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AFC Liverpool Youth Triumph at New Mills

AFC Liverpool’s youth team travelled to derbyshire for their second game of the season on the back of a victory at Marine, to face New Mills who last week suffered a heavy defeat to Woodley Sports, who beat them 6-2.

In treacherous conditions AFC kicked off playing up the slope in their familiar red strip.
AFC settled down after a scrappy start and began to find holes in the home defence.

After a period of piling on the pressure, it was still goalless due to squandered chances and a good save from the New Mills keeper.

As it was, it was a good move down the centre and a good ball from skipper Joe Evans when he released Lloyd Molyneux who was able to finish with a strong shot low to the keepers right.

AFC were passing and moving the ball about with ease and grabbed a deserved second when Jordan Gerrard picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box and unleashed a fierce shot which left the home keeper helpless.

AFC continued to create chances but it was New Mills who scored next when the Liverpool defence failed to clear their lines and the number 10 chipped in from the edge of the box leaving AFC’s keeper Chris Brinksman with no chance.

Half time New Mills 1 – AFC Liverpool 2.

AFC started brightly after the break despite the rain, with Louie Mansfield playing well on the right of midfield, picking out passes and making great runs in behind the New Mills full back.

AFC continued to create chances, the best of which fell to Molyneuex who missed a header from six yards out after a great cross from Mansfield, but Molyneux made amends 5 minutes later when he ran down the left and powered in a ferocious shot and celebrated by sparring with the corner flag.

Gerrard then scored the best goal of the game and a definite contender for goal of the season. The Reds broke up a New Mills attack on the edge of the AFC box and passed their way out of defence releasing Evans who played a great ball down the right which seen Dean Williamson leave the left back for dead and square the ball for Gerrad who had made up 80 yards.

His cool finish epitomised a confident display by the AFC youngsters, who ran out comfortable winners

Manager Ian Porter said he was pleased with the result and thought it was well deserved with Louie Mansfield getting man of the match, but also Chris Brinksman showing what a good keeper he is by doing what he had to do, when called upon.

By blakeyy
(September 7, 2008)
            

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