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28th September 2014 – Leigh Genesis Neutrons v Seneley & Garswood Hawks

Garswood returned to Howe Bridge Sports Centre for another early morning kick-off after being drawn in the 1stweeks earlier. Due to illness and injury the visitors were without three of their squad and expected a tough assignment.

The game kicked off in perfect weather and Garswood again deployed a three man attack in an attempt to take the game to the hosts but fell behind after only 5 minutes when a Leigh corner was not cleared and took a deflection off a nameless Garswood defender (we know who you are) before nestling in the bottom corner.

This setback seemed to wake the visitors from their early morning slumber and shortly afterwards a fantastic through ball from captain Jack Perrat saw Alexi Mellor chip the ball over the advancing keeper before side footing into an empty net. The visitors continued to attack and Ryan Eden saw two exquisite balls from the right headed over the bar from only yards out as Garswood looked to gain the initiative.

The hosts came back into the match towards half time, and only a great stop from keeper Dan Finney prevented Leigh from entering the break a goal up when he dived bravely at the attackers feet before the ball was cleared.

Garswood introduced three subs at the break and started the half with renewed vigour, Aaron Beavan and Josh Aubrey Williams combining well down the left hand side to tee up Ryan Eden who hit a rasping shot from 20 yards out which the keeper could not hold, Alexi Mellor tapping in the rebound. Soon afterwards Cameron Ashurst and Alexi then combined down the right with Liam Hilton applying a cool finish to make it 3-1. Cameron Davies and Alexi then combined with some smart interplay and a lofted cross into the box saw Liam Hilton apply a fine finish with a cushioned header back across the keeper into the top corner.

Liam then turn provider after a deft turn saw him clear on the left and he pulled it back for Ethan Apter to smash home with his first goal for the club.

Just before the hour mark Cameron Ashurst then scored what can only be described as a contender for goal of the season, when he hit a rasping half-volley from fully 25 yards into the top corner giving the keeper no chance. Garswood were enjoying their football now and Liam Hilton grabbed his hat-trick with another smart right foot finish before adding his fourth of the game with some aplomb after being put through with a fine ball from Owen Roberts.

A resounding result at the end of the match, but respect to our opponents Leigh who battled to the end and played the game with a fantastic spirit, never letting their heads drop throughout.

Final Result – Leigh Genesis Neutrons 1 v Seneley & Garswood Hawks 8

Garswood Hawks – D. Finney, L. Dixon, J. Perrat (captain), J. A. Williams, O. Kennedy, R. Eden, L. Hilton, E. Apter, A. Mellor, C. Davies, O. Roberts – Subs – A. Beavan, C. Ashurst, J. Herring

Goal scorers – L. Hilton (4), A., Mellor (2), E. Apter, C. Ashurst

Man of the Match – Liam Hilton – A good few contenders for the trophy but the award went to Liam Hilton, not just for his 4 goal salvo, but his constant chasing and work rate against bigger opponents.

21st September 2014 – Seneley & Garswood Hawks v Cromwell Spitfires

Garswood went into their opening league home match in confident mood after a great result the week before and in perfect sunshine were looking to shoot their opponents down (Spitfires, come on keep up)!

Several changes were made to the starting eleven from the week before as Garswood were missing two key players in Ryan Eden and Liam Hilton, but this gave some of the other lads a chance to stake their claim in the first eleven

The match kicked off and the hosts looked to peg back the visitors by employing a 3 man attack and produced some decent chances with good link up play, particularly between Aaron Beavan and captain for the day Cameron Davies down the right flank. Cromwell’s keeper made some fine stops and despite a constant stream of free-kicks and corners being delivered into their opponents box, Garswood just could not find the finish to break the deadlock.

Garswood introduced four subs at half time in an attempt to make the breakthrough and again started on the front foot and created chance after chance. The Cromwell keeper made save after save and when Jay Herring looped a left foot shot onto the bar and the ball bounced free five yards out without an attacker within five yards you started to wonder whether this was not Garswood’s day?

