Irlam & Cadishead Sports News


Irlam FC
1 (5)
-
1 (4)
Holker OB


match date: Sat 18th Feb

posted by: W Dodd - Monday 20th February, 2012


NEW BOY ANDERSON FIRES HOME THE WINNER


A thrilling cup encounter between IRLAM FC and Holker Old Boys at Silver St on Saturday was finally resolved with a 5-4 win on penalties after the scoreline remained 1-1 after extra time.

The win sends IRLAM into a two legged semi final against Wigan Robin Park in the League Divisional Trophy. The win was made all the more significant for the Silver St side, who ended the game with just nine players after Irlam’s Dean Burgess and Gary Prescott both saw red.

A swirling wind and falling temperatures meant the game was never destined to be a classic, and Irlam nearly fell behind soon after kick off, when a Danny Butters backpass to Brewer in the Irlam goal almost let Holker no 9 Chris Brown in but Irlam’s Chris Hilton slid in to rescue the situation.

Soon after, a challenge on Hilton left the Irlam centre half unable to carry on, with central partner Steve Mills also needing treatment after a strong challenge sent the Irlam player crashing to the ground.

The game had to wait 20 mins for the first realistic chance, Holker captain Guy Heffernan shooting hopefully from 20yrds, and at the other end Irlam forward Gary Prescott, typically playing off the last defender was judged offside as he broke for goal.

The deteriorating weather saw the away side seemingly better suited to the conditions as they enjoyed a decent spell of possession, and a curled ball into Irlams box saw Irlam’s Simon Myerscough head over for a corner. The corner was cleared, and the award of a free kick outside the area saw Holker fire a shot in again, this time rising over the bar as the visitors again failed to make the best of their chances.

With half time approaching, and the match goalless it was hoped that the decent crowd would have more to cheer after the break as the final action, a cleared away free kick from Holker signalled half time.

Manager Nick Parkers team talk seemed to have an effect on the Irlam players, as the team picked up the tempo in the game, hoping for the early breakthrough in the half.

An early shot from Irlam’s Darren Green just rose over the bar , and when Chris Plamer was fouled just outside the Holker penalty area, Irlam’s Adam Pegg drove the free kick low and hard, but easily collected by Holker keeper Ross Liddicot.

With 52 minutes gone, the deadlock was broken, when Irlam’s Gary Prescott, standing in an offside position initially, stepped back onside before racing onto a through ball to grab the opening goal of the game. Holkers furious protests at what they believed was an offside goal were waived away by match official Mr Denton as the goal stood.

On the restart a flurry of action, saw Irlam keeper Brewer block a certain goal from Holkers Conor Erdis, whilst at the other end Danny Butters went close to adding a second goal for the home side.

A significant move in the game came when Prescott found space to run down the left wing before cutting the ball back to Green, and a neat lay off from Green saw Irlam’s Pegg fire over the bar to see a real chance go begging.

A free kick from Holkers Kevin Watson went just wide, and as the play returned to the other end, a Butters cross just failed to find Prescott, as the Irlam striker lost his marker.

Prescott again found himself in space minutes later, and a spectacular volley just whistled wide of the Holker goal.

A decent move for the visitors led to them finding their way back into the tie, a shot from Heffernan magnificently pushed behind by Brewer for a corner, but the resulting corner saw Irlam switch off as Chris Brown emerged through a sea of players to fire in the equaliser.

With just 5 minutes left of normal time, and the tie heading for extra time, Irlam suffered a real blow, losing midfield player Dean Burgess, sent off for a second caution of the afternoon as Irlam faced the prospect of being a man down in extra time, as the final whistle signalled the 2nd phase of the game.

As the extra time started, the weather became atrocious, with players struggling to see as the sideways sleet blew across the ground. The first controversial point of the game came soon after, as the asst referee called over the referee, and after a brief conversation called over Irlam forward Prescott before showing him a straight red card, apparently as a result of a coming together with the Irlam forward and a Holker player.

Down to nine men, but not out of it, the game still seemed finely balanced as the visitors failed to make their advantage count.

