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Sta 19th Sept Lymm 0 Styal 2, Styal Res 0 Golborne Sports Res 2; Styal 'A' 1 Heaton Moor Phoenix 8
Sep 20, 2009, 7:24 pm

Normal services resumed.

 Styal 1stX1 travelled to Lymn AFC on Saturday in an attempt to get their season back on track – this time in the Cheshire Cup.

Lymn were an unknown team to Styal, and when Styal arrived at the pitch, some thought in was a Sunday morning game, rather than a Saturday afternoon fixture.

Harrison returned in goal, a back four of Ant, Capel, Kemp, and Swindells, Midfield was occupied with Garvy, Simo, Hampson and a long awaited return of Mark Tuert. Up front it was McCormack, and Scotty, hoping to do the business.

Styals sideline was also looking strong with Cowley, and new face Deano feeding good advise to the players.

Styal set out to start their season again, with a good cup run to kick start it.

The game started with quite a high tempo, with Lymn chasing down at every opportunity. The back 4 were put to the test, but nothing carved open with Lymn making half chances, if that.

As the game progressed Styal started to look the more threatening, Garvy & Ant teaming up well on the right, as numerous chances were created for Styal. The home keeper made save after save, and after 30 mins Styal were bemused how they hadn’t scored, chance after chance was either going wide, or straight down the keeps throat.

Scotty and Mccormak, were working well, and Tueart continued to make a nuisance of himself in the middle of the park breaking up every Lymn attack.

Keeper Harrison was made a spectator.

However the break through couldn’t be made.

 

Halftime  0 – 0

The second half started the same as the first half. Lymm pressuring for the first 10, and a couple of half chances were made, but the back 4 looked well organised and communicated well for the first time this season.

Styal still looked threatening on the break, with Hampson & Swinner teaming up well. Ant and Garvy were exactly the same as the first half  - causing Lymn problems. Simo and Tueart kept the midfield well organised, while Scotty ran around tirelessly upfront causing havoc in the Lymn defence

Lymn looked like they were getting tired, and Styal then took control of the game, keeping possession well, and forceing Lymn back into their own half. Chances kept being created and Styal’s pressure was paid off when Scotty ran down the right flank and whipped a ball across the area. Simo then slid in to meet the ball on the half volley which riffled into the right hand corner of the net.

Styal then slipped into cruise control, passing the ball well, and keeping possession, making Lymn work harder to get near the ball.

The nail in the coffin then came, Mcormack managed to keep his cool in the area, as a cross dropped down, adjusting well on the turn, he managed to power it into the bottom left hand corner. Good goal

The remainder of the game was then seen out with Styal passing it cooling and continuing to pressure the Lymn back four.

Further chances were created but ball greedy Hampson decided he was a superstar and couldn’t find the net after 3 shots on the bounce with a queue of players waiting on the edge of the box.

Needless to say – he was reminder later in the players lounge (some pub in Lymn) of that!

 

Full time Styal 2  Lymn 0

 

A good display from styals men, who needed a result to get their heads up. Good solid performances from all the team who will now need to carry on this winning habit.

Club AZ travel to Styal on Saturday - Styal spoilt their league title contention last year, a result AZ will be wanting to put right!

MEANWHILE--Styal Res went down in a close game against Golborne. Styal 'A' struggled without a recognised keeper in their home fixture (the future will be brighter)


Sat 12th Sept Styal 2 Rylands/Crosfields 5; Crewe Res 3 Styal Res 2; Cringlewood 7 Styal 'A' 1
Sep 14, 2009, 9:34 am

A tough day at the office with Styal fighting back to make it 2-2 and then conceding 3 late goals. The Reserves undone by a late Crewe strike and the 'A' team soundly beaten by a strong Cringlewood 11.

All at Styal FC wish Mark Collins a speedy recovery after he suffered a serious injury playing for his Sunday side.  We hope all goes well over the next few days and look forward to having him back playing in the near future

 


Sat Sept 5th Styal 1 Middlewich Town 3; Grappenhall Sports Res 1 Styal Res 3; Styal 'A' v Atlantic postponed
Sep 6, 2009, 7:45 pm

Reports to follow.

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Grappenhall Sports es 1 Styal Res 3

 Styal moved up to 3rd just 2 points off the top with a comfortable 3 points in Warrington. With several moving up to first team action absentees Poch was forced to shuffle the pack, Loz came in for Anthony at the back and Collins started on the right side giving Nolan a start alongside Tottie in the middle. Paul Adkin made his return to play wide left and Barnes had to slot in at ctr half.

 

It started off all but comfortable with Grappenhall having the best of the first 15. But Styal changed all that scoring 3 quality goals to effectively kill the game, first Matt brilliantly beat his man on the left and found Sefu to head home, then just a couple of minutes later Barnes’s brilliant free kick was met by Tottie who headed the 2nd. The 3rd was quick to follow with a lightening break ending with Matt Turner coolly rounding the keeper.

