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Bears Take All Three Points From Valerie Park

Goals from Matthew Walsh and Daniel Docherty gave Congleton Town a 2-0 win over AFC Liverpool, with Reds’ manager Paul Moore describing his side’s performance as disgraceful.

In a game that won’t live long in the memory, the home side only managed three shots, none of which came close to troubling Ashley Woodhouse, in a display that Paul Moore thought as the worst he’d seen during his tenure as AFC Liverpool manager.

Never in the game from the kick off, all they could manage in the first half as an attacking force was twenty yard strike from Nevil Picton and a blast over from Shaun Harris. The visitors were organised and hard working but not overly creative and though enjoying more of the ball, they didn’t create too many clear cut opportuntities. Omatayo Coker had a shot on the turn that forced Joshua Molloy into a save and later another attempt that fizzed across the goal while Gareth Richards’ volley from the edge of the box went just the wrong side of the upright but that was the sum total from the first forty five minutes.

The second half failed to deliver any more quality and it wasn’t until fifty eight minutes were on the clock that Walsh’s strike from twelve yards became the first attempt of the match on target after Molloy had needlessly upended Christopher Luby.

All the hard work of the previous few weeks that culminated in the wins over Winsford United and Flixton was nowhere to be seen as the Reds only response to going a goal down was a blocked Picton strike on the edge of the box following a harshly penalised back pass.

Richards should have doubled his side’s advantage after Docherty forced his way through challenges from Stephen Kelly and Anthony Brown to lay it on a plate for Congleton’s number ten but he fired over from six yards with the goal at his mercy. There was no mistake though when six red shirts converged on Jack Graham allowing him to slip the ball to an unmarked Docherty, who coolly slotted past Molloy six minutes from time to seal the result.

AFC Liverpool 0-2 Congleton Town
Walsh 58′(p), Docherty 84′

Attendance: 136

AFC Liverpool: 1.Joshua Molloy 2.Stephen Kelly (15.Sean Richards 73′) 3.Darren Torpey 4.Anthony Brown 5.Adam Farley 6.Nevil Picton 7.Jack Sinnott 8.Steve Williams (14.Francis Barry 57′) 9.Shaun Harris (16.James Buckley 64′) 10.Liam Nethercote 11.Steve Corris (C)
Unused Subs; 12. Muktar Mahama GK.Denis Barlow
Congleton Town: 1.Ashley Woodhouse 2.Keith Wedge (C) 3.Ian Willis 4.Kurtis Gill (15.Max Williamson 90′) 5.Chris Middleton 6.Omatayo Coker 7.Jack Graham 8.Matthew Walsh 9.Chris Luby (14.Jordan Erdman 89′) 10.Gareth Richards 11.Daniel Docherty (12.Richard Booth 90′)
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Photo courtesy of Dave Williams.

Posted by:  afclpapakuz         Date:  November 26, 2011         Popularity:  527 views

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