SOUTH SHIELDS 5 : PENRITH 1.

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SOUTH SHIELDS 5 : PENRITH 1.

Post by passtheball » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:08 pm

Much overnight rain made for heavy playing conditions today, in which Shields took a while to settle and were under pressure from the visitors for the opening period, in which play was somewhat scrappy. The first goal arrived in the 35th minute from a Bell shot on target which could have been deflected beyond the keeper by a home defender, but Bell it seems got the credit, and as they say they all count, and with Shields atrocious run of bad luck of late a welcome change. Better was to follow on 38 by Allison from a cross by Wightman when his initial shot was parried back to him and from a tight angle he managed to squeeze it home for a two goal cushion. Somewhat surprisingly Shields were two goals to the good and riding their luck as Penrith missed a good chance on 40 with a shot over the bar from close range and then a header which also went wide of the target. In the early second half Penrith hit the post and had a header over the bar as luck deserted them. Wightman on 55 made it three from a Coe cross and almost immediately got a fourth but the shot was inches wide, as Shields took a grip on the game, amazing what a few goals does for a teams confidence. The fourth goal did arrive in the 60th during a spell of constant Shields pressure when a defender when attempting to put a Coe low shot across the box behind added to the home team score, to put the result seemingly beyond doubt. However a sloppy goal was conceded by Shields within minutes when a ball travelled along the line beyond the goalkeeper and was not put away to safety, perhaps a misunderstanding in the defence, but a simple tap in spoilt the scoreline. On 75 Allison got his second from a Wightman pass to wrap things up. Coe was subbed by Smith on 77 and on 80 a great header by Shields from a corner almost produced a sixth with the keeper nowhere. In the dying minutes a terrific drive from distance by Graham was turned round the post for a great save, for what would have been a fine goal. Shields played so much better today particularly in the second half and the three points and goals help the situation in so far as a boost for confidence for Tuesday's equally most important game at Durham City. Several players will return from injury and be available for selection, including Kane and Marshall and perhaps others hopefully. Credit for effort today to all concerned who deserve a pat on the back, but all to be done again though in three days time to have any real meaning when set against the league table, a long way to go, one swallow etc....
1.Courtney. 2. Coe. 3. Talbot. 4. Robinson. 5. Ford. 6. Chapim. 7. Graham. 8. Bell. 9. Allison. 10. Wightman. 11. Feasey.
Subs. 12. Kane. 13. Anzevui. 14. Smith. 15. Starford. 16. Dilella. =D> =D> =D> News on Mattie Soulsby - due to start training soon following his double leg fracture, David Colvin hopefully also, and Sweeney with a back problem also hopefully soon OK, Burnell also troubled with an injury, no current news as to his situation, Seb Anzevui should be OK also I understand for Tuesday, and Barry Marshall I hear, plus several others on the treatment table in what is a lengthy injured list, and lastly Steve Ramsey it will be after Christmas for him. A target at West Auckland has decided to join Benfield, better terms made his mind up, enquiries for others continue in an effort to strengthen the team.....

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