Recent Irlam signing Conor Anderson came on to replace Darren Green, and immediately found himself in space in the Holker area, before shooting over the bar under pressure from Holker defenders.

At the other end, Irlam keeper Brewer certainly kept his side in this tie, producing an amazing save from Holkers Brown.

The last chance of the added time fell to Irlam right back Barry Lomas, who just lifted his shot over the bar as the whistle sounded for penalties.

With Irlam taking the first penalty, captain Chris Palmer led by example with a superb spot kick to put the pressure on the visitors. There then followed immaculate penalties from Mills, Lomas and Duffy as Holker replied in kind, and with the last two penalties of the five to be taken, new boy Conor Anderson bravely stepped up to fire past Liddicot in the Holker goal to set up a tense last penalty before sudden death for Holker.

Last man up for Holker was captain Guy Heffernan, and with the home crowd making plenty of noise in the terraced stand behind the goal, Heffernan faltered, dragging his shot wide to signal a fantastic cup victory for the home side. Irlam going through 5-4 on penalties.

Irlam amazingly play Holker again this weekend, this time in league action up at the Barrow based sides ground. Irlam have booked a 55 seater executive coach for the trip to Holker, and seats are available on a first come first served basis for just £5 a head, not including admission to the ground.

The coach will be leaving Silver St at 11.30am, so please be there 30 mins before departure.

External Links (more info)

www.irlamfc.co.uk

National Sports News

Ireland legend O'Connell quits rugby


De Kock and Amla humble England
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla hit centuries as South Africa beat England by seven wickets in the third ODI.


Tennis umpires banned in fixing probe
Two umpires are banned by the International Tennis Federation and four more are being investigated over allegations of fixing.


Charlton probe Meire 'resignation'
Charlton investigate after a fake document showing the resignation of CEO Katrien Meire was sent to Companies House.


BBC to show Champions League of Darts
The inaugural Champions League of Darts, which will be held in Cardiff in September, is to be broadcast live across the BBC.


Wales' Biggar injury 'not long-term'
Fly-half Dan Biggar's ankle injury is "not long-term" and he is making excellent progress on his fitness, say Wales.


Stop taking fans for granted - Evans
Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans says the club must stop taking fans for granted as the row over ticket prices continues.


Clubs want Champions League changes
Top clubs from across Europe will discuss changes to the Champions League but play down the prospect of a 'super league'.


Ireland must wait on Earls fitness
Keith Earls could play in Ireland's Six Nations game against France as he continues to recover from a suspected concussion.


'Short-termism' cost Clement his job
Owner Mel Morris says promotion was not Derby's aim this season and Paul Clement was sacked because of his short-term view.


London 2017 loses third board member
The London 2017 World Athletics Championships lose a third board member as managing director Sally Bolton steps down.


Andy Murray's wife gives birth to girl


Neville targets must-win league game
Valencia boss Gary Neville says his team must beat Espanyol on Saturday to stop an alarming slide down the league table.


Kenya could miss Rio over Zika fears
Kenya could pull out of the Rio Olympics if the Zika virus reaches epidemic levels, says the president of their Olympic committee.


Cavendish retains lead in Qatar
Britain's Mark Cavendish finishes second on stage two to retain the overall lead in the Tour of Qatar.


Smith named Australia's T20 captain
Test and one-day skipper Steve Smith replaces Aaron Finch as Australia's captain for the World Twenty20 in India.


Get BBC Sport News Alerts in the app
Want to know the moment a big story breaks - now you can by adding BBC Sport News Alerts in the app.


VIDEO: I will turn results around - Neville
Valencia boss Gary Neville says he "will turn results around" as he looks for his first league win at his 10th attempt when his side host Espanyol on Saturday.


VIDEO: O'Connell is a modern great - Jones
England's Eddie Jones and James Haskell share their memories of Ireland lock Paul O'Connell, who announces his retirement.


VIDEO: Is this the Nepalese Shane Warne?
Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane takes the Pakistan batsmen by surprise, producing some impressive turn that has seen him likened to retired Australian great Shane Warne.


