6th April 2023
The Relics over 60’s were unbeaten on the day and ended the day second place in the table above third place Wakefield on goal difference, and just one point behind leaders Kingsmaid.
First game Kingsmaid. As always the game with Kingsmaid was close, with Relics Tony G keeping Kingsmaid’s dangerous forward under control. The Relics had the ball in the net first, when the Kngsmaid keeper parried a shot Dog was on the edge of the box and slotted the ball home, but the ref disallowed the goal due to the ball being in the area, very close decision.
Kingsmaid also had the ball in the net shortly later, but this was als disalloed for running.
Final score Relics 0 – Kingsmaid 0
Game 2, Corinthians. Another tough game, and again the Relics were denied what would have been a match winning goal from Ian, his shot was ‘saved’ by the keeper and spun back over his body into the net, but the ref deemed it ‘keepers ball’ as he said the ball had gone above head height from the keepers save. A harsh decision as everyone else on the pitch and side lines thought is was a goal.
Final score Relics 0 – Corinthians 0
Game 3 Rochdale. Finally Relics get the win they deserve from the good play on the day. First goal from Dog, soon followed by the second goal from Graham W. Rochdale got one back late on from a four offence penalty.
Final score Relics 2 – Rochdale 1
Game 4. Wakefield. Another tough game to end the days fixtures for the Relics, both teams fighting for top spot. The game was hard fought with not many chances. The best chance went to Wakefield when they were awarded a penalty late on in the game, but General Gaz pulled off a remarkable double save as he touch the spot kick onto his left hand post only for it to rebound direct to the penalty taker who fired another shot direct on target, but Gaz had got to his knees and kept hold of the shot above his head. A superb piece of goalkeeping.
Final Score Relics 0 – Wakefield 0
Well played to all the team, Gaz (gk); Keith S; Tony G; Gordon A (aka Dog); Ian McK; Graham W; Kev Amos;
For all the 2023 fixture and results see the Match Centre page here …