McCreesh with a late winner

Both sides had a host of chances and until Liam McCreesh’s winner with 7 minutes to go it looked as if the game would end goalless. Lido started well with Sacha Walters winning a corner but from a quick free kick on half way the Ferry attacked down the right and played a great ball across the face of goal without anyone getting a touch. Lido’s first real chance fell to Jack Hurley on 8 minutes when he fired a 30 yard shot just wide. Chris Hartland played a great ball into the box for Neil Thomas but his header went inches wide. The Ferry had the ball in the net on 17 minutes but the forward was flagged offside. This followed a great block by Cai Owens to deny a goalbound shot. At this point the Ferry were looking the more likely to score with Tyler Brock cutting in from the right but firing his shot over the bar. On 26 minutes Sacha Walters went on a run, beating a couple of defenders but his shot was safely gathered by the keeper. On 32 minutes somehow the ball failed to go into the Lido net, it hit the inside of the post and rebounded into play before Rory McCreesh gathered the ball. Then Alex Gammond lost the ball and Tyler Brock raced into the area and rounded Rory McCreesh who had slipped on the wet surface, with the goal beckoning Brock rolled the ball towards the net but Alex Gammond raced back to clear the ball inches from the goal line. From the restart Lido won a corner which they played short to Jack Hurley, his 30 yard curling shot beat everyone but went just outside the far post. Just ahead of the interval Sacha Walters powerfully struck shot was parried away by McFenton in the Ferry goal.

Ferry started the second half in a much more positive mood than the Lido and put pressure on the defence from the off. Another goalline clearance this time by Cai Owens prevented them from taking the lead. From a Ferry free kick several attempts at goal were blocked before Rory McCreesh made a save. Lido finally get into gear and Sacha Walters makes a fine run before finding Noah Daley, despite having several defenders around him he managed to get in a shot which drifted just wide of the far post. A series of free kicks in the Ferry’s favour saw them again get on top but Rory McCreesh is equal to a header that came in. With 7 minutes to go the Lido take the lead, Sacha Walters swung in a cross which was met by Liam McCreesh and his header looped over McFenton to nestle in the back of the net. The Ferry won another free kick but Alex Gammond was on hand to head clear. As time ticked away the Lido won a series of corners to keep the ball deep in the Ferry half before the Ferry again attacked down the left and they won a free kick 20 yards out on the left touchline. The ball was swung in and Ian Hilllier headed the ball against the crossbar and we partially cleared it but then the ball was fired in low but again went wide without anyone getting a touch. It was the final action of a game of many chances and some stout defending by both sides..

Rory McCreesh  2 Kieran Parsons  3 Jack Fleming  4 Cai Owens  5 Alex Gammond  6 Noah Daley  7 Liam McCreesh 8 Jack Hurley  9 Neil Thomas  10 Chris Hartland  11 Sacha Walters

subs  12 Jack Underwood for Chris Hartland  82 – 14 Lewis Clement  – 15 Ben Thomas – 16 Jamie karnsang