We were hoping for an entertaining game in today’s bank holiday match and we definitely got one. Nomads took the points with a 3-2 victory but it was definitely about taking chances and could have been a much different story had the visitors made the most of their early dominance
The game started with Cheadle Town playing the majority of the game in the Nomads half and the home team working hard to keep the scores level as the visitors ramped up the pressure. Keeper Alex Fowell once again in superb form and credit to some last ditch defending and good goalkeeping for keeping the game goalless
Nomads however began to grow into the game and began to make chances of their own and it was to be the home team that opened the scoring, and what a goal it was.
Nomads Kyle Foley took the ball in the box with his back to goal, his turn left both centre backs still facing forwards as he ran in behind and smashed his shot past the keeper to put Nomads 1 up.
It wasn’t long before the score was doubled when Charlie Mulgrew’s we’ll delivered corner was powerfully headed home by Danny McLaughlin.
Town tried to get back into the game but the half finished 2-0 to Nomads and the visitors ruing their early misses.
The second half was barely underway when McLaughlin put Nomads 3 up with another good header at the back post.
It didn’t last long however as the visitors soon got one back to reduce the difference to just the two goals. Substitute Andrew Lunt scoring with a free kick which went over everyone and straight into the net. Both teams tried to impose themselves and the game went a little scrappy as the players tired. The visitors would however get another goal back as an Adam Jones strike from the edge of the box took a slight deflection on its way into the Nomads net.
There was to be no more scoring and the Nomads held on to make it a good 6 points over the bank holiday weekend and make it now 5 games unbeaten for Jake Davies’ men. Next game in the NWCFL is away at Eccleshall on Saturday 4th September where we will look to continue this good run.