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Bradford District Cup

Paradise Farm V Thackley Sports 17-10-04


A.Midgley,Chell,Clarke,Dunn.Subs Rhodes,Boocock


With the Sports now beginning to start and get some of the injured players back over the next few weeks, it was essential that the 11 on the field upped their game after the last two dismal performances. Mark Nurthern & Lee Holtom both returned, at the expense of a very unfortunate Jason Rhodes, while in the middle of the park Daz Castell replaced the injured Lewis Dyson.


With the game being a must win, due to Stevos family links to Paradise Farm, the Sports started off well, and dominated the early period, we were passing it well and defending excellently, unlike the previous weeks. As the game wore on the chances began to come Paul Clarke having a thunderous shot saved by the Farms keeper, as well as many others. So it was inevitable that the goal was coming and a strike from Daz Castel from the edge of the box, saw Daniel Wilde stick out a leg and deflect into the farm net. 1-0


Then enter Mr Clarke, with one of his ball busters, he fired one in with a tremendous strike from just inside the area to make it 2-0. H/T


The Sports started the second half like we ended the first using the width of the pitch to our advantage, while defending superbly, but farm decided that enough was enough and started to improve, a an uncleared attack fell to one of them, and he smacked a shot past the diving Stevo, who just failed to get enough on it to deflect it round the post. 2-1


It was the only thing that Stevo had had to do all game and it was the last thing he did since it, although with the score that could go anyway, the Sports dominance never looked like being halted, and with battling qualities we saw the game out to the end.


A great team performance all round, the best defensive one for a while, Paul Chell was his usual busy self, and  Daz Castel carried out his instructions to the letter,with him and Andy Midgley controlling the midfield, but the MOM had to go to a defender and Lee Holtom gets it this week, just ahead of Mark Nurthen , particularly for his first half performance.


MOM: Lee Holtom.

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