There was a distinctly eerie feeling hearing “Let’s reconvene, Gentlemen” at Moor Lane rather than Spinney Crescent, but it was good to welcome Barry Simms to referee his first official game for the Ramblers. Happily, this was a game with little foul play and equally little backchat. The weather, which had threatened to be as vile as it had been when this fixture was played last year, eased up and though the ground was heavy, the pitch was in pretty good nick, all things considered.
The starting XI were in pretty good nick in the first half hour too, playing some excellent football and creating 6 gilt-edged opportunities. Mornington missed 4 in some style, but he was completely overshadowed by Chester, whose miss of this season and many others too will linger long in the memory. Thankfully Gendall had brought his shooting boots and smashed the sixth chance into the roof of the net to give the Ramblers a much deserved lead. It was thrown away by sloppy defending a minute later, and so the scores were level at the break.
M&S took over from Tesco Express at time and the investment proved worthwhile. Patience was rewarded when twenty minutes in, Rushie found Chester with an excellent ball down the wing ands the resulting cross found Mornington with a chance even he couldn’t miss. Frayed nerves were finally calmed when Gendall scored his second to put the game out of reach.
This was a good performance.
|September 28, 2019||2:30 pm||Vets XI Fixtures||2019-20|
|14 Moor Ln, Thornton, Liverpool L23 4TW, UK|