Litherland REMYCA



Chadderton FC

Sat 26 Aug 2017 | The Hallmark Security League Division One | Away


Litherland Sports Park





We are all just catching our breath after another fantastic afternoon of football from Mark Howard's team in the Liverpool sunshine.
REMYCA are once again one of the fancied teams for promotion and play-offs come May, and with Chadderton yet to record a win at Litherland Sports Park, you could have forgiven Chaddy for feeling less than confident about visiting a side who had scored 6 goals and conceded 0 in two games so far this season, but it's hard to imagine a side coached by Tank & Hulmey lacking in confidence ,and so they set off with the usual high tempo, quality passing game, pressing the opposition in their own half. It was completely against the run of play then, that on 16 minutes a Litherland break away through the centre saw Lennon Whewall finished smartly past Danny Havern, who was making his first start, in for an unavailable Mike Smith. 1-0. Heads never go down in this Chadderton team and the yellow shirts continued playing their passing game, pressurising the opponents who looked far from happy. REMYCA managed to break again and in only their second attack Lennon Whewall drove from the edge of the box to make it 2-0 to the hosts after Chaddy had only half cleared a Remy free-kick. Disbelief was the emotion on the Chadderton bench as we had started as brightly as possible and showed no signs of ring rustiness after 2 weeks off from league action. Mark & Ian weren't panicked into rash changes and this paid off when after good work on the right, Mikey Moss scored with a lovely chip to get the goal that Chaddy's play so deserved. More pressure followed from Chadderton but half-time was reached 2-1 to the home side.

Chadderton came back out into the sunshine looking to carry on imposing themselves on the game, and get the goals to show for it. Chaddy had controlled the game with good performances from Vinny Howell and Tom Hughes in midfield especially. Disbelief again then on the Chadderton bench when on 46 minutes, a mix-up between the normally immaculate James Dwyer and keeper Danny Havern let Lennon Whewell in for his 3rd goal, and the two goal advantage was unbelievably re-established. It's at times like this that you see the true character of a team and it's management. and there was no panic, no finger-pointing, no screaming blame, from Tank, Hulmey & Robbo just an instruction to keep playing our game. Chaddy restarted and put the home side under relentless pressure once more, this time, on the hour mark we got some reward, Mikey Moss was brought down in the box, clear penalty. If there's a man for a job like a penalty to get you back in the game it's Vinny Howell, and up he stepped cool as you like with a panenka kick as the keeper dived to his right, to duly make it 3-2. Mark Howard's men really piled on the pressure now, and on 71 minutes got the goal they deserved with a lovely finish from inside the box by the non-stop Tom Hughes who had had an excellent game. Chaddy sensed the 3 points there for the taking and piled on the pressure going close, Nathan Quinlan's fresh legs was brought on for Craig Schumann on 70 mins to further press the REMY defence but it wasn't to be, and the game finished 3-3. A point won, but boss Tank was of course disappointed postmatch that we hadn't taken all 3 from a venue where few will come and take the game to the hosts as we did. We move on to a 'home' game now versus the in-form Silsden side who still have a 100% record after 4 games, but confidence is high in the dressing room, the players are playing with smiles on their faces and you would not bet agianst this Chadderton team.


TEAM : 1. Daniel Havern, 2. Dominic Welsby, 3. Dale Minor, 4. Arron Holton, 5. Gareth Hill, 6. James Dwyer, 7. Craig Schumann, 8. Tom Hughes, 9. Vinny Howell, 10. Mikey Moss, 11. Luke Heron.
SUBS : Nathan Quinlan, Grant Dixon, Nathan Chorlton.





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