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Barnoldswick Town 3-1 AFC Liverpool

Shaun Chart’s first goal of the season wasn’t enough to prevent the Reds suffering their fifth defeat of the season.

Scored three minutes after the re-start, it halved the half time deficit created by the goals of Stewart Airdrie and Neil Chapmen. However, Spencer Jordan added a third on sixty eight minutes to secure the result for the home side.

Falling foul of familiar demons, the Reds handed Barnoldswick the perfect start after only three minutes. Damien Eastham fluffed his clearance from Conor Murphy’s back pass and though the ball went to Darren Torpey, he was lost in a kerfuffle and robbed by Airdrie, who slotted past Eastham.

Twenty minutes in the Reds appeared to realise that the home side were threatening little and started to work themselves into the match. Stephen Edwards was unlucky as his header flew off the top of the bar when he met Shaun Harris’ cross and then the Reds’ striker then fired from the edge of the area but it was comfortable for Billy Carrington.

This sparked the home side into action and they came close twice in a minute to extending their lead. Eastham did well to deny Paul Fildes before James Foley had to head off his own line. However little could have been down to stop Chapman’s precision placement from twenty five yards sending the ball into the corner of Eastham’s net.

AFC Liverpool came out after the break in a more determined mood and immediately pulled one back as Chart met Francis Barry’s cross and guided his header into the far corner. Buoyed by this, the Reds dominated possession but only had Chart’s direct free kick from twenty five yards to show for their efforts.

All their good work was to come for nothing though as a long Carrington kick down field found Aidrie and he turned provider for Jordan who slotted home.

Two goals to the good once again, the home side didn’t press further and whilst the Reds competed, they never had anything in the final third to trouble the scoreline.

Barnoldswick Town 3-1 AFC Liverpool
Airdrie 3′                                                      Chart 48′
Chapmen 40′
Jordan 68′

Attendance: 158

AFC Liverpool: 1.Damien Eastham 2.Phil Stafford (C) 3.Conor Murphy (14.Steve Corris 46′) 4.Darren Torpey 5.Neil Jones 6.Shaun Harris (15. Callum Tai-Hogan 59′) 7.Shaun Chart 8.James Foley 9.Shaun Gardner 10.Stephen Edwards (12.Francis Barry 46′) 11.Jack Sinnott
Barnoldwick Town: 1.Billy Carrington 2.Liam Blades 3.Shaun Clough 4.Shaun Airey 5.Jack Overson 6.Bill Williams 7.Spencer Jordan 8.Connor Smith (15.Ashley Alderson 75′) 9.Stewart Airdrie (12.Liam Garbutt 69′) 10.Paul Fildes (16.Robert Grimes 83′) 11.Neil Chapmen (C)
Unused Subs: 14.Manzar Ditta 17.Kevin Richardson
Photo courtesy of Dave Williams.

Posted by:  afclpapakuz         Date:  September 3, 2011         Popularity:  688 views

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