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Williams Double Sets Reds On Their Way

Two early goals from Steven Williams put AFC Liverpool firmly in control of their pre-season friendly away to West Didsbury & Chorlton as they ran out comfortable winners with Shaun Harris and Muktar Mahama rounding off the scoring.

Taking on the North West Counties newest member, the Reds were a goal to the good after just seven minutes. Williams combined with John Lawless for an incisive one-two before seeing his shot take a deflection that sent the ball spinning just inside the post out of reach of the keeper Ben Simpson.

Though he may have been fortunate with his first goal, the same could not be said of his second strike just three minutes later as Williams fired into the top corner with pin point accuracy from thirty yards, giving Simpson no chance.

What would have pleased manager Paul Moore more though is the way his side kept possession and dominated proceedings. Quite prepared to go all the way back to keeper Carl Williams instead of playing a percentage ball forward, the Reds were comfortable on the ball and were always looking to give the man on the ball multiple options.

West Didsbury & Chorlton meanwhile were creating little and their best chance came when Anthony Brown misjudged the bounce of the ball, allowing Didsbury’s number seven to get to the bye-line but Williams was down quickly to divert the cutback away from the waiting Matt Eckersley.

On the stroke of half time the Reds extended their lead when Lee Madin’s cross in from the right touchline found Harris on the edge of the box and the Reds’ winger guided his looping header beyond the reach of Simpson.

The second half was pretty much a repeat performance of the first with the only surprising thing being it took until the ninetieth minute for a fourth goal to arrive. Multiple substitutions were made and the replacements looked equally adept at slotting in the system, offering the promise of a better season ahead than the one previous.

Mahama could have scored a goal earlier than he did after robbing a defender of possession but the substitute keeper got enough of his body on the shot to divert the ball behind for a corner. However, Mahama wasn’t to be denied a second successive week on the scoresheet as he was quickest to react when Spanish trialist Giacomo knocked on Stephen Groves’ cross to wrap up the win in the final minute.

West Didsbury & Chorlton 0-4 AFC Liverpool

S Williams 7′, 10′  Harris 44′  Mahama 90′

AFC Liverpool: Carl Williams, Stephen Groves, Anthony Brown (Rob Lamont), Darren Torpey, James Buckley (Chris Williams), Nevil Picton, Steven Williams, John Lawless (Dan Wilkinson), Francis Barry (Muktar Mahama), Lee Madin (Giacomo), Shaun Harris (Adam Waterhouse)


Posted by:  afclpapakuz         Date:  July 21, 2012         Popularity:  2,770 views

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