Royal Mail Deliver Third Defeat
West End slipped to a disappointing third defeat in a row against Royal Mail Sports. An impressive Royal Mail side set out their stall early passing the ball comfortably and giving West End the run-around. Inevitably the visitors took the lead and looked comfortable until about half-way through the second half when West End suddenly shifted up a gear and began searching for an equaliser. Continue Reading
West End Fail to Find Solace Against Monks
Technically an away trip but still played on the West Common; AFC took on the daunting prospect of Monks Road Working Men’s Club. Monks Road were strong throughout their side and took control of the game early on with a powerful finish from the edge of the box. Monks Road added two more goals to make the game comfortable whilst West End rarely threatened and deserved nothing more than what they got from the game. The one plus point was goalkeeper Adam Bierton’s performance keeping the margin down.
Line-up (4-4-2): Adam Bierton; Matty Evans, Shaun Hepple, Mike Smith, Chris Denman (Liam Collinwood); Matt Sibson (Ben Gane), Joe Harper, Andy Kirk (James Dewhurst), Chris Dewey; Mike Northern, Sam McDonnell
Man of the Match: Adam Bierton; Kept the score-line respectable with some great saves.
Dick of the Day: Matty Evans; Shorts on back to front, schoolboy error.
West End Raided
After West End’s dream start to the season they were brought down to earth by Rose & Crown Raiders in their first competitive home game. West End had trouble going forward, but they also failed to pick up Rose & Crown’s attackers. Shaun Hepple made his first appearance of the season as a half time substitute which gave West End a better shape but they were always second best, eventually going down 3-0. The closest they came to a goal was Chris Dewey rounding the keeper then placing his effort wide of an empty net.
Line-up (4-4-2): Adam Bierton; Matty Evans, Mike Smith, Chris Denman, Liam Collinwood (Shaun Hepple); Ben Gane, Andy Kirk, Joe Harper, Chris Dewey; Mike Northern, Sam McDonnell
Man of the Match: Chris Dewey; West End’s most likely threat.
Dick of the Day: Chris Dewey; Great effort to round the keeper, but the finish, oh dear.
West End Begin League in Fine Style
On a sweltering hot September day AFC West End went into their first competitive game, with no idea of the standard of football awaiting them. However, from the first whistle West End were on top keen to make an early impression, Michael Northern went close before the deadlock was eventually broken. Andy Kirk latched onto a long ball and lobbed the keeper from around twenty yards. A great finish for West End’s first competitive goal. With their noses in front West End again pushed forward and another goal followed soon after, Chris Denman turning well in the box and finishing coolly after Dunston failed to clear a corner. Continue Reading