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SAT 24th January. Styal 3 Traford Res 2, Sale Amateurs 0 Styal 'A' 1, Styal Reserves off waterlogged
Jan 25, 2009, 7:38 pm
Styal 3 Trafford Res 2
“Styal MARCHbank On”

It was another inspired piece of individual skill and composure from Danny Gregory that decided the game, but it was the hard work and team spirit of the 10 men on the pitch that won the game -with a little bit of help from the Styal faithful whose unwavering support and encouragement pushed the players to the final whistle.

For the first time in his short reign, Andy Cowell started the day with a strong squad of 15 players, packed with quality and experience, 10 minutes into the game and he found himself without a substitute left to use, scratching his head and wondering who he had upset “upstairs” -only to be made worse a few minutes later when he saw his skipper, Andy Pownall, dismissed for reacting to petulant kick from the Trafford number 8; unfortunately the assistant referee only saw the actions of the Styal centre half and therefore it was only he who faced the inevitable red card.

Tim Bailey, declared himself unfit during the warm up and the whereabouts of new signing Joe Ingham is still a mystery, Cowell refusing to comment on the matter in the post match interview.  James Moore only lasted 5 minutes, he touched the ball twice and on both occasions was on the receiving end of a reckless challenge, the second of which was enough to aggravate the knee injury that kept him out of last weeks encounter.  Moore's departure saw the introduction of Paul Marchbank, coming on as a sub for the second time in two weeks, this time a little bit earlier than both he and Cowell had planned, both unaware of the key role Marchbank would play in winning the tie.  The loss of Moore robbed Cowell of his left sided outlet and upset the balance of the team, once again forcing him to switch to a more traditional 4-4-2. 

In despite of the re-shuffle, for the 5th game in a row Styal took an early lead.  Right back, come make shift winger, Dave Swindells received the ball from the industrious Boardman and whipped in an early cross, wrong footing everyone except the one man you don't want to leave unmarked in the penalty box at the moment, Gregory, who took one touch and to control and volleyed sweetly in to the corner of the visitors net to claim his ninth goal in 5 games.

Trafford weren't knocked out of their stride by the early strike and continued to keep the Styal back four busy, Capel looked comfortable at right back putting a stop to any inroads the away side tried to make down the left flank and picking up a booking for his troubles, whilst Pownall and Kemp managed to keep Duncan Warrender on a short leash - the stocky striker trying to prove a point against his former club.   It appeared that Trafford's luck was about to change when one half of Styal's engine room, Andy Simpson, limped out of the game, unable to shake off the ankle injury picked up last week.  Simmo made way for another debutant Anthony Coates, who slotted in at left back pushing Marchy in to the centre of midfield along side Mark Tueart.  The eventful opening 20 minutes was completed with the premature departure of Pownall, who was clearly upset about the punishment Moore received in the first few minutes and perhaps letting a bit of bad blood spill over from the last encounter between the two sides.  An out of character reaction will see him miss as many as 5 games -an absence that will be sorely missed.

The dismissal meant that Boardman was forced to drop back into the role that he thought he had left behind with the departure of Morrison, clearly enjoying his new lease of life under Cowell as Gregory's bodyguard contributing 2 of the 12 goals that this new partnership has delivered he plugged the gap in the back four without complaint winning everything that was to his advantage and winning most of the balls that weren't in his favour.

The attack minded approach that the home fans have been able to enjoy over the last few weeks was put on hold and holding out until half time became Styal's main objective.  Despite the numerical disadvantage the best chances still fell to Styal both of them landed at the feet of Thornton, one courtesy of Boardman and one courtesy of the Trafford skipper who was dispossessed in his own half.  Sadly, Thornton was unable to display the finishing talent of his young team mate Gregory -taking the ball round the keeper but unfortunately the angle was too tight and the ball was cleared off the line.

A two goal cushion would probably have been enough to see Styal through the second half, and the price of Thornton's miss became apparent when Styal were pinned back in the opening few minutes of the second half.  Capel, hindered by the yellow card he was carrying, was beaten for the last time by the introduction of fresh legs and the subsequent cross was tucked away by the Trafford 8, who it looked like would have the last laugh following his run-in with Pownall.