This train of thought was hammered home just moments later after a long ball from the visitors saw their left winger one on one with Dan Finney, and a cool finish saw the under siege Cromwell 1-0 up. Garswood continued to attack and as the time ticked away were slightly guilty of looking for the long ball into the box, but had more than enough chances to get back into the match. Despite being on the front foot for the majority of the match, the home team just could not find the finish that their efforts deserved and were left bitterly disappointed at the final whistle not to get something from the game.

Praise must be given to our opponents who defended with real gusto, they only had one real chance all game and took it, and you could see what the win meant to them at the final whistle. A special mention also to the referee Philip Wilson who also officiated us in our last match v Leigh, he constantly talks to the players and even remembers a lot of their names, which is good to see in junior football.

Final Result – Seneley & Garswood Hawks 0 v Cromwell Spitfires 1

Garswood Hawks – D. Finney, M. Marsh, B. Wilson, J. Perrat, E. Apter, A. Beavan, C. Davies (Capt), C. Ashurst, J. Herring, T. Swinnerton, A. Mellor – Subs – O. Roberts, O. Kennedy, J. A. Williams, L. Dixon.

Man of the Match – Jack Perrat – Smashing lad who only joined at the end of last season, strong in the air and barely missed a tackle all day, will be a great asset to the squad this season.


14th September 2014 – Leigh Genesis Neutrons v Seneley & Garswood Hawks

Garswood made their way to Howe Bridge Sports Centre for their early morning season curtain raiser against a Leigh side that had hit the ground running the previous week when beating a decent Culcheth side 7-4.

Garswood went with a 3-4-3 formation hoping to push the Leigh defence back from the first whistle whilst utilising the pace in its forward line and also getting the bodies needed in the middle of the park to hopefully dominate possession.

The match kicked off and both teams knocked the ball around well with a couple of half chances at both ends but the visitors took the lead on 20 minutes as Ryan Eden went on a mazy run from his left wing berth beating four men out wide before cutting inside the box and firing low into the bottom left hand corner of the goal. A second goal was added five minutes later as Josh Aubrey Williams applied a neat finish to another great Garswood move after a fantastic ball in from right wing from the excellent Cam Ashurst. The hosts pulled one back before half time and Dan Finney had to make a fine stop with his legs to prevent the hosts from equalising but Garswood had chances to extend their lead as the Leigh keeper made a couple of fine stops before the half time whistle blew.

Garswood introduced five subs in the early stages of the second half and it was clear that the fourth goal was going to be vital to the outcome of the result. Thankfully it went the visitor’s way as some neat interplay saw Cam Davies unleash a tremendous right footed shot from 20 yards out which flew in off the left hand post. This was followed quickly by a superb in-swinging right footed corner from Ryan Eden which was nodded in from two inches out by centre half Brad Wilson at the far post.

The visitors were playing some fantastic stuff at this point and Jay Herring added a fifth after some fine one touch passing saw him slide home a fine left footed finish. Alexi Mellor then got the goal his performance deserved as he hit a dipping swerving bazooka of a shot into the top corner from 20 yards out giving the home keeper no chance.

Final Result – Leigh Genesis Neutrons 1 v Seneley & Garswood Hawks 6

Garswood Hawks – D. Finney, L. Dixon, B. Wilson, J. Perrat, E. Apter, O. Kennedy (Captain), J. A. Williams, C. Ashurst, R. Eden, L. Hilton, A. Mellor – Subs – O. Roberts, A. Beavan, J. Herring, T. Swinnerton, C. Davies, M. Marsh

Goal scorers – R. Eden, J. A. Williams, C. Davies, B. Wilson, J. Herring, A. Mellor

Man of the Match – Ryan Eden – Constant menace the whole match with his pace and direct running, was effective both out wide and centrally, capped off a great display with a superb goal.