Brocton's two game winning streak cam to a halt at the hands of Wythenshawe Amateurs
Saturday 28th August
North West Counties Football League First Division South
Brocton 1 Wythenshawe Amateurs 3
After two successive victories, Brocton were looking for another win to continue their climb up the table against high flying Wythenshawe Amateurs. Brocton gave a debut for Louis Luke in the centre of defence.
The visitors started on the front foot and took the lead in the 4th minute. Louis White flicked the ball into the path of Sam Adewusi who raced towards goal and slid the ball expertly past Josh Moreton. White was unlucky with a free-kick which flicked off the wall and out for a corner. White was a danger from set pieces and another free-kick on 16 minutes was inches wide. Brocton finally made some inroads into the Ammies defence in the 18th minute when a swift interchange of passes created an opening for Jake Thomas, whose shot was just over. The visitors continued to dominate, and Francesco Frangillo had a shot blocked on the line. Edward Brown was next to try his luck and his deflected shot was easily held by Moreton. In the 29th minute, a cross from Adam Weldon was cleared by an excellent defensive header from Luke Worth. The visitors doubled their lead in the 33rd minute. A shot on the turn from Gabriel Mooney-Munoz was deflected for a corner. The delivery from White was perfect and Joel Aikenhead powered a header past Moreton. Ammies continued to ask all the questions and Brown was unlucky to see his shot deflected for a corner after the visitors cut through the Brocton defence. From the corner, a bit of pinball in the Brocton box finished with Moreton stopping the ball on the line with Frangillo ready to pounce.
Half-Tim: Brocton 0 Wythenshawe Amateurs 2
Wythenshawe began the second half as they had finished the first, on the attack. Two minutes after the break Bradley Sullivan had a great chance to make it three but Moreton made a point blank save. From the resulting corner from White, Brown was allowed a free-header and he made no mistake. Five minutes later, Brown was bundled over in the area which referee Andy Wood deemed to have been a fair challenge much to the surprise of the majority of the crowd. Saul Henderson almost made it four when his shot on the turn took a slight deflection which was enough for Brocton to clear their lines. Ryan Douglas managed to get the wrong side of the Ammies defence to force a decent save from Keeper Kyle Haslam. Just after the hour, Daniel Eyres wasted another good chance for the visitors, dragging his shot wide of the target. Jake Thomas was always willing to run at the Ammies defence and he set up Cameron Jackon who was wide of the mark. Jackson wasn’t to be denied and he scored his 3rd goal in two games in the 71st minute, tapping home a low cross from Douglas. Henderson forced a superb save from Moreton, tipping over a fierce drive. Aikenhead should have grabbed his second when he headed another superb White corner, over the bar. Aikenhead again headed over this time from a whipped cross from the impressive White. The final chance of the game fell to Sullivan whose shot was well blocked by Luke Haddaway. The visitors easily ran down the clock to cement a well-deserved 3 points.
Full-Time: Brocton 1 Wythenshawe Amateurs 3 Attendance:76
Brocton: Josh Moreton, Adam Weldon, Malaki Norford, Louis Lake (Todd Pryor 66), Luke Haddaway, Kenny Devoir, Brad Rolston (Cam Jackson 57), Jake Thomas, Dean Williams (Jack Weldon 58), Ben Haddaway, Ryan Douglas. Subs (Not Used): Ben Powell, Dan Evans
Wythenshawe Amateurs: Kyle Haslam, Chris Howard (Erion Bujupi 64), Richard Peters, Gabriel Mooney-Munoz, Joel Aikenhead, Luke Worth, Bradley Sullivan, Louis White, Francesco Frangillo, Sam Adewusi (Saul Henderson 54), Edward Brown (Daniel Eyres 54). Subs (Not Used): Artur Okonkwo, Sam Goodwin
Yellow cards: Thomas (Brocton), Mooney-Munoz, White (Wythenshawe Amateurs)