A hugely enjoyable match against a very good West Kirby team with 5 debuts made for the Ramblers. Essentially, we very solid for all but 10 minutes (conceding 3 goals either side of half time) and did not quite have the team understanding (with only a few having played together before) to finish off the possession we had. But hugely encouraging for the team and thanks to Chris Wheelan, Dave Lincoln & Alex Hadley for helping us out.
A notable incident was the refereeing blowing for offside, the West Kirby striker kick the ball in the net out of frustration and then, having listen to their arguments as to why he was not offside (only his team mate was) while we were midway through our next attack, the referee then awarding the goal! To be fair, the West Kirby lads backed up our complaints that this was unreasonable in that our goalkeeper had not tried to save it and the decision was then changed back again!
It probably did contribute to him not blowing for a clear offside in the lead up to their 2nd goal and, in all fairness, while West Kirby deserved to win, the winning margin flattered them somewhat!
Was great to see the majority of the team back at the Red Cat following the game. Well done all.
|October 9, 2021||2:30 pm||3rd XI Fixtures||2021-22|