A terrific win at 1874 Northwich sees Reds go back to the top of the league. Defeats for Marine and Runcorn were much appreciated, although Runcorn were beaten at City of Liverpool where we now head to. This fixture was rearranged from 11 December.
City of Liverpool are 10th with 29 points from 20 games Reds are 1st with 53 points from 23 games
City of Liverpool at home 4-4-2 Reds away 8-2-1
Recent City of Liverpool results: 15 Jan City of Liverpool 2-0 Runcorn 18 Dec Ramsbottom 1-0 City of Liverpool 4 Dec Prescot 0-6 City of Liverpool 27 Nov City of Liverpool 0-0 Kendal 20 Nov Mossley 1-2 City of Liverpool 13 Nov Kidsgrove 2-1 City of Liverpool 9 Nov City of Liverpool 3-0 Market Drayton 6 Nov City of Liverpool 2-0 Leek Town
City of Liverpool overall since 1 Nov 5-1-2 Reds overall since 1 Nov 8-1-1
Suffering four postponements in December / January, City of Liverpool have been short on action, playing only two matches since 5 Dec. They have defeated Leek and Runcorn at home, which is good for us, but hopefully we can avoid defeat ourselves. City have scored 29 goals this season, but 6 were against lowly Prescot, leaving 23 from their other 19 matches.
It is a busy night for the top teams with rearranged fixtures: Colne v Rylands (3rd) Marine (2nd) v Mossley
A great result last night and Reds recent good run has certainly turned things round from being the chaser to now being chased at the top of the table. Focus now on keeping the great run going and all this without Scotty and Nico.
Post by bashstreetkid on Jan 19, 2022 10:17:47 GMT
Another great win. Reds are really on a role now and are clearly the most consistent team in the league. Looks like Marine are out of form and Warrington seems to be the team to watch. But this is football and anything can happen. Hope that Tinners and Brad are not too badly injured and match fit for Saturday. So well done Reds on your victory and same again on Saturday. COYR
Thought reds were poor 1st 20 mins and again started slowly, COL should have been 1 or 2 ahead before Dav produced a wonder goal from the edge of the box. Tinners going off ironically seemed to help as Casson came on and we looked more solid and in control, he was excellent all game as well. Similar to Saturday we were much more in control 2nd half and defended really well with our CB winning every header despite COL having an 8 foot striker up front. We also created more chances than them 2nd half and their keeper made a could of good saves and got lucky with one where Jerome could quite reach a high bouncing ball. Good to see us getting goals from set pieces, Brad Carroll (who also put a brilliant shift in) bundled home a Goose flick on for 2-0
Dav's goal really was class, left footed and JUST dipped enough last min to go under the cross bar.
Not much to add to Ash's comprehensive summary. Once Dav produced that bit of magic, Reds dominated 90% of the rest of the game with CoL unable to unlock an outstanding Reds back 5. I was apprehensive when I saw the size of home striker Quarless but he would have been better named Clueless as Goose totally had him in his pocket despite conceding about 7 inches in height.
Goose, Sam, Brad Carroll & Kyle Harrison were outstanding all night, Dav's quality was too much for CoL and it was great to see an excellent performance from Ceiran Casson who covered every blade of grass in his 70 minute stint.