VIDEO: Is Premier League fearful of China?
Premier League managers give their opinion on whether China's transfer spending is the start of a new footballing superpower.


VIDEO: India reach U19 World Cup final
India beat Sri Lanka by 97 runs to reach the final of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.


VIDEO: Highlights: Broncos win Super Bowl
Watch highlights as the Denver Broncos produce a defensive masterclass to upset the Carolina Panthers and win Super Bowl 50.


VIDEO: Quitting rugby 'choked up' Robinson
Huddersfield Giants' Luke Robinson says he got "choked up" when telling his team-mates he had to retire aged 31.


VIDEO: Leicester 5,000-1? So are these...


VIDEO: Nigeria coach rants against media
Nigeria's head coach Sunday Oliseh hits back at the "insanity" of critics in the Nigerian media with an eight-minute rant.


VIDEO: Posh don't fear TV audience - Westley
Peterborough manager Graham Westley says the presence of the BBC cameras will not intimidate his side in their FA Cup fourth round replay against West Brom at London Road on Wednesday.


VIDEO: Angry LVG turns tables on reporter
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal accuses a journalist of "inventing a story" when he is asked about his future after his team's draw at Chelsea.


VIDEO: Half-time show wows BBC pundits
Beyonce and Coldplay wow BBC pundits during the Super Bowl 50 half-time show.


VIDEO: FA People's Cup: Billy's Boys
Billy Morrison's journey to becoming a football coach and taking Clifford Park Rangers into the 2016 FA People's Cup.


VIDEO: Does Strictly beckon for league stars?
Could rugby league stars soon be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing? Super League general manager Blake Solly thinks it could happen.


'Willett win bodes well for Britons'
Danny Willett's victory in Dubai is the latest indicator the future of English golf is bright, writes Iain Carter.


Six Nations tight & tense - Guscott
Encouraging England, Scottish errors and an unexpected draw - Jeremy Guscott reviews the weekend's Six Nations action.


'Mum thinks I'm crazy - but it's cool'
Paralympic hopeful Kadeena Cox on balancing two sports in the build-up to Rio this summer.


England were abrasive - Tindall
New-look England were physical and abrasive in their win over Scotland, says former captain Mike Tindall.


Wales frustrated after bruising encounter
Frustration abounded after Ireland and Wales fought out a nerve-wracking 16-16 Six Nations draw, writes Richard Williams.


Can Leicester handle title pressure?
Leicester have gone from rank outsiders to title favourites after beating Manchester City - can they cope with the expectation?


What's on BBC Sport this week
This week's sport on the BBC, including action from the Six Nations, Premier League and the Super League.


Try the Chucky Egg Challenge
Think you have the skills to be the next star of the Six Nations? Then try our egg-throwing challenge!


London marathon pioneer Disley dies
Welshman John Disley, who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympics and co-founded the London Marathon, dies aged 87.


British Lionhearts win in Morocco
British Lionhearts make it two wins from two in the World Series of Boxing with a 3-2 victory over Morocco Atlas Lions.


Ireland beaten by Papua New Guinea
Ireland lose by 11 runs to Papua New Guinea in Australia on Tuesday but finish as 2-1 winners in the three-game T20 series.


Froome overhauls Kennaugh to win tour
Chris Froome wins the Herald Sun Tour in Australia after overhauling fellow Briton Peter Kennaugh on the final stage.


Storey & Cundy lead GB Worlds squad
Dame Sarah Storey and Jody Cundy lead Great Britain's squad for the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.


Shelvey 'best-value buy in January'


Mercedes 'assuming Ferrari wins'
Mercedes are assuming they will get beaten by Ferrari to prepare for the new F1 season, engine boss Andy Cowell says.


Fowler error hands Matsuyama win
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama wins his second PGA Tour event by beating Rickie Fowler at the fourth play-off hole at the Phoenix Open.


Ex-jockey Egan banned for 12 years
Former jockey Darren Egan is banned from racing for 12 years after being found guilty of corruption charges.


