Sacre Coeur Former Pupils Football Club
marc 'derek' eckersall & mick carragher's First Team
liverpool county f.a. premier league division 1
Angus Village
Liverpool County Prem
Div 1
1 - 0
Sacre Coeur

starting line up
Dave Moran
Robin Miles
Stuey Aitken
Lee James
Adam Spelman
Jonathan McKeown
Jamie King
Michael Roberts
John Carragher
Duncan Atkinson
Mick Carragher
Neil Cooper

opposition :
Angus Village (A)
competition :
Liverpool County Prem Div 1
match date :
kick off time :
played at :
Joe Stone Playing Fields
referee :
Daniel Issawi

Dave Moran

Dave Moran gets the Man of the Match award again for saving a pen and keeping it at 0-0 for 80+ minutes

This week Mr Chairman has opted to do the match report in the style of the Old Grandstand videprinter:

Angus Village 1 v 0 Sacre Coeur

How the hell did we manage to lose the game? - was the question on everybody's lips at the end of the game.
Easy answer is that we didn't score - simple as. Not that we didn't have the chances. To be fair even if every player ran over a black cat while smashing a mirror we couldn't have more bad luck than we've had today.
Again a few key players missing meant a makeshift side but still one good enough to have taken all three points.

The Game itself....

5 mins - A good move by Angus Village saw a good header across the box go begging as the attacker headed over.
7 mins - Good move by Coeur resulting in a strike from the edge of the box by Ginger going just wide.
10 mins - Quick break by Angus Village saw attacker go clean through, shot looped over Dave the Goalie who managed to tip it onto the bar/ post. The rebounded to the attacker who got his shot off as Dave the Goalie was getting up off the floor, who then managed to scramble across goal and turn it around for a corner. AMAZING DOUBLE SAVE. Unfortunately Dave the Goalie getting his first injury of the game as he collided with the upright.
11 mins - Good move through the middle involving Kingy, through to Duncan, keeper came out to clear, the ball falling to the onrushing John Carra who lobbed the keeper but the ball fell just wide.
15 mins - Long punt from Dave the Goalie found Duncan who fired a half volley just over.
18 mins - Good move across Sacre Coeur box by Angus Village, good shot, just over.
26 mins - Good sweeping Sacre Coeurmove involving Cherry led to a 3 on 2 situation - spread out wide, Kingy flashed cross shot just wide.
27 mins - Good move by Angus Village, over the top, Dave the Goalie advanced and ball over the top, attacker heading wide.
35 mins - Good effort by Angus Village flashing a shot wide.
36 mins - Good move by Angus Village - ball over the top, squared to attacker, shot straight at keeper.
39 mins - Good effort by Angus Village - cross shot from wide missing bar by a foot.

H-T 0-0

5 mins - John Carra bursts through, one on one with keeper - saved.
6 mins - Good move thtough the middle, Big Dunc playing in Cherry who was brought down in the box. PENALTY. John Carra steps up to take - Saved. 0-0.
8 mins - Excellent run through the middle by Big Dunc, managed to get his shot off as closed down by final defender, ball runs through to keeper.
9 mins - Long punt into the Coeur box well defended by Adam Spelman - referee awards penalty for holding. NEVER. Angus Village striker steps up to take. Dave the Goalie SAVES. 0-0
17 mins - Lovely flick through the middle by Big Dunc puts John Carra away but keeper does well and saves his effort.
20 mins - Long punt by Coeur into the Angus Village box missed by two defenders, ball falls to Cherry who shoots at keeper.
23 mins - Speculative shot by Angus Village - well dealt with by Dave the Goalie.
24 mins - Good move involving Big Dunc through to Kingy who shot, keeper did well to save.
29 mins - Ball over the top finding Big Dunc who struck well, good tip away by the keeper.
30 mins - Long free kick by Adam Spelman into the box, keeper caught and dropped behind him, managed to turn around and recover as 3 SC players ready to tap in.
37 mins - Angus Village take the lead as slight hesitation at the back allows attacker to strike home giving Dave the Goalie no chance. 1-0.
39 mins - Long ball into box by Sacre Coeur, again keeper drops but not landing to a Coeur attacker as keeper recovers.
41 mins - Great move by Mick Carra forcing himself through a variety of challenges and then playing the ball outwide to Cooper who knocked a cross in to John Carra who flashed a shot just wide.
The game then proceeded to fizzle out as Coeur pressed every opportunity to pull a goal back but alas, to no avail.

A 1-0 defeat it was......................................... roll on Tuesday.
All credit to the lads though for battling and carrying on until the final whistle in their desperate search for an equaliser. On another day we might have come away winners by 7 goals to two.

(Liam Doyle)