The original Nash Amblers page has had 7,060 ‘visits’ in the last eighteen months. It has almost reached capacity so reports and photo’s from now may well be featured here on this second page. We start however with a chance to nominate your ‘Player of the Year’ 2018.
Nominations close at the end of June…
Visitor Counter installed June 11th.
Some players have already been nominated…
Three touch trial / training exercise coming soon – nobody objected – some welcomed the prospect….
Denton 15th June (Amblers on tour)
CALDWELL’S THAT ENDS WELL, AS MAGIC MIKE MAULS YELLOWS says Trevor Brereton….
After much anticipation and excitement , the greatest football spectacle, came to King St, as the eyes of the world were probably averted. Yellows had the numerical advantage (8) , but blues had a well balanced team. There was little to choose between the teams early on, as both defences looked comfortable. Blues went in front when Mike Caldwell cut a swathe through the yellows defence, and finished well with a low drive. Yellows Steve Wingrove was lively , and brought a good one handed save from David Partington. Yellows Conroy and Ward were finding space, but blues Foster and Nixon were providing effective cover.
Half-time – Blues 1 – – Yellows-0
Blues were under pressure early in the second half, as yellows tried to make the extra man count. When blues were awarded a penalty (3 runs), Nixon) was first to grab the ball. Nixons kick was parried by Dave Fielding , but Gordon followed up, and finished well. Blues were passing the ball well, with Bemrose, Hampson and Brereton opening up the yellows defence at will. Blues put the game beyond any doubt, when Caldwell grabbed his second from an acute angle. Yellows persevered, Richards encouraging his troops, to reduce the deficit, as blues played on the counter attack. Man of the match Caldwell completed a fine hat trick , after a Brazil like sweeping move , culminating with a stylish finish from the outside of Mikes right foot. Cruel luck on yellows, who played well, and had their share of possession, but couldn’t find a cutting edge in the final third. After so few goals in these games, and few emphatic wins, this was very much against the norm. Anyway, “Moscow”. Thanks to Garry Pearce for refereeing this mornings game.
Blues- 4, (CALDWELL 3) , NIXON PEN
(Another splendid report from Trevor – Ed.)
Amblers at Denton …a temporary retreat…
June 11th – Trevor Brereton reports…
An improved turnout on recent games (7 v 7), saw a competitive, and relatively fast paced thriller of a match. Blues defence was under early pressure, as Caldwell looked dangerous. Blue’s defence of Partington, Burrows, Fielding, and Foster, couldn’t prevent Stewart White finding space and hitting a post. Blue’s attack of Taylor , Wingrove and Conroy were also finding space, but the in form Lake’s positional sense, and keeper Gordon Nixon’s agility kept the blues at bay.
Half-time – 0-0
End to end, expansive sexy football (oooer missus , Ed.) was the order of the day, as both teams strained every sinew, looking to get the upper hand. Blues man Woz Taylor was having a fine game, and put his team one up midway through the half. Taylor turned his man, and from an angle, fired a ferocious left foot shot past Nixon, for what I think was his first goal with our group. There followed two penalties, both saved, Blue’s David Partington saved Caldwell’s spot kick, moments later, Nixon saved Conroy’s flamingo style penalty. Yellow’s pushed for a late equaliser, with Richards, and Hampson industrious to the last. The closest they came was a low Brereton effort that was heading for the corner, but Partington managed to deflect it around the post.
So another low scoring, but entertaining encounter, with one goal enough for the Blue’s. Thanks to Alan Graham for refereeing.
Blues -1- (Taylor)