Having been pinned back so early on, a draw in the circumstances would have been an excellent result for Styal - at this stage the continuation of the unbeaten run was at the forefront of Cowell's mind -a 4th win in as many games would simply be a bonus.  When Warrender was beautifully dispossessed by Kemp -who recent displays make it easy to forget this was only his 5th appearance in the first XI -and then found Gregory who was allowed to release Thornton 25 yards out, Cowell must have thought his ship had come in.  Staying on his feet and riding the clumsy challenge of the Trafford centre half, Thornton's attempt to lift the ball over the oncoming keeper was blocked to the dismay of the home crowd, their frustration was short lived when he slotted the ball home at the second time of asking.

The arduous conditions only added to Trafford's one man advantage and the remaining third was going to be long and hard for the Champions if they were to maintain their winning run.  To their credit, Styal worked tirelessly, no more so than the midfield pair of Tueart and Marchbank.  The former in the holding role just in front of the back four breaking down numerous Trafford attacks and throwing his body in the way of anything whilst the latter won every header that came his way running box to box for the entire time he was on the pitch.  When the Trafford equaliser came it felt like the wind had been knocked out of Styal's sail, whilst Styal were waiting for the referee to re-start the game the whistle never came, Trafford took the corner and the unmarked number 8 was able to put his stamp on the game for the 3rd time, to the dismay of the hosts all protests were waved away and the goal stood.

From Styal's point of view a third goal and a victory seemed too far out of reach, holding on to the point and not letting the game slip away became the priority, however no one told Danny Gregory that, receiving the ball inside the Trafford half, running at goal was the only thought on his mind despite the pressure being put on him by 3 defenders.  It looked as if the 3 of them had done enough to bustle Gregory off the ball and just as it looked as if he had been pushed too far wide, Gregory cut back inside sending all 3 defenders the wrong way, ignoring the screams of Thornton to lay the ball off -thankfully -he curled the ball round the despairing hands of the Trafford keeper.

There was enough left in the Styal tank to hold on for the final 7 or 8 minutes.  Swindells and Capel managed to keep the Trafford winger at bay, and on the occasion that they were beat , Anthony Coates was willing to put his head in the way to stop the lead slipping for a 3rd time.  Kemp and Boardman seemed to fit together like together like a hand and a glove (apologies to Alex Kemp for the horrible thought of being a glove to Boardman's hand) and the majority of the time seemed fairly comfortable, keeper Harrison was left with little to do for the majority of the game dealing with shots from outside the box with apparent ease.

Tueart once again proving his worth through sheer hard work and just being edged to man of the match by Marchbank who covered nearly every inch of the pitch after he came on, proving that if he can stay fit he's an asset to any team who commented after the game -“I feel I can contribute more to this team than just a good warm up” -he dedicated his bottle of champagne to his physio, and now close personal friend “Webby”. 

Not forgetting Gregory, in which Cowell has found a young player that can win him matches, who took his tally to 10 goals in 5 games, highlighting that he can play as a lone striker as well as working off a target man, his strike partner The Dazzler was full of nothing but praise “He [Gregory] made me proud today, I was a bit worried when I had to leave him to fend for himself -but it proved that he's been watching me and learning.”  Cowell just has to make sure that he can keep the interest of big clubs at arms length whilst the transfer window is still open.

Unfortunately Styal remain in 8th spot, the importance of the 3 points becoming more apparent in the light of that fact that both Crossfields and Curzon won, however with games in hand and still yet to play the teams that sit above them Styal could still sneak back up to 3rd.  Cowell feels that games against Pilkington's, Garswood and Curzon are all winnable he just needs to ensure that his squad can overcome the recent injury setbacks before Saturday.
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Sale Amateurs 0 Styal 'A' 1
All played their part from keeper through to centre forward against a team that had mauled Atlantic 6-1 the previous week. Defensively captain Moore assisted by his central partner Teale communicated well with the full backs and gave the rest of the team a solid base. Styal created the better first half chances and Sale's threat came from free kicks and corners which were especially well delivered. Kenny headed off the line early on but apart from that Styal used their height to win dangerous crosses. West, upfront had little service in the first half but he always had the beating of Sale's defenders in the challenges. The best chance of the half fell to West after he had combined on the halfway line with Collins but he dragged his shot wide as he bore down on sale's excellent keeper. Styal also delivered good balls into Sale's box and on the stroke of half time a Kenny free kick was met at the far post by the head of Will Allman to take a 1-0 lead into the break.
The second half saw Styal tighten up the middle of the park playing Kenny, Collins and Burns close together and bringing on Gardner who gave them a outlet on the left side and caused Sale problems. On the right side Livingstone's pace created another chance for West which the Sale centre half blocked with a last gasp lunge at the ball when Styal's second looked to be coming. The last 10 minutes saw Sale throw everything at Styal but somehow Styal always managed to get a last ditch tackle in. This gives Styal a good foundation for the next vital game.
 

