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Abbey Hey
Northwich Victoria
Sat 28 Oct 15:00 - Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League - Premier Division Full time Attendance 57

Northwich Victoria v Abbey Hey FC: 21st October 2017: NWCFL Premier

Northwich Victoria v Abbey Hey FC: 28th October 2017: NWCFL Premier

NORTHWICH Victoria were rewarded for a swift start when they extended a winning sequence in the North West Counties League to three matches last Saturday.

They scored twice inside the opening quarter of an hour, a lead they protected despite their hosts Abbey Hey applying pressure in the second half.

Brian Matthews converted a penalty on four minutes after Jay Hart had been felled by goalkeeper Jonathan McIlwaine – the front man’s 14th goal of the campaign.

The visitors doubled their lead shortly afterwards when Sam Fitton’s pass sent Hart clear, and he swept in left-footed.

Sam Freakes halved the home team’s arrears in the closing stages before his side was reduced to 10 men when Andrew Smith was sent off for kicking out at goalkeeper Mike Donlon at a corner.

“We had to dig deep and defend well collectively because we expected Abbey Hey to throw the kitchen sink at us and they did,” reflected Steve Wilkes, Vics’ manager, afterwards.

“Their front two are both tall, but I thought our central defenders Adam Lawrence and Allen Weston were immense.

“It’s a good three points to pick up away from home.”

Vics | Donlon (GK), Grant (McDonnell 17), Johnson, Fitton, Lawrence, Weston (Bennett 81), Gorman, Willis, Matthews, Durnin (Bickett 70), Hart Subs not used Marshall, Pollard Goals Matthews 4 (penalty), Hart 11

5 sports clubs amongst winners in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Premier Division results

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# Team Pl Pts
11. Squires Gate 44 64
12. Ashton Athletic 44 62
13. Northwich Victoria 45 59
14. Irlam 44 59
15. Winsford Utd 44 58
16. Congleton Town 44 56
17. Padiham 44 53

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