Much-changed Saints are de­nied in

Rossendale Free Press - - Sport -

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

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