Football News – 13/8/2011

Gamesley’s first team got off to a cracking start for this year’s league campaign with a 5 – 1 win at home to Denton Town FC.

A brilliant first half was set off by Tom Briggs who opened the scoring after 10 minutes; this was then followed on the half hour by a neatly put away penalty taken by Simon Yates, with Mitch Salthouse finishing off the first half scoring by making it 3 nill after 40 minutes.
The second half started off a less polished affair with the summer seeming to show through in terms of fitness, with Gamesley’s goalkeeper Leon Telford being called on several occasions to stop breaks from Denton Town.
After 64 minutes one of Gamesley’s players was brought down in the area, and Michael
Dewhurst got his first goal of the season from the resulting penalty. Gamesley’s last goal came after 87 minutes with a cracking strike from near the corner post by Shaun Chapman.
A lapse in concentration followed with Denton Town’s Aaron Kirk getting a consolation goal in the 90th minute.
Gamesley’s reserves sadly didn’t join the party, with a second league defeat following Thursday’s 3 – 1 defeat to Linotype Cheadle HN Reserves, losing 1 – 0 to Grappenhall Sports Reserves.
This coming week sees Gamesley’s first team with a home tie on Wednesday (17/8) to Styal – kick off 6.30pm, followed by the reserves with a home tie on Thursday (18/8) at 6.30pm to Styal Reserves.
Saturday (20/8) sees the first team away to Eagle Sports with the reserves at home to Pilkington Reserves – kick off 3.00pm