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Hallmark Security League Premier Division 
26/08/2017, 3:00 pm
AFC Darwen
0 - 0
Burscough
WEC Group Anchor Ground
First Team

Match Report

HALLMARK SECURITY LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

26/8/2017

AFC DARWEN 0 BURSCOUGH 0

Darwen fielded the same starting eleven as in their previous match against AFC Liverpool and came close to another victory.

The Salmoners came close to scoring in the first ten minutes with neither side producing a shot on target, but on thirteen minutes Mohammed Nabeel was clattered in the penalty area. The referee pointed to the spot but Mark McKay’s rising penalty hit the crossbar.

The home side continued to have the better chances but failed to finish off moves. Burscough started to come into the game and Charlie Whittingham made a good save to deny Jamie Clark.

Half Time: AFC Darwen 0 Burscough 0

After the break both Matt Allen and Nick Hepple shot wide from outside the box, and a Hepple cross was cut out by the Burscough defence with Allen waiting at the far post. Burscough broke through after ten minutes but hesitation caused the shot to be mishit wide.

Three minutes later a Hepple effort was blocked for a corner, from which Allen headed over. On the hour an Alex Ralph free kick just cleared the bar. Burscough had the odd chance with a good defensive header by Anthony Hodges clearing the danger with twelve minutes to go.

Into the last ten minutes and a Hepple strike was tipped round the post by Burscough keeper Louis McCarthy, who was later given the visitor’s man of the match award by the home club. With five minutes to go, an Alex Ralph corner was headed onto the bar by Anthony Hodges, but this was his last contribution to the game, as a minute later a melee in the Darwen half led to a red card for the defender.

Full Time: AFC Darwen 0 Burscough 0

ATTENDANCE: 102

REFEREE: Matthew Scholes

ASSISTANTS: ??

GOALS AND TIMES:

Burscough:

AFC Darwen:

OPPONENTS CHOICE AS MAN OF THE MATCH:

Burscough: Louis McCarthy

AFC Darwen: Matthew Allen

YELLOW CARDS: Dunroe (Burscough), Hepple (AFC Darwen)

RED CARDS: Hodges (AFC Darwen)

TEAMS:

Burscough

1 Louis McCarthy

2 Joshua Dunroe

3 John Cheetham

4 Derek Szanto

5 Hafeez Hamzat

6 Neil Hulme

7 Jamie Clark

8 Alexander Parkes

9 Liam Diggle

10 Christy Devlin

11 Terry Cummings

S1 William Threlkeld (replaced ?? , ?? minutes)

S2 James Conaghan

S3 Andrew Harrison (replaced ??, ?? minutes)

S4 Ethan Smith

AFC Darwen

1 Charlie Whittingham

2 Jordan Scott

3 Seydou Bamba

4 Jamie Edwards

5 Adam Douglas

6 Anthony Hodges

7 Mohammed Nabeel

8 Matthew Allen (Capt.)

9 Nick Hepple

10 Mark McKay

11 Alex Ralph

S1 Sam Crook

S2 Danny Banks (replaced Scott, 63 minutes)

S3 Kiel Lonsdale

S4 Luke Jarrold (replaced Hepple, 87 minutes)

S5 Scott Patterson