Sat 17th Jan 2009 Styal beat Gamesley 4-1, Reserves and 'A' team both lose
Jan 17, 2009, 8:31 pm
Styal 4 Gamesley 1
“The Fours is strong with Gregory but Harrison takes the Biscuit”     

 

Despite Danny Gregory scoring all four goals and taking his total to 7 in 3 games, it is keeper Rick Harrison who must take the majority of the credit for securing the 3 points against a very attack minded Gamesley.  Not only does it make it 3 wins on the bounce for rookie manager Andrew Cowell, which was vital for the champions to continue on the right track, but on a personal note it gives reassurance to chairman Barry Green that he made the right decision when he presented Cowell with the belated Christmas gift of offering him the job on permanent basis, laying down a rather lucrative 2 year deal similar to the one that Joe Kinnear is currently considering at Newcastle.

Harrison came to the rescue on no less than 8 occasions during Saturday's end to end encounter, the pick of the bunch being his save in the first half when the Gamesley debutant volleyed from the edge of the 6 yard box and was already celebrating as the ball left his boot like a scud missile only to be left bewildered wondering how on earth the Styal Stopper reacted with fighter pilot reflexes to push the ball to safety.  With no one thinking that could be topped this season let alone in the same game, a double save at 1 -1 in the second half was probably enough to inspire the 10 out field players to go on and win the game and in the end win it convincingly.

Changes were forced on Cowell when an injury to James Moore in the warm up meant that Joe Ingham, a new signing in the January Window from New Mills, made his debut in the unfamiliar left wing back, trying to slot into the 3-5-2 formation that Cowell has made his trademark in his short residency as “Gaffer”, the rest of the side remained unchanged and it was no surprise when the inform Gregory latched on to a measured Thornton through ball and calmly made it one nil.  Despite their early lead Styal appeared to be at sorts for the majority of the half and it was only a matter of time before Gamesley equalised after spending a considerable amount of time camped in the Styal half (so much so that Alan Jones has sent an invoice to the visitors secretary -in the current climate there's no harm in trying).  An acrobatic over head kick was enough to beat Harrison, and it proved to be the only way he was going to be beat.  Styal's failure to clear their lines, led to the ball being headed back into the box where it was dispatched off in some style. 

Perhaps it was the pressure of having the job permanently or perhaps it was because he could see something wasn't right but Cowell switched to the traditional 4-4-2 sending Capel to right back, Swinner to left back, Ingham to the right and took Thornton out of the “hole” and onto the left flank, it almost proved inspirational when Thornton gifted the surprisingly mobile Boardman with an opportunity to make it 2 -1 before half time only to be denied by a fine save.

The first half, thankfully for the home side, arrived with the teams level, and it was a good kicking they deserved and a good kicking that they got at half time, Andrew Simpson more so than anyone else, failing to make the impact he had done on his debut, his dad took him to one side and gave him a “bloody good talking to”.  Joe Ingham unfairly got the short end of the straw and was replaced by another debutant, the experienced and talented Paul Garvey, who, whilst making his recovery from injury has come to Styal to get his match fitness back, the Styal faithful liked what they saw and only hope he sticks around for as long as possible.  Even catching the eye of City legend Dennis Tueart - who was wondering whether he should bother sticking around for the second half after watching the first '45.

Garvey slotted along side his good pal Simmo in the centre of the park pushing the hard working Mark Tueart out to the right hand side in attempt to stem the flow of the Gamesley attack, which would eventually prove to be a vital part of winning the game.  The heavy pitch took its toll on some more than others and Dave Swinndels made way for the fans favourite Paul Marchbank, making his first appearance for the 1st team since he fractured his fringe in 2006.  As the half progressed it looked more and more likely that the goal would come and eventually it did, following some out of character hard work from the Dazzler, the ball broke to Thornton who was able to square it to Gregory and despite there being 3 defenders between him and the goal he slotted it home with composure beyond his years.  With still a quarter of an hour to go the points weren't totally secure and Harrison once again proved that size is everything, snuffing out every Gamesley opportunity. 

