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Broughton Score First.

Sat. 25th Aug. 2018

V

Sir Tom Finney (a)  0 - 5  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
Sat. 22nd Sept. 2018

V

Canberra Corinthians  (h)  0 - 2   (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
Sat. 29th Sept. 2018

V

Southport Trinity  (a)  0 - 5   (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
Sat. 13th Oct. 2018

V

Eccleston & Heskin Res (h)  6 - 0  (ht.3-0)    
scorers :  L. Taylor 3, R. Micklethwaite, J. Yates, R. Alston
    The weather seemed to reflect the two directions our season could go after Saturday’s game. It was autumn and that means change. The results have been poor so far and we hadn’t yet scored a goal. So a change to this form would be a welcome relief. However, it was also the day of Storm Callum, bringing wild winds and wet weather and could in fact mean more misery for Murch and the Broughton first team if our poor form continued. However, the atmosphere in the dressing room beforehand seemed to suggest a change in our fortunes. Firstly, it was good to see the return of some familiar faces: in came Luke Taylor who seemed bright and shiny as he strolled up to the Myerscough dressing room. However, it might have just been the Firminoesque gnashers that gave off this impression. We also saw Adam Hayhurst return, who was in great spirits as, in his own words, he was “just glad to be out of the house”. We also saw Jamie return and coupled with a few faces from last year’s second team (Lewis, Imi, Will and Dan) suddenly the gloom of recent weeks seemed to vanish. Before the game, Murch set us up in a 4-1-4-1 formation to counteract the big forward of Walmer Bridge. A sensible and wise tactical decision if that was who were actually playing. However, when it was revealed to him that we were playing Eccleston, Murch, like all good tacticians, stuck by his guns and said he heard they also had a big powerful forward that we needed to starve of service (they didn’t). This and the forgotten keys meant a lottery ticket was decided pregame. The talk before the game was to start quickly. In previous games, we tended to look lethargic but with a strong bench, players could afford to work hard from the first minute as there were options available if we got tired. The warm up reflected this as we worked hard on getting the intensity high from the start. This was nearly wasted as a late and lethargic referee meant the kick off was delayed by half an hour. But, promisingly, we were still quick out of the blocks. And, two minutes in, a through ball from Alston found the superb run of Taylor who latched on to it, rounded the keeper and slotted it home. Our first goal of the season saw us go wild with Monksy shouting from the sidelines: “yay! We scored!” And a 35 year old man forgot his age and danced in the celebration in the style of Mané and Firmino. It was a welcome relief. And soon after it was two. A wonderful chipped ball over the defence by Micklethwaite fed Jamie who sped past the centre half and lashed the ball into the net. 2-0 after 7 minutes. It felt good. We then set about controlling the game. Eccleston tried to use the wind by pumping the ball over the top but the back four dealt with any high balls with ease and Will was never tested. Barnsey excelled in his sitting role and cut out any attempted passes into their forward line. Adam and Lewis as full backs were able to get on the ball and feed the midfield and forward line and we started to look in full control Soon it was three. A good move saw the ball fed out wide to Jamie. His delivery was deflected into the air where it fell to Alston on the edge of the 18 who hit a Scholes-like volley (not my words but the words of Tom Barnes) into the bottom corner of the net. Then, shamefully, the dancing happened again. 3-0 and we more than deserved it. At half time, Murch was full of praise for once. So far this season it has been a half time of well-deserved bollockings but with us working hard for each other and with the movement of Luke and the pace of Dan and Jamie out wide, we finally looked dangerous. But he urged us to be cautious as the next 10 minutes was crucial to stop them getting back in the game. And so we continued to work hard for each other and before long it was 4-0 thanks to a stunning strike from Micklethwaite. He picked up the ball in acres of space and, cutting across it, he drilled the ball over the keeper from all of 40 yards. 4-0 and game over. We then made use of our excellent bench. Pommy came on for the excellent Hayhurst whose one and only overlap seemed to take it out of him, before Imi replaced the tiring Jamie and Penny, another excellent call up from the seconds, replaced the very effective defensive shield of Barnsey. However, we then seemed to take our foot off the gas and do our best to give Eccleston a lifeline. Passes went astray, people stopped working and Taylor began bollocking. Luckily, we managed to get a grip and we scored a fifth. A foul on Imi saw Micklethwaite float a ball to Taylor who took it into his stride and fired past the cabbage-handed goalkeeper. Eccleston looked defeated and so Pommy, presumably feeling sorry for them, tried his best to give them a penalty. Luckily for us, our tired and cranky referee wasn’t up with play so it wasn’t given. That meant the clean sheet was still on and it would’ve been harsh if the excellent performances of the back four, and in particular Iddon and McGill who didn’t lose a header all game, weren’t rewarded. The icing on the cake was a hat trick for the returning Taylor. Dan’s trickery drew a foul, and, after Murch had confidently predicted to Adam that Luke would sky the freekick, he did the opposite and smashed it past the keeper for 6-0. After the final whistle, for once the changing room was a good place to be. Most came back to the Bull and MoM and worst moment was decided. Man of the Match was Luke closely followed by Scott Iddon. Worst moment went to me. Normally my dance shame came after a big night out in the dingy clubs of Preston. This was a new low and there was no alcohol involved. Maybe I was high from us scoring or from my wonder goal. I don’t know. Lottery ticket it is.  RA.
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Sat. 20th Oct 2018 
GH Cup Rd 1

