Jubilant Thwaites edge past S & W FC
Thwaites FC claimed a valuable win against S & W in the 7-a-side league
yesterday. The brewery team came out 2-1 winners in a passionate encounter
in front of new manager Dominic Southworth. They took the lead within two
minutes as Hopwood combined well with Slater to send lone striker Tipton
through to cooly slot home.
Thwaites goalkeeper Paul Slater pulled off some fine saves however he was at
fault for the equaliser as he flapped at a weak clearance. The scores
remained at 1-1 until the break. The second half was full of chances, mainly
for Thwaites. Central midfielder put in a fine performance with some great
passes and several tough tackles to prevent an S & W FC counter attack. And
it was Hopwood who wone the ball in midfield to slip the ball through to
Mark Slater who slammed home to win the game for Thwaites with only minutes
The result is welcome relief for the brewery team who had lost several of
their previous games which has saw them rapidly move downwards in the table.
Slater 8 - Good performance in goal. However, was at fault for the S & W
Tabbinor 9 - Mr Consistent. Some excellent tackles, along with some fine
surges up the