NORTH WEST COUNTIES FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
Maldon (pen) 89
On a cold Wednesday evening, Nomads travelled to Ashville who were buoyant after winning their last game 3-1 away at New Mills.
There was one change for Nomads with Sam Deering replacing the injured Lee Knight. Nomads themselves were feeling confident after dispatching Rocester 4-0 at home and it was the away side who started the game the much better side.
Looking organised at the back and confident in possession Nomads adapted to the conditions well and were creating some good chances up front.
On the 33rd minute Rueben Dass opened the scoring after a lovely through ball by Sam Deering . The front two of Deering and Dass were causing problems for Ashville. After 41 minutes Sam Deering scored a wonder strike to double the lead and Cheadle went into the break 2-0 up and possibly could have scored a couple more .
HT: Ashville 0 NOMADS 2
Second half Ashville were always going to come out strong but Cheadle managed to keep their lead and created a couple of half changes until the 60th minute when Sam Hughes scored a nice goal for the home side to make it 2-1.
Shortly after it became 2-2 through a Madden goal as Cheadle completely lost control of a game that had previously seemed so comfortable. The inevitable happened when a third went in through Williams as Nomads had lost the swagger and confidence they had in the first half.
A further blow happened when Ibrahim gave away a needless penalty that was taken cooly to make it 4-2. Although Nomads hit the post through Dass they struggled to find a way back into the game despite the introduction of substitutes like Blake and Sidibeh.
This very much was a game of two halves. The first-half showing was excellent yet they couldn’t continue this in the second half.
FT: Ashville 4 NOMADS 2
Ashville: Dixon, Sunners, Hartley, Farrall, Dwyer, Croft, Greeniop, Maldon, Madden, Hughes, Davies
Subs: Reynolds, White, Williams, Jones, Haynes
NOMADS: Piper, Kesete, Shipton, Osigwe, Ibrahim, Cunningham, Shenton, Graham, Deering, Byrnes, Dass
Subs: Taylor, Blake, Whalley, Byers Wilkes, Sidibeh
MAN OF THE MATCH
His hold up play and movement caused havoc throughout the first half and scored a cracking goal.