Whaley Bridge 0 Middlewich Town 2
WHALEY’S failure to convert chances into goals cost them three points.
The first half was pretty even and Whaley’s best opportunity came on 22 minutes when George Burgess got on the end of a Matt Brown cross and his header was cleared off the goal line.
The second half was totally different as Whaley dominated for a long period and created no fewer than eight good opportunities. Colin Moss and Scott Dignan both headed over from close range.
Rob Newton got on the end of a Burgess through ball but drilled his shot into the side netting. Rob also spun his man in the penalty box but placed his shot over the bar from 12 yards’. The usually reliable Lee Morris was clean through on two occasions and missed the target on both occasions, Bill Sutton was put clean through twice his first touch let him down on the first occasion and he tried to chip the keeper on the second. Gregory, Burgess and Morrison all had shots from the edge of the area blocked.
Then came the sucker punch as one long ball from Middlewich caught Moss and Dignan square, Middlewich number nine Millington hit his shot early straight over Tattersall’s head into the top corner, one attack one goal. Whaley gambled looking for an equaliser and with too many Whaley players pushing forward Middlewich got their second goal as Whaley won a header in the six yard box but the ball was picked up by Middlewich’s O’Sullivan who blasted his shot into the roof of the net. Two chances two goals.