Much-changed Saints are denied in
ter of the two sides, against the wind, and went ahead on 15 minutes.
Saints lost the ball in midfield, allowing the opposition to play a through ball that the striker dispatched past keeper Dwyer.
With the winds at their backs Mary’s pushed forward into Euxton’s pen- alty area, where the ball found young striker Henry Hindle, who controlled the ball well, only to be fouled, an undisputed penalty was awarded, which Hanley duly took, only to see the keeper parry the ball, and Hindle blasted the rebound over the bar.
This seemed to spur the Saints on and they created several other chances which the Euxton keeper was also equal to. On 20 minutes Euxton extended their lead after some slack defending allowed a free header from a corner.
But two minutes later keeper Dwyer kicked a long ball down field which caused a mix up between the home defenders and keeper, which Hindle pounced on to score, bringing Mary’s back into the game. This spurred on Euxton, and they again extended their lead to 3 – 1 with another free header, a lead which they held until half time.
Playing against the elements in the second half