A feeling of relaxation finally came over Alrincham Road when Danny Gregory completed his hat-trick from the spot courtesy of his mentor the Dazzler, who was chopped down in the box after a delightful point and drop of the shoulder that lured the defender into a desperate challenge, the 2 goal gap put the home side at ease and played the final 10 minutes in the way Champions should play, Pownall and Kemp looked much more at ease whilst Capel flung himself into anything that moved, Simmo did enough to keep his Dad happy and Mark Tueart never stopped throughout the 90 minutes, he even had enough energy to be found charging in to the box screaming for the ball from the evergreen Thornton in time added on, thankfully as Thornton was fast approaching the by-line and clearly running out of ideas what to do with the ball he was mercifully brought down by a clumsy challenge.  The ref pointed to the spot, Garvey sorted out Thornton's cramp (for the 5th time) and Gregory completed the route.
With the points in the bag and a few sore legs in the changing room the smile was back on the gaffer's face, his half time hair dryer treatment had done the trick and hopefully the new year hang over is out of the system with Trafford FC on the horizon.  The win put Styal up to 8th and with games in hand they can be confidently pushing for 4th spot, retaining the title might just be a bridge to far but a good cup run could still bring home some silverware, and with everything that the club has faced this season what a story that would be…..

Greenhalls Padgate SO Res 3 Styal Res 2

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Styal ‘A' 1 Old York 5

Styal featured a number of promising new faces against Old York who are always resilient opponents. Styal started well scoring through an opportunist strike from in form Matt West and had a further goal from Adrian Tottey disallowed although the ball had clearly crossed the line. This was a key point in the game as was Styal's loss of Robert's who suffered a first half injury. Styal's defensive line as unpicked twice by Old York before half-time and Styal went into the break looking for ways to get back into the game. Early on in the second half a misunderstanding let Old York bag a third but to their credit Styal did not give up and Styal had only to look at themselves. After doing the hard work creating good chances Paul Moore put the ball over from point blank range and a corner only needed a touch to be converted into a Styal goal to open the game up. Old York scored 2 late goals that the distorted the scoreline. Styal have more positives than negatives to take out of this. The new players are all competitive and once forged into a unit will be hard to beat.


Sat 10th Jan all games postponed due to frost
Jan 11, 2009, 5:41 pm
Credit to the 30+ who trained on Saturday. A good turnout appreciated by all the managers.

Sat 3rd Jan, 1st team game off FROST, 'A' team lose 3-2 at Atlantic
Jan 3, 2009, 9:21 pm
Training is every Wednesday night 8pm till 9pm at Blessed Thomas Holford College, Altrincham  Click on the link for the location.
Styal FC are looking for 4 or 5 new players to strengthen their teams. Please can anyone interested contact Dave Oates 07957 596127 or Pete Cockitt 07876 350511
 
Atlantic 3 Styal 'A' 2
Despite the hard pitch the game went ahead and Styal made it an uphill battle conceding 2 goals in the first 5 minutes, each time failing to deal with a ball over the top from Atlantic's right side. Although they settled down the defence continued to look fragile as they adjusted to the 3 at the back system.
However Styal also started to threaten at the other end of the pitch and the best football of the game saw Gardner cross from the right for West to hit an overhead kick from the edge of the box into the roof of the Atlantic net, their keeper having no chance. But, no sooner had Styal got into the game when poor marking at the far post left an Atlantic midfielder with time to place the ball past Styal's keeper Osborne unmarked, 5 yards out.
The midfield was a hard fought area and the competitiveness of Filson riled his Atlantic marker who received a red card for his aggressive reaction. Gardner also threatened and the Atlantic keeper tipped a fine long range shot over. Half time Atlantic 3 Styal 'A' 1
Styal introduced Giblin at half time to give the midfield some defense mindedness and Atlantic rarely threatened in the second half. Styal played well against the 10 men and 15 minutes into the half Gardner and West combined; Gardner hitting a bullet of a shot into the top corner to make it 3-2.
Styal looked capable of winning it at this stage but a combination of shots off target and 2 very dubious offside decisions with West and then Gardner through with only the keeper to beat allowed Atlantic to hang on for the points.
 

Sat 27th Dec Styal beat Stalybridge 4-1, reserves game postponed
Dec 29, 2008, 10:39 am
A classy performance by Styal sees them overcome a strong Stalybridge Celtic outfit.
 
Despite the protest from the visiting manager the decision was made at the last minute for Saturday's game to go ahead; hats off to head grounds man/stand in secretary/kit man/trainer Dave Oates for all his hard work prior to the game for enabling this to happen as it was the new look Styal 1st XI who made the most of the tricky conditions and sent the visitors back to Staley Vegas with their tales between their legs.