V

Southport Trinity  (a)  0 - 1 (ht.-)  
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GUILDHALL CUP ROUND 1
 
Sat. 27th Oct. 2018

V

FC Bolton (a)  KO: 2.00pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
1st TEAM FIXTURES TO BE ARRANGED :
Sat. TBA 
GH Cup Rd ?

V

TBD  (-) ? - ? (ht.-)  
scorers :  ?
  GUILDHALL CUP ROUND ?
 
Sat. TBA
LFA Cup Rd ?

V

TBD  (-)  ? - ?   (ht.-)  
scorers :  ?
  LANCASHIRE FA - AMATEUR CUP Round ?
 
TBA

V

Appleby Bridge (h-a)  Kick off: ?pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

FC Bolton (h)  Kick off: ?pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Canberra Corinthians (a)  Kick off: ?pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Ecclestone & Heskin Res (a)  Kick off: ?pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Hoole United  (h-a)  KO: ?    (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

New Longton Rovers  (h-a)  KO: ?    (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Sir Tom Finney  (h)  KO: ?    (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Southport & Ainsdale Res  (h-a)  KO: ?    (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Southport Trinity  (h)  KO: ?    (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Springfields (h-a)  Kick off: ?pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Tarleton Corinthians (h-a)  Kick off: ?pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Walmer Bridge (h-a)  Kick off: ?pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Wilbraham Club  (h)  KO: ?    (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
 TBA

V

TBA  (h-a)  Kick off: ?pm  (ht.-)    
scorers :  -
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Broughton Score First.

Sat. 25th Aug 2018

V

The Herald (h)  1 - 7   (ht.-)  
scorers : D. Edwards
Sat. 1st Sept. 2018

V

Appleby Bridge Res  (h)  6 - 0  (ht.3-0)  
scorers :  A. Best 2, A. Pennington, I. Vohra, Regan, K. Cummins
    Its been an upsy downsy sort of start to the season with mixed results in pre season and a definite bumpy start last week. This week was much better and the team , on paper, looked full of energy and dynamic – and that’s how we played. An experimental set up of 4-4-2 saw a new midfield of Regan, Tannock, Edwards and Pennington, with Best and Vohra up front, but it was the back 4 of Bowerman, Kenyon Howse and Kev C that were called on in the first few minutes as Appley exerted some pressure. We saw that out and started to push forward, and when we did it was immediately apparent that our attack had more than the Appley defence. Tannock especially had a top game and linked well with Edwards and , with the centre mid successfully buttoned up, we had time to press forward. Regan had the first chance but saw his one on one effort smothered by the keeper, but the chances kept coming and after 15 mins Pennington broke free and buried a shot in the bottom corner. 5 minutes later Regan made amends for the previous miss when having been set free by Tannock he cut back in and drove a shot under the Appley keeper. Kev C capped a great half for himself and the team with a solo effort when , having won the ball on the half way line , he broke free played a 1-2 with Best and then beat the keeper with a fierce shot. Talk at half time was of maintaining the pressure . Boff and Buxton joined the fray, but the pressure continued. Sprake in nets provided an outlet for any defensive pressure that would have gladdened Pep Guardiola and on one occasion that Appley did really threaten pulled of a worldy save to keep things at 3-0. That scare apart the 2nd half belonged to our forwards as Besty bagged 2 and threatened more -and Vohra got a reward for hard work by bagging our 4th goal. The season is under way. db  
Wed. 5th Sept 2018

