NCELP

15:00 - Saturday 17th September 2022
MKM Stadium West Street, Winterton, Scunthorpe, DN15 9QF

Winterton Rangers

0

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1

Penistone Church


Full Time

Nathan Keightley 87

Winterton Rangers 0 - 1 Penistone Church: Church win away from home again

A late breakaway goal saw Church win this quality game
Words By Martin Webb

Attendance 152

Winterton were lying second in the NCEL Premier league table on 15 points from 7 games at the start of the match. Church were looking to turn their recent good performances into points.

Church started briskly with Nathan Keightley looking dangerous on the break and two enormously tall defenders in Wayne Hughes and Brett Lovell were cleaning up at the back.


Winterton had an eighth minute chance ruled out for offside.  However, Church looked dangerous going forward and they created 3 half-chances in the first 10 minutes. 

Church looked a little disjointed at times in midfield, Winterton exploited the space, but did not make the most of their chances.

Church won 3 corners in quick succession and drew a point blank save and some panicked defending, but could not convert the chances. Church worked the ball down the right and a near post cross was cleared for a corner. The keeper saved a looping ball under heavy pressure at the far post.


Half time Winterton Rangers 0 PCFC 0


Both teams opened the second half at top speed. 


Winterton again had the ball in the net but the referee disallowed the goal for a foul in the goalmouth.

Church were immediately up the other end and they hit the left post. Church then had a great break down the left and had the ball in the net. This time the  linesman flagged for offside.


Church could have scored with an opening after 67 minutes following a lovely flowing move. The shot from the edge of the box was straight at the keeper. Minutes later Keightley was through, his powerful low shot was well saved by the keeper.


With 15 minutes to go it was still 0-0 and both teams really opened up. The match flowed from end to end.


Goal 87 minutes.


A dancing carry of the ball from defence by Cameron Simpson found Nathan Keightley running through on the keeper. Keightley finished by beating the keeper with his first touch and walking the ball into the net.


Winterton Rangers 0 PCFC 1


Church then had 2 more chances and then managed the last 2 minutes and the additional time.


Full-time Winterton Rangers 0 PCFC 1


A tremendous battling away win for the Church saw them turn the match their way with a smash and grab break away goal. The 40 or so travelling fans stayed to cheer the team from the pitch.


Winterton 0-1 Church

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