Caretaker manager Andy Cowell masterminded the 4-1 victory over a team that Styal have never got the better of in any of their previous encounters, perhaps demonstrating that he is the man for the job permanently and not just a stop gap. More importantly, for the Styal faithful (who were out in their droves on Saturday) does this prove that the good ship Styal has weathered the worse of the storm and is moving into calmer and more prosperous waters?

In front of a capacity crowd it was the visitors who got off to the brighter start adapting to the tricky conditions, piling on the pressure and testing the resolve of the home side's back three. Kemp, skipper Pownall and Styal old boy Andy Jones (visiting from Zurich) were all made to prove their worth early on, backed up by the portly Harrison in nets who was also called on early in the game to make two smart stops, clearly not effected by his indulgence on Christmas day.

A quick word with from the skipper and Styal soon started to hit their groove, with Moore and Swindells making in roads down the flanks and the hard work of Styal engine room Tuey and new signing "Simmo" allowing the evergreen Thornton to get forward and support the front two of Gregory and the Chris Suttonesque Steve Boardman.

It was an exquisite piece of individual skill from Gregory that broke the deadlock, a delightful ball from Moore was brought down inside the 18 yard box, a smart turn gave him an inch of space and he calmly slid the ball past the outstretched keeper. With confidence growing throughout the home side it was Stalybridge who were thankful of the half time whistle, missed opportunities from the in form Gregory and Thornton could have had the game wrapped up.

Instead the fragile 1 - 0 lead was cancelled out shortly after the interval, before Cowell could take his seat in the dugout and whilst the crowds were still taking their final sips of hot tea, Stayleybridge converted an early corner. Once again all it took was a quick word from the skipper and Styal were back in front, it was only the post that stopped Gregory getting his 4th in as many games following more sublime skill. Thankfully the fox in the box Boardman was on hand to slot the ball into an empty net. To the delight of the crowd, still brimming with festive spirit, it was soon 3 and the points surely looked safe as man of the match Gregory finished from a tight angle. Just as Styal looked to be in cruise control a slip from Andy Jones led to a penalty that would have made the final 15 minutes incredibly tense if it wasn't for the heroics of rotund keeper Harrison who had shaken off a very serious injury earlier in the game to make the important save. The performance was capped off by a James Moore Christmas cracker who ran the ball from within his own half, played a one two with Gregory and beat the keeper at the near post, making up for his earlier miss after Thornton had displayed some slinky wing play and gifted him with an open goal only to put it over the bar.

Following back to back defeat at the hands of Woodley it was important that Styal got back to winning ways as soon as possible, with victory over Crossfields, and now Staleybridge, Styal are back on the right track and with Knutsford lying in wait on Saturday, now is a good time to be putting a cup run together. With the squad getting stronger each week confidence is high and Styal are looking forward to kicking off 2009.

Caretaker manager Andy Cowell masterminded the 4-1 victory over a team that Styal have never got the better of in any of their previous encounters, perhaps demonstrating that he is the man for the job permanently and not just a stop gap. More importantly, for the Styal faithful (who were out in their droves on Saturday) does this prove that the good ship Styal has weathered the worse of the storm and is moving into calmer and more prosperous waters?

In front of a capacity crowd it was the visitors who got off to the brighter start adapting to the tricky conditions, piling on the pressure and testing the resolve of the home side's back three. Kemp, skipper Pownall and Styal old boy Andy Jones (visiting from Zurich) were all made to prove their worth early on, backed up by the portly Harrison in nets who was also called on early in the game to make two smart stops, clearly not effected by his indulgence on Christmas day.

A quick word with from the skipper and Styal soon started to hit their groove, with Moore and Swindells making in roads down the flanks and the hard work of Styal engine room Tuey and new signing "Simmo" allowing the evergreen Thornton to get forward and support the front two of Gregory and the Chris Suttonesque Steve Boardman.

It was an exquisite piece of individual skill from Gregory that broke the deadlock, a delightful ball from Moore was brought down inside the 18 yard box, a smart turn gave him an inch of space and he calmly slid the ball past the outstretched keeper. With confidence growing throughout the home side it was Stalybridge who were thankful of the half time whistle, missed opportunities from the in form Gregory and Thornton could have had the game wrapped up.

