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Goalless Home Start

VAUXHALL MOTORS   0,  FC OSWESTRY TOWN  0.

If the Motormen ran amok on Saturday on the opening day of the Hallmark Security League, this was a completely different kettle of fish!  Mick McGraa’s side began this contest on the front foot and just like Saturday, created a few openings early on without taking the initiative.

The youthful visitors then turned the tables on their hosts leading up to the interval, netting a decent header from the far post only to be judged offside, before home keeper John Lynch produced a great save with his legs to deny their inrushing wide man.

For most of the second half, it was a battle between Motors front line and the visitors defence, but full credit to the Shropshire side who remained steadfast in pursuit of a favourable result.  Indeed, they were well-organised, strong and effective and looked very much the part of a leading side in this division.

Just once in the final 45 minutes did Motors really threaten the visitors goal, only for Saturday’s two-goal hero Ben Holmes to screw his shot wide having rounded the keeper, albeit there were defenders on the line to protect the goal.

So a somewhat disappointing result even with a clean sheet for Motors but credit to FC Oswestry Town – they deserved a share of the spoils for their endeavours and will be a match for most sides in this league.

Vauxhall: Lynch, Scarisbrick, Mason, Dures, Mitchell, Quinn, Cross, Cooper, Greenop, Brandon, Holmes. Subs; Schumacker, Drummond, Hunt, Hamm, MacInnes.

Attendance:  118