggedness. Geoff Stretch, our manager, was much pleased with a better performance and shape.

The match was well refereed by Mr Lindsay – a senior Ref.

After the game an excellent mountain of chips and bread and butter for succulent chip butties was laid on by Jo & Allan at the Lord C. It was much enjoyed by our visitors as we all gathered in the pub.

The comment from the Sandbach manager was that we had given them their hardest game they had faced this season. And this in spite of being only six games together as a team. 

Next week we travel to play Cricketers team.

Ralph Warburton Chairman AFC

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

audlem map
Thu 23 Feb 6:09am  |  hits: 912

Audlem Parish Council is looking to co-opt two new councillors to fill the current vacancies and invites residents interested in working for our vibrant village community to apply. If you would like to know more about what is involved, you can talk to any of our councillors (their contact details are on the Parish Council Noticeboard and the Parish Council Pages of AudlemOnline — click...

old mobiles
Wed 22 Feb 6:08am  |  hits: 734

ADAS are providing a way of clearing out those redundant, broken or anachronistic bits of computer kit that you are not supposed to put into the ordinary rubbish. With help from the Flower Divas. So ADAS (Audlem and District Amenities Society) are raising money for their funds by selling on Ebay any old, broken, unwanted gadgets or mobile phones you may have lying about and cluttering the...

Audlem Church - the view eastwards
Sat 25 Feb 6:08am  |  hits: 653

We are looking to for extra household help for a lovely, elderly, independent lady living in central Audlem. The role involves light lunch food preparation, shopping, companionship and keeping us informed. We do have a weekly cleaner but some light remedial cleaning /small household duties would also be included. 6 hours per week in 3 shifts of 2 hours plus scope for more hours when covering...