Morrison has lost its magic, says Rosenberg
FOOTBALL TONY Rosenberg fears for the future of the Peter Morrison Trophy following AFC Flixton’s shock exit at the hands of Faithfold A.
A solitary effort from veteran striker Daryl Phillips was enough to send the MGBSFL Premier Division strugglers through at the expense of last season’s runners-up.
Flixton joint-manager Tony Rosenberg said: “Our preparations were poor and the game was not much better. We had three late pull-outs to an already depleted squad.
“Itmeantwefieldedascratchteambut we were never going to forfeit. We have too much respect for the competition.
“I really do fear for this tournament’s future though. This was always perceived as a big competition. It was the highlight of the season. That’s not the case any longer. There is no longer the appetite. I will be surprised if the Peter Morrison is still going in five years’ time which is a crying shame.”
Faithfold boss Dan Beresford said: “Flixton were a physical outfit and I guess they didn’t come to lose, but we had a game-plan and it worked.
“Our season has been plagued by mistakes but we defended resolutely and produced an excellent performance.”
Flixton skipper Adam Tauber ( left) came out second best against Faithfold