V

Newman College Res  (a)  2 - 3  (ht.-)  
scorers : I. Vohra, M. Kenyon
     
Sat. 8th Sept. 2018

V

Astley  (h)  3 - 3  (ht.-)  
scorers : A. Best, I. Vohra, J. Welch
     
Sat 15th Sept 2018 V Walton-leDale  (a)  2 - 3  (ht.0-2)  
scorers : A. Best, L. Tannock
    On an unusually decent pitch at Worden park (just wait till January) we faced up to a Walton side unbeaten so far. Vaughan was missing in nets but Greg Lopko was an equally talented replacement and with a very solid ( !! ) looking back four of Horrocks Catlow, Howse and Kenyon we started off on what we knew would be a challenging afternoon. Despite best efforts Walton clearly had the better of the midfield battle and it became a tussle of attack versus defence and whether the one could outwit the other. For most of the half we held defensively strong and only a couple of mistakes cost the goals and, whilst that was happening, we did have chances. Tannock released Welch with a threaded ball that Welch only just failed convert then a three man move ended with Edwards beating the keeper only to rebound off the post Half time came and changes were needed. We switched to a 3 man centre midfield with Boff on to steady the ship. Immediately things looked much more under control – though Best was now left more isolated. Edwards won a penalty when up ended as he burst past a defender and Best converted coolly to get us back into the game. Sprake joined the fray and immediately had an impact as a serious of freekicks were won – but sadly not converted. Walton restored their 2 goal advantage but with 5 mins to go another clever move released Tannock in the box and he drove it under the advancing keeper. We were on top at this stage but just didn’t have the time to make it pay. db -
Sat. 29th Sept. 2018

V

International All Stars  (h)  4 - 2  (ht.-)  
scorers : A. Best 2, P. Howse, A. Sprake
Sat. 6th Oct. 2018

V

Anchorsholme Res (a) 2 - 6  (ht.-)  
scorers :  A. Best, D. Edwards
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Sat. 20th Oct. 2018

V

New Longton Rovers Res  (h)  4 - 2  (ht.1-1)  
scorers :  J. Welch 2, R. Pomfret, A. Best

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  Having Lost Tannock and Edwards to the 1st team a re-organisation was required - especially in midfield where the new combo of Smith and Ryan provided a duo high on experience (but dare I say) lowish on pace. The old heads however had a standout game and dominated midfield for almost the entire game. Howse and Kenyon were equally dominant in the centre of defence and with that platform we began the game on a positive basis. The chances seemed to come almost from the off and it was no surprise when after only 10 minutes Jack Welch cut in from the wide left leaving 2 defenders in his wake and the shot from the edge of the box rattled into the bottom corner. Best and Vohra worked hard up front- and that movement allowed us to play simply and effectively through midfield and for once the opposition were left chasing the shadows. Vohra came closest after beating 2 men in the box – but his shot came back off the post and ran back into the hands of a relieved keeper. Slightly cooler heads could and probably should have seen us well ahead but the chances went and New Longton equalised with a fast well constructed break that left keeper Gregory exposed and with no chance of saving a clinical finish. This had really only been the one time that we had been over run, so the half time team talk was up beat. The second half began well and improved throughout. After only 5 minutes Best released Vohra into the box. The keeper saved well, but Welch was again on hand to notch his and our second. 10 minutes later our best team move of the season started with a cool clearance from Gregory to Pomfret. The ball moved well through midfield and was finished by Pomfret who had shown a burst of pace unseen for a while to get on the end of a move he had started on the edge of our own box. By now the confidence was oozing and all sorts of unlikely people started to appear in attacking positions. Vohra , Smith, Todd and Howse came close, full backs and defenders pushed on and got involved and the fourth goal came as a result of yet more good work from Best. db  
Sat. 27th Oct. 2018

V

Newman College Res  (h) KO: 2.00pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
2nd TEAM IXTURES TO BE ARRANGED :
Sat. TBA 2018
Cup Rd 1

V

TBA  (-) KO: ??  (ht.-) 
scorers :  -
  LANCASTRIAN BRIGADE CUP Round ?
  
TBA

V

Anchorsholme Res (h) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Appleby Bridge Res (a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Astley  (a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

The Herald (a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

International Allstars (h) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

New Longton Rovers Res  (a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Ribchester Rovers Res (h-a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Richmond  (h-a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Standish St. Wilfreds Res  (h-a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Walton-le-Dale (h) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Walmer Bridge (h-a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA

V

Wesham  (h-a) KO: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
TBA 2018

V

None (?) Kick off: ??pm  (ht.-)  
scorers :  -
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PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
DATE TBA

 

Broughton v ?? (-)   - 
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PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
DATE TBA

 

Broughton v ?? (-)   - 
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DATE TBA

 

Broughton v ?? (-)   - 
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