CHEADLE HEATH NOMADS 5, VAUXHALL MOTORS 2.
Vauxhalls went down to their first reverse of the season on Saturday but the scoreline barely tells the story, as the Motormen missed a host of chances to have more than make a game of it.
But it didn’t start well, conceding a goal inside the very first minute and after 10 mins it had become 2-0 to the pacey home side. Motors rallied well but then started to fire blanks before the home side made it 3-0 after just 26 minutes play. Striker Ben Greenop then pulled a goal back for the visitors almost from the restart but it didn’t signal a comeback. Indeed Cheadle regained their three-goal cushion via a penalty just five minutes later to lead 4-1 at the break.
In the second half, more Motors chances went begging before defender Tom Quinn reduced the deficit once more, but Motors, missing a number of key players (Brandon, Cooper, Dures, Holmes & Murray), simply couldn’t muster a late charge and whilst pushing forward, conceded a fifth just deep into injury time, to give Nomads a very flattering victory.
Vauxhall line-up: Lavelle, Mason, Schumacker, Scarisbrick, Mitchell, Quinn, Maldon, Cross, Greenop, Kiwanda, Edwards. Subs: Drummond, Exell, Hamm, Hunt.