One to for­get - Turner

Southport Visiter - - Past Times - FIRWOOD WATER­LOO...3 STOCK­PORT ..................... 5

BY GE­OFF LIGHTFOOT

A spar­sity of points was all that was on of­fer at Blun­dell­sands last Satur­day as Firwood Water­loo and Stock­port could only man­age eight points be­tween them in an er­ror strewn game which did lit­tle to show­case the ob­vi­ous abil­ity of ei­ther side.

“It was cer­tainly not a game to re­mem­ber, “de­clared head coach Stu Turner af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle.

“It was a bit of an arm wres­tle and the game never re­ally got go­ing.”

“As far as we are con­cerned we strug­gled to get any­thing to­gether and con­se­quently we were un­able to de­velop any mo­men­tum,” he added.

Both sides did cre­ate enough chances to put more points on the board but a drop goal from Dar­ragh O’Brien was all that Water­loo had to show for their ef­forts with the vis­i­tors lit­tle bet­ter cross­ing for the only try of the game.

Yet of the op­por­tu­ni­ties a cross field kick by Jack Weir picked up by Ja­cob Allen per­haps de­served a bet­ter fate but the winger was held up over the line, although there was a thought that he had ac­tu­ally got the ball down.

Also de­spite the line out not func­tion­ing as it should Firwood Water­loo did man­age a fur­ther chance off good line out ball only to knock on close to the line.

“Not a good day and we will have to be much bet­ter than this as we go into our fi­nal two games of this half of the sea­son”, Turner sug­gested.

“The best thing we can do is put this per­for­mance be­hind us and pre­pare as well as we can for the next two weeks.”

In­deed Water­loo, who were in fifth place in North One West be­fore kick off, have now dropped back to eighth although with just eight points sep­a­rat­ing North­wich in third and War­ring­ton in tenth the com­petion in the mid­dle of the ta­ble is very much open.

“I have al­ways main­tained that this is a highly com­pet­i­tive league with most sides on their day well ca­pa­ble of beat­ing each other,” Turner stated.

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