BLACON YOUTH 1 NOMADS 2
The Reserves continued their impressive unbeaten run with a superb 2-1 away win against a very strong Blacon Youth team.
Nomads made a perfect start, just two minutes gone when George Howarth beat his man and crossed for Emmanuel Ujahchuku to tap home at the front post.
The home side came back strong forcing a number of corners and drew level when Adam Stening powered a header into the back of the net.
The first half was played at an incredible pace with both sides creating half chances and both keepers making good saves.
Nomads started to control the game better in the second half and took the lead in bizarre circumstances. After hearing a whistle from the side the Blacon keeper put the ball down for a free kick, quick thinking from Sam Lynch who took the ball and curled it into the back of the net. A great moment for Lynch, playing his first game after seven months out with an injury.
The game then entered a hectic final period with the referee adding 9 extra minutes. Despite the time and pressure from the home side Nomads stood firm and took all 3 points back to Cheadle.
Assistant Manager Jon Hudson gave his thoughts after the game:
“We knew today was going to be a tough game, physically and mentally and that proved to be the case. We had to dig deep at times without the ball but the attitude and the effort of everyone today was outstanding.
This is a talented group of players who are getting better each week, they work hard in training, work hard for each other on the pitch and there is a great atmosphere in the changing room at the moment.
We have another huge game next week with the league leaders at home and everyone is looking forward to that”.