GB foil team secure Rio Olympic spot
Britain's foil team qualify for this year's Rio Olympic Games after finishing ninth at the Bonn World Cup.


Giants star Robinson forced to quit
Huddersfield Giants half-back Luke Robinson is forced to quit the game at the age of 31 because of a hip injury.


Wales' Webb set for Ospreys return
Ospreys backs coach Gruff Rees says Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb will "probably" be involved for Ospreys against Munster on Sunday


Wales' Williams to face Chenwei
Wales' highest-ranked snooker player Mark Williams begins his bid to win a third Welsh Open against Lyu Chenwei.


Team GB 'could win 79 medals in Rio'
Team GB can win 79 medals at Rio 2016 and be the first nation to increase its medal count after being hosts, says UK Sport.


Nadal to play at Queen's Club
World number five Rafael Nadal will compete at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club this summer.


GB's Christie wins World Cup gold
Elise Christie breaks South Korean dominance to win World Cup gold in the short track 1500m in Dresden.


West Ham United v Liverpool
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's FA Cup game between West Ham United and Liverpool.


'Scotland can cause Wales problems'
Saturday's visit to Wales is "massive" for Scotland and captain Greig Laidlaw predicts an improved performance.


Euro 2016 ticket allocation 'lottery'
Ticket allocation for the Euro 2016 finals was a "lottery", the Football Supporters' Federation says.


Extra Euro tickets for NI football fans
UEFA says it will make extra tickets available to Northern Ireland supporters who missed out on tickets for the European championships.


 

Sports News Search

Past Sports Results / News

Boat Nomads
5*
-
2
Cad Cons

Darts - Mon 22nd July [match report]


Boat Nomads
1*
-
6
Labour Club

Darts - Mon 15th July [match report]


Boat Nomads
5*
-
2
Cadishead Cons

Darts - Mon 8th July [match report]


Labour Club
4*
-
3
Cadishead Cons

Darts - Mon 24th June [match report]


Cadishead Cons
3
-
4*
Steelworks

Darts - Mon 17th June [match report]


Irlam CC
231 - 6
-
131 All Out
Blackley CC

Sat 1st June [match report]


Irlam CC
197 All Out
-
48 All Out
Ashton Ladysmith CC

Sat 25th May [match report]


Steel Nomads
4*
-
3
Tiger Moth

Darts - Mon 20th May [match report]


Cad Cons
1*
-
6
Corkys Horse

Darts - Mon 13th May [match report]


Irlam FC
2
-
1
Chadderton FC

Sat 4th May [match report]


West Didsbury & Chorlton
3
-
2
Irlam FC

Sat 27th April [match report]


AFC Darwen
0
-
1
Irlam FC

Sat 20th April [match report]


Irlam FC
2
-
1
Daisy Hill

Sat 6th April [match report]


Northwich Villa
0
-
4
Irlam FC

Monday 1st April [match report]


Boat Nomads
3
-
4*
RVP Horse

Darts - Mon 25th March [match report]


RVP Horse
3*
-
4
Tiger Moth

Darts - Mon 18th March [match report]


Catholic A
4*
-
3
Boat Nomads

Darts - Mon 11th March [match report]


Irlam FC
0
-
4
Abbey Hey FC

Sat 9th March [match report]


Coach
1*
-
6
Boat Nomads

Darts - Mon 4th March [match report]


Boat Nomads
3*
-
4
Tiger Moth

Darts - Mon 18th Feb [match report]


Nelson FC
5
-
1
Irlam FC

Sat 2nd March [match report]


Daisy Hill
1
-
2
Irlam FC

Sat 23rd Feb [match report]


Chadderton
1
-
1
Irlam FC

Sat 16th Feb [match report]


RVP Horse
3
-
4*
Catholic A

Darts - Mon 4th Feb [match report]


Sponsors

click here for more details click here for more details

Got a Local Sports News story?

if you would like to add a story to M44
please get in-touch via our enquiry form on the contact page