No points banked at Winsford
Winsford United 2
Widnes FC 1 A LATE second half rally was not enough for Widnes FC who suffered their second league defeat of the season losing 2-1 at Winsford United on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
At a sun-baked St Luke’s Barton Stadium, Winsford took the lead inside the opening 10 minutes as Brandon Moores received the ball and quickly dispatched of Michael White with a clever nutmeg, holding off the challenge of Kev Pollard before firing a shot into the back of the net.
Widnes keeper Ryan Taylor was twice called into action as the half drew to a close. George Riley latched on to a wayward White header before forcing a decent save out of Taylor who had to react quickly to push Callum Gardner’s free-kick away from goal as it travelled through a crowd of bodies inside the penalty area.
Widnes twice went close to levelling at the start of the second half through George Lomax and Kev Towey.
But the chances were not taken and Winsford soon added a second goal. Gardner drilled a free-kick against the wall but the Widnes rearguard were slow to react as Riley arrowed a shot towards goal that nestled in the net.
Winsford began to show signs of fatigue as the game edged towards its climax as Widnes grew into the contest, pulling a goal back 20 minutes from time.
Sean Myler drove forward before finding Luke Edwards in acres of space. Edwards twisted and turned to engineer space for a cross that was turned home by the outstretched boot of Lomax from close-range.
Inside stoppage-time, Widnes spurned two glorious opportunities to get something out of the game. Pollard gambled to pounce on a deflected Towey pass, only to strike a half-volley straight at the body of Langley.
Towey then fired a shot that Langley dealt with comfortably to end any chance of a point being rescued.