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Old Stretfordians AFC



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Match Report


Unicorn Jets

Sun 05 Sep, 2010




Star player: Thomas Cooksey


Daniel Mooney (1)

Jack Rimmer (1)

It was always going to be a tough match against last years league champions. Unicorn had gone the whole season remaining unbeaten in the league.

However, our own form in 2010, gave us lots of confidence going into the match, we had been beaten only twice in the league, once by Unicorn (losing 5-3, with them getting the fifth very late in the match) and by the runners up Broadheath were we were playing at point with only 7 players (one of whom was injured). So were not going to be intimidated.

It would have to be a very disciplined performance for us to do well, and the lads attitude was fantastic from the start.

Unicorn unsurprisingly had a lot of early pressure, but through hard work (and not luck) we kept them at bay.

Luke chased back to clear off our goal line as did James.

Between the defensive work Daniel M had a dangerous cross goal shot, while Niall pulled off a great save when a Unicorn forward was free to the left of our penalty area.

Unicorn forced a series of corners, from which Scott did really well to repell any danger on several occasions with some fantastic clearing headers.

So at half time we were encouraged by our first half performance, on this huge Unicorn pitch.

It didn't take long before we scored!! Adam G released Jahmarly on the right of the box who crossed dangerously for Daniel M who's shot hit the keeper, falling kindly for Jack who did not have to be asked twice to put in the back of the net.

Daniel then hit a shot narrowly over the bar, and Unicorn were getting worried!!

However, a well worked piece of play by Unicorn resulted in a melee in the box with a good finish.

Still at 1-1, we had lots to play for.

Unfortunately, a few pieces of team indecision were all Unicorn needed, and they capitalised three more times (the third goal being an exceptional finish), to make the final score 4-1 which honestly was very harsh on our lads as with 15 minutes to go we were winning. The highest standards are what is required to do well in Division One, and I'm sure the lads will use this as motivation to do better next week.

Starting line up

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    Niall Cassidy

    Match rating: 0

    Niall Cassidy-Goalkeeper- Niall has put together a string of impressive performances, he is an impressive shot stopper and has a massive kick out. Niall is also a very brave lad who has already shown how valuable he is to the team, since he joined...

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    Tyrele Frost

    Match rating: 0

    Tyrell has all the attributes, we missed last season. Not only is he a great ball player, he has a never say die attitude, and never gives an opposing player an inch, with his bone crunching tackles and determined style. All this and he is playing...

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    James Wilkinson

    Match rating: 0

    James Wilkinson-Defender- James possesses a left foot like a wand, he is able to spot passes that others would not be able to see or complete. He has particularly perfected the technique of running in one direction, while being able to hit a pass ...

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    Thomas Cooksey

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    Thomas Cooksey-Defender-hugely dependable as a stopper, making waves as a top defender, showing great strength with his organisational play and seems to be able to always have time on the ball, showing some fancy footwork!

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    Luke Wentland

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    Luke Wentland-Forward- an infleuntial player, who has demonstrated pace and skill coupled with the ability to score important goals, at the right times over the last few seasons. Luke has also proved a valuable option at the back, moving there at ...

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    Daniel Callaghan

    Match rating: 0

    Daniel Callaghan-Defender-a natural reader of the game, who always seems to be in the right place at the right time, sweeping up any mistakes or opposing attacks. His speed and bravery have more than contributed to us conceding so few goals over t...

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    Jahmarly Frost

    Match rating: 0

    Jahmarly Frost-midfield-An instinctive attacking midfileder who couples tenacity with great ability. Literally rips apart full backs, with speed and skill. Also has an eye for goal. Has a ferocious shot and also works very hard for the team.

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    Adam Wilson

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    Adam Wilson-Midfield- a thoroughbred midfielder, great pace, strength and technique, sets Adam apart from opposition midfielders. He has scored some excellent goals from long distance thunderbolts, to mazy dribbled finishes. Has a throw like a mis...

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    Jack Rimmer

    Match rating: 0

    Jack Rimmer-Forward-a great competitor, Jack loves to be on the ball dictating play, with his range of passing, dribbling and shooting. Jack is also more than willing to win the ball, with his brave tackling style. Great to have Jack back at the c...

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    Scott McNeill

    Match rating: 0

    Scott is a very talented midfielder, who has allied great technique to a steely determination to succeed. Scott has a wand like left foot that conjures up some fantastic play. Scott must have a big trophy cabinet at home, as he has won many trophi...

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    Daniel Mooney

    Match rating: 0

    Dan Mooney-Winger-Daniel has a �great box of tricks� that often leaves opposition defenders on their backside! If they don�t get sold a dummy, opposition defenders cannot catch up with Dan�s turbo speed. He scored some fantast...

Substitutes used

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    Jake Kilcullen

    Match rating: 0

    Jake Kilcullen-Forward/Right midfield-Jake joined from Meadowside last season after spending several years at his former club, he settled in quickly and well, showing great technique coupled with a good sense of positional play, both up front and ...

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