HALLMARK SECURITY LEAGUE
PADIHAM 5 AFC DARWEN 1
Darwen arrived at Padiham tonight with a much depleted side to due injuries and work commitments, with manager Mark Patterson having to reshuffle positions to try some sort of fit with players available.
Padiham started the stronger as Jason Hart forced a save from Charlie Whittingham on thirteen minutes, and seeing his follow up crash off the crossbar. After this, nothing much happened until the half hour, when two Padiham forwards got behind the visitor’s line, with Pickup setting up Craig to fire a drive from the edge of the box into the opposite corner of the net
Half Time: Padiham 1 AFC Darwen 0
The second half was only two minutes old when Padiham doubled the lead. A ball over the top was chased down by Jason Hart who fired past the helpless Whittingham.
Ten minutes later it was three when a free kick into the Darwen box caused a mad scramble. The ball came out to Chris Turner, who smashed it into the roof of the net.
Another ten minutes, another Padiham goal, as Dominic Craig’s corner curled through the hands of Charlie Whittingham and into the net.
With twenty minutes to go, another Craig effort bounced off the post with the keeper beaten.
As Padiham eased off, Darwen started to create some pressure, and were rewarded in the eighty fifth minute when Corey Harrison got into the box, evaded two tackles, and hit a low shot that crept into the corner of the net.
Just when everybody thought that the scoring was over, the home side scored a fifth in injury time with another ball over the top. This time it was Mark Coyne who got the better of a Darwen defender to slot home, with the referee blowing for time a minute later.
Full Time: Padiham 5 AFC Darwen 1
REFEREE: Ian Jackson
GOALS AND TIMES:
Padiham: Craig (31, 69), Hart (47), Turner (57), Coyne (90)
AFC Darwen: Harrison (85)
OPPONENTS CHOICE AS MAN OF THE MATCH:
Padiham: Dominic Craig
AFC Darwen: Jordan Scott
YELLOW CARDS: Scott, Ralph (AFC Darwen)
1 Callum Dwyer
2 Ashley Brierley
3 James Walker
4 Benjamin Hoskin
5 Marc Young
6 Brandon Barski
7 Dominic Craig
8 Christopher Turner
9 Jason Hart
10 Kieron Pickup
11 Patrick O’Brien
12 Mark Coyne (replaced Hart, 70 minutes)
14 Jake Townsend (replaced O’Brien, 35 minutes)
15 Thomas Bradley
16 Zack Hargreaves (replaced Turner, 73 minutes)
1 Charlie Whittingham
2 Jordan Scott
3 Seydou Bamba
4 Danny Banks
5 Luke Jarrold
6 Kiel Lonsdale (Capt.)
7 Sam Crook
8 Jamie Edwards
9 Nick Hepple
10 Jack Burke
11 Alex Ralph
12 Scott Patterson
14 Corey Harrison (replaced Crook, 46 minutes)
15 Patrick Furey (replaced Jack Burke, 58 minutes)
16 Declan Cunliffe (replaced Edwards, 53 minutes)
18 Karl Turner