Instead the fragile 1 - 0 lead was cancelled out shortly after the interval, before Cowell could take his seat in the dugout and whilst the crowds were still taking their final sips of hot tea, Stayleybridge converted an early corner. Once again all it took was a quick word from the skipper and Styal were back in front, it was only the post that stopped Gregory getting his 4th in as many games following more sublime skill. Thankfully the fox in the box Boardman was on hand to slot the ball into an empty net. To the delight of the crowd, still brimming with festive spirit, it was soon 3 and the points surely looked safe as man of the match Gregory finished from a tight angle. Just as Styal looked to be in cruise control a slip from Andy Jones led to a penalty that would have made the final 15 minutes incredibly tense if it wasn't for the heroics of rotund keeper Harrison who had shaken off a very serious injury earlier in the game to make the important save. The performance was capped off by a James Moore Christmas cracker who ran the ball from within his own half, played a one two with Gregory and beat the keeper at the near post, making up for his earlier miss after Thornton had displayed some slinky wing play and gifted him with an open goal only to put it over the bar.

Following back to back defeat at the hands of Woodley it was important that Styal got back to winning ways as soon as possible, with victory over Crossfields, and now Staleybridge, Styal are back on the right track and with Knutsford lying in wait on Saturday, now is a good time to be putting a cup run together. With the squad getting stronger each week confidence is high and Styal are looking forward to kicking off 2009.


Sat 13th Dec and Sat 20th Dec WASHED OUT
Dec 13, 2008, 10:48 am
Merry Xmas
16/12/08 Styal FC are looking for 4 or 5 new players to strengthen their teams. Please can anyone interested contact Dave Oates 07957 596127 or Pete Cockitt 07876 350511
 
Next Home game Saturday 27th Dec at Styal
All games on saturday 13th Dec and 20th Dec were OFF waterlogged
 

Sat Dec 6th Styal 3 Rylands Crosfield 1, Styal res draw at Pilks
Dec 6, 2008, 9:51 pm
Styal 3 Rylands Crosfield 1
Styal started well and Boardman skinned 2 defenders crossing the ball for James Moore to crash a left footed shot home within 5 minutes.
As the game developped Rylands came into it more and slack Styal marking at a corner allowed the opponents a free header at the far post and an equaliser. Rylands also benefitted from a number of free kicks around Styal's box and came close again as a scrambled effort came back from the Styal crossbar. At the other end Thornton got past the last defender and beat the keeper but unfortunately the ball went the wrong side of the post from Styal's view.
The second half saw Styal come out strongly again but this time they maintained their level throughout the half. The new midfield partnership of Tueart and Devine started to gain a better understanding and the work upfront by Gregory and Boardman was causing the Rylands defenders more trouble and giving Styal's midfielders opportunities to join up and run beyond them. At the other end Rylands threatened down their left side mainly however Harrison was in good for and made a couple of important saves. Capel and Pownall were also busy and made a number of timely interventions.
With 20 minutes to go Moore got in beyond the forward pair and drew a rash tackle from Ryland's full back. Gregory despatched the penalty and gave Styal a deserved 2-1 lead.
Then after a number of Styal passes Tueart tricked his way past 2 defenders only to be cynically brought down. The referee sent the Rylands player for an early bath and Styal capitalised on the free kick. The resulting scramble after it had been taken saw Tueart pull off a remarkable lob from 6 yards out against a keeper on his own goal line. The shot, straight out of the Tiger Woods manual, bamboozled the opposition keeper and drew rapturous  applause from a good sized crowd. Pictures from Saturday's game are on the website now and remain the copyright of Mr D Oates. Please ask for permission to use for any commercial purpose.
 
Pilkington Res 0 Styal Res 0
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Sat 29th Nov, Styal 1 Woodley 3; Reserves go down at Golborne
Dec 2, 2008, 5:02 pm

Styal 1 Woodley 3

Styal took an early lead from Danny Gregory and were denied a second when the referee decided the ball hadn't crossed the Woodley goalline,  which was hotly contested by Styal.

Woodley are flying high in the Cheshire League and 2 strikes before half time saw them take in a 2-1 lead. They went further head in the second half making it 3-1. Luck was not on Styal's side when a goal from a free kick was disallowed, the referee saying that it was indirect although it appeared to hit someone on its way through to the Woodley net. However this was an improved showing from Styal after the recent management upheaval and the signs are there that the standard of play is on the up and the results should follow. Meanwhile the Reserves had a disappointing day out going down 3-1 at Golborne.
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