 

As expected Grappenall came out 2nd half trying to get back in the game with an early strike but styal battled well. The back four lead by capt Barnes stood firm. In the event, one lapse in concentration gave Grappenhall a consolation. Styal were able to make a couple of changes including the return of Kenny after injury. A real MOM performance from Sefu up front is well worth a mention in a good all round team performance for Poch’s men.

 


Week up to Saturday 29th August Pilkingtons 2 Styal 1
Aug 30, 2009, 10:02 am

Pilkingtons 2 Styal 1

With Styal looking to get back to winning ways an away visit to Pilkington lay in wait on Saturday on a very windy afternoon.

 

Styal again started with another changed 11 to face Pilkington, even so, it was a strong side.

 

The game started fairly loosely, half chances at either end, but nothing too clear cut, the term ‘messy football’ comes to mind as both sides looked like they wanted to play with the ball in the air more than on the floor, something Styal wanted to change with the football talents of Garvy and Macha in the middle of the park.

 

First blood went to Styal, a long ball over the top which the Pilkington defender misjudged in the gale force wind, Chris Mcormack ran on to the end of it and ooly slotted the ball passed the keeper. 1- 0.

 

From this point onwards Styal looked stable, not many chances being created, but not receiving too much threat from Pilks forwards as the back line of Smith, Ari, Capsey, & Pownall stood firm.

 

Half time

 

After an encouraging team talk from player manager Cowley at half time Styal came out looking to seal the win. The gale force wind was into Styal faces and a few early long balls from Pilks lead to a few last ditch clearances, but Styal looked in control. Another chance fell begging as McCormak slipped through again only to be denied by a fine save from the Pilks keeper.

 All was looking good for Styal who looked more threatening, then newly signed Macha got through, surely the second, WHAT A TACKLE! The outstretched size 11 boot of the Pilks defender poked away for a corner, another chance gone begging.

 

80 mins on the clock, and Pilks grabbed the equalizer. An easy lay of from the forward man placed it backed to Pilks unmarked midfielder who half volleyed into the bottom corner. A draw looked the more likely outcome now.

 

Injury time approached, then Pilks were awarded a very soft free kick 25 yards from goal. The striker placed the ball down, Cowley set up a decent wall; surely not! In came the free kick and the ball finds its way through the wall and into the bottom of the net.

 

Full time Pilkington 1 Styal 2

Another blow to Styal’s start to the season, but a much more encouraging performance from a team who are starting to gel. A draw would have been a fair reflection of the game but it wasn’t to be.Styal need to get their heads up as Middlewich now await them in the league cup on Saturday. 2.30pmkick off at Styal’s Altrincham Road ground

Also:

Thurs 27th Middlewich Town Res 2 Styal Res 3; Tues 25th Styal 0 Trafford Res 2


Sat 22nd August - Golborne Sports 2 Styal 4; Pilkington Res 3 Styal Res 3
Aug 23, 2009, 8:54 am

Reports to follow when received!!


Thursday 20th Aug, Styal Res 8 Denton Town Res 1, Tuesday 18th Styal 1 Woodley 3
Aug 22, 2009, 7:15 am

Reports to follow when received


Sat 16th Aug, Linotype/CHN 2 Styal 1; Rylands/Crosfields Res 3 Styal Res1
Aug 16, 2009, 9:41 am

Report to follow on 1st team game

Rylands/Crosfields Res 3 Styal Res 1

The effect of holidays and injuries were very apparent in Styal's line up, with new faces introduced and old ones brought back. Styal started well looking comfortable at the back and midfield with Costain and Davies looking a threat upfront.

However, misfortune struck with only 10 minutes gone when Osborne caught a high ball in the Styal goal and clashed heads with the Rylands centre forward. After a lengthy delay the Styal keeper ended up on his way to hospital with a suspected broken nose and the Rylands forward returned well bandaged. Tottey took the keepers gloves and Davies slotted into midfield as Styal’s lone sub, veteran Takiar was introduced upfront. Mark Collins tenacious work in the middle of the park helped Styal continue where they had left off, both Collins and Costain had efforts on goal as Styal became more adventurous as the half developed. Rylands came back towards the end of the half and mounted a series of attacks and scored a crucial goal just before the break to take a 1-0 lead.

Styal again started the second half well Taylor, Stanneylands and Rodgers bossed the Rylands forwards and Matt Statham made progress from left back always seeking to get into the final third. As the half went on Rylands moved the ball better in midfield and started creating space for their forwards to run into. McCready who had a good game took a knock and limped off leaving Styal with 10 men on the pitch and giving Rylands more space to exploit. Tottey made some heroic saves but was beaten twice by forwards bearing down on him after getting past the back line. To their credit Styal kept going and Costain got reward for his efforts upfront as he latched onto a through ball from Statham, rounded the keeper and slotted home.


Thursday 14th August Styal Res 2 Middlewich Town Res 2
Aug 14, 2009, 3:22 pm

Styal came from 2-1 down to take a share of the points last night.

Report to follow


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