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B Whittle (60'), J Brownhill (78' Pen)
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Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League - Premier Division Attendance 125

Vics 2 Silsden 0


Vics win against 2nd placed Silsden

COMPETITION - North West Counties Premier Division. VENUE - Wincham Park, Northwich. DATE- Saturday 29th September 2018.
Attendance - 124.

Unavailable for Vics’ - None.

Referee - Darren Frost.

Vics’ - Taberner, Camozzi (caution), Shinks, Barski, Monson, Whittle (Clarke 87’), Cooke (C), Connolly (Doran 55’), Craig, Brownhill (Kenny 81’), Matthews.

Un-used subs’ - Webb, Pilgrim.

Silsden - Lee, Bentham, Kendall (Sultan 69’), Barnes (C), Illingworth (caution), Lyndon (Spires 79’), Mitchell, Hancock, Everingham, Kirby, Rhodes (Storrie 69’).

Un-used subs’ - Davis, Forrest.
GOALS - Vics’ - Billy Whittle 60’, Joel Brownhill 78’ (Penalty).

Vics’ made a welcome return to form defeating the unbeaten second-placed side.
The game opened up with both sides looking to attack - on 3’ Vics’ Connolly caused trouble for Silsden down the left hand side as he twisted and turned past ex-Vics’ skipper Lyndon. He put a great ball across and Whittle can't find the back of the net with his twenty-yard shot, which visiting glove-man Sam Lee saved well.
Silsden replied with Mark Everingham’s pot-shot from the edge of the box working Vics’ net-minder Taberner well on 12’.
On 27’ Joel Brownhill had the chance of the game so far when he was slipped into the box by a threaded ball by game-star Billy Whittle and controlled on his chest, but miscued his twelve-yard shot wide.
On the half-hour Danny Taberner produced a good save down low to his right to deny Silsden the opening goal, a low raking shot by front-man Luke Rhodes.

HALF-TIME - Vics’ 0-0 Silsden AFC.

The second half began with Vics’ on the front foot launching many raids on the visitors’ defence, and the pressure told on the hour with the breakthrough. Joel Brownhill’s left-wing run saw him cross the ball into the lurking Brian Matthews who couldn’t get the shot off from 7 yards out with the keeper’ colliding with the hit-man. The ball ran loose to Billy Whittle who side-footed into the corner of the net from ten yards past two desperate Sills’ defenders who were stood on the goal-line.
Silsden were struggling to make any in-roads to get back into the game and their only real chance in the first twenty-five minutes of the second period was a tame header by Joe Mitchell that Vics’ keeper Taberner easily dealt with on 66’.
Vics’ largely dominated and on 73’ Dom Craig saw his stooping header drop the wrong side of the upright from Kirtis Monson’s left-wing centre.
The game was put beyond the visitors’ reach on 78’ when Joel Brownhill emphatically dispatched a penalty past Sam Lee; the free-hit being awarded for a handball against centre-back Dan Illingworth who was trying to prevent Brian Matthews getting on to the end of Brad Cookes’ lofted assist. It was nearly three on 84’ Rob Doran wom a second ball and played Dom Craig through. His cross was deflected towards goal but it canonned off the base of the post and was cleared. Vics’ saw out the 4 minutes of time added on with no problems save for a Taberner tip round the post to deny Sill’s sub’ Lee Spires shot to claim a much-needed three points aftee back-to-back league defeats on the road.
FULL-TIME - Vics 2 - 0 Silsden AFC

Vics’ MOM as chosen by Sponsors Gordon Brown & Sons - Dominic Craig.

Vics’ MOM - Billy Whittle. A sparkling return to form for the young industrious midfielder. Broke the deadlock on the hour and made some telling passes to spark most of the Green and Whites’ enterprising play.

Vics’ boss Steve Wilkes’ post-match verdict -

“It was important that we got the three points today, after two disappointing defeats in the road.
We knew it was going to be a tough game against a team that hadn’t lost this season in the league.
I’ve been critical of the players when we’ve been beaten recently so they deserve a huge amount of credit today because at no point in the game did we look uncomfortable.
I’d had a couple of reports about them, so we knew their strengths and weaknesses and we’d worked hard in training to nullify them and the players put what we’d asked them to do perfectly out on the pitch.

There’s never any easy games in this league. It’s so important we get our away form matching our home form and that starts next week away at Squires Gate.”

Match report & interview by Jamie Dewsbury.

Up next for Vics’ is an AWAY league match Vs Squires Gate on Saturday 6th October with kick-off at 15:00.
Stadium address - School Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.
Postcode - FY4 5DS.

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Dominic Craig

Player of the Match

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Key moments

Goal Billy Whittle scores for Northwich Victoria
Scored Penalty Joel Brownhill scores a penalty for Northwich Victoria

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90:00 Player of the Match
Dominic Craig is awarded player of the match for Northwich Victoria
85:00 Sub On
Matty Clarke is substituted on for Northwich Victoria
85:00 Sub Off
Billy Whittle is substituted off for Northwich Victoria
81:00 Sub On
Kieron Kenny is substituted on for Northwich Victoria
81:00 Sub Off
Joel Brownhill is substituted off for Northwich Victoria
78:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 0
Joel Brownhill scores a penalty for Northwich Victoria
67:00 Yellow Card
Joe Camozzi is yellow carded for Northwich Victoria
60:00 Goal 1 - 0
Billy Whittle scores for Northwich Victoria
55:00 Sub Off
John Connolly is substituted off for Northwich Victoria
55:00 Sub On
Robert Doran is substituted on for Northwich Victoria
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As it happened

  • Northwich Victoria
  • Silsden
  • 0
  • John Connolly Sub Off 55:00'
  • Robert Doran Sub On 55:00'
  • Billy Whittle Goal 60:00'
  • Joe Camozzi Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Joel Brownhill Scored Penalty 78:00'
  • Joel Brownhill Sub Off 81:00'
  • Kieron Kenny Sub On 81:00'
  • Billy Whittle Sub Off 85:00'
  • Matty Clarke Sub On 85:00'

Team selection

Taberner, Danny Taberner, Danny
Camozzi, Joe Camozzi, Joe
Shinks, Antony Shinks, Antony
Connolly, John Connolly, John
Barski, Brandon Barski, Brandon
Monson, Kirtis Monson, Kirtis
Whittle, Billy Whittle, Billy
Craig, Dominic Craig, Dominic
Matthews, Brian Matthews, Brian
Brownhill, Joel Brownhill, Joel
Cooke, Bradley Cooke, Bradley

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# Team Pl Pts
1. City of Liverpool 38 91
2. Bootle 38 89
3. Congleton Town 38 78
4. Northwich Victoria 38 67
5. Ashton Athletic 38 61
6. Charnock Richard 38 61
7. Runcorn Town 38 60

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