Turnaround delight for the faithful
AFTER one of the worst performances of the season, County completely turn things around with two of the very best!
Chorley came to EP with a reputation of both scoring and winning, the fact that they’d lost the previous weekend apparently meant they were going to get things back on track by beating us, hahaha how things turn around.
It was the men in blue that gave the lesson in pure football and the high flying visitors were sent home well and truly beaten.
To a man, County played some excellent football, it’s hard to single out any individual, Matty Warburton of course, you don’t get a hat-trick that often, and from the subs bench too but across the park the County lads ran rings around the Magpies.
Their main man, Teague, so often the thorn in our past meetings was a shadow of himself due to the way Nyal Bell and then Matty ran him ragged; the other half of Chorley’s defence was Courtney Meppen-Walters who gave Adam Thomas no trouble due largely to the amount of timber he was carrying.
Yes 3-0 was a great scoreline but the performance was just as important and warranted a 10 out of 10 from the departing faithful.
On Saturday we carried on where we’d left off. A short trip to Curzon Ashton and another great performance.
The “NASH” played some nice football for the first five minutes – sadly they then reverted to type, kicking anything that came their way then complaining when they fell over.
Joe Guest committed the most cynical of tackles on Adam Thomas and got a finger wagging from the referee while Nyal Bell received a yellow for a coming together of shoulders.
Honestly, I counted a handful of fouls yet Mr Speedie, the ref, became whistle happy and the game became fractured because of it yet County carried on, Ash Palmer was sent crashing to the ground and Sam Walker duly dispatched the penalty at the end of the first half.
In the second the pressure was all one way and the pressure was rewarded when Elliott Osbourne smashed in the second from the edge of the area.
The tackles got worse, both benches got involved but the players just continued to press and if I’m honest Frank Mulhern could have bagged a hat-trick if he’d only kept his composure. So we have form, confidence and there are two cup games next week.
Come on County, our name’s on at least one of them!