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Hallmark Security League Premier Division 
20/09/2017, 7:45 pm
AFC Darwen
0 - 1
Squires Gate
WEC Group Anchor Ground
First Team

Match Report

HALLMARK SECURITY LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

20/9/2017

AFC DARWEN 0 SQUIRES GATE 1

Squires Gate scored in the second minute to claim their first points of the season, the goal being a rare highlight of a dour and dreadful game on a wet and windy evening. Callum Hoctor was playing his first game for Darwen since the 2015/16 season.

The game was less than two minutes old when Squires Gate were awarded a free kick midway into Darwen territory from the edge of the pitch. It was floated in and Dean Ing rose to back head the ball into the net.

Nothing of note happened until two minutes from the break, when a ball was chipped into the Squires Gate gave Bobby Langford a free header, which he put over the bar.

Half Time: AFC Darwen 0 Squires Gate 1

On the hour mark, Bobby Langford cut into the box and fired a shot which was blocked by keeper Ben Fletcher. Kiel Lonsdale tried a chip with the rebound but the ball was easily gathered by Fletcher.

With five minutes to go Darwen should have squared the match. Luke Cassidy jinked his way into the area and Fletcher could only parry his effort which fell to Corey Harrison. He smashed the ball against the keeper with the rebound coming to Bobby Langford, who also fired against the keeper and the visitors were let off the hook.

The home side were camped in the Squires Gate half for the last twenty minutes of the game but could not break down the visitor’s defence, but in injury time nearly went another goal down when a boot out found Jack Williams upfield, who had been the only forward up for Squires Gate. He got the better of a Darwen defender, and fired a fierce drive towards goal prompting a good save by keeper Charlie Whittingham.

Full Time: AFC Darwen 0 Squires Gate 1

ATTENDANCE: 97

REFEREE: Liam Corrigan

ASSISTANTS: S Morland, R Adams

GOALS AND TIMES:

Squires Gate: Ing (2)

AFC Darwen:

OPPONENTS CHOICE AS MAN OF THE MATCH:

Squires Gate: Jack Williams

AFC Darwen: Alex Ralph

YELLOW CARDS: Lonsdale (AFC Darwen)

RED CARDS:

TEAMS:

Squires Gate

1 Ben Fletcher

2 Paul Carroll

3 Jacob Higham

4 Michael Hall (Capt.)

5 Jake Darnell

6 David Rossall

7 Alex Colquhoun

8 Daniel Penswick

9 Mark Buchan

10 Jack Williams

11 Dean Ing

12 Jordan O’Mahoney (replaced Darnell, 51 minutes)

14 Darren Moxon (replaced Colquhoun, 90+4 minutes)

15 Corey Moorhead (replaced Ing, 90+2 minutes)

16 Nicholas Webb

AFC Darwen

1 Charlie Whittingham

2 Jamie Edwards

3 Callum Hoctor

4 Luke Jarrold

5 Adam Douglas

6 Kiel Lonsdale (Capt.)

7 Bobby Langford

8 Danny Banks

9 Ryan McKenna

10 Mark McKay

11 Alex Ralph

12 Jordan Scott (replaced McKenna, 82 minutes)

14 Declan Cunliffe

15 Corey Harrison (replaced Banks, 60 minutes)

16 Luke Cassidy (replaced McKay, 64 minutes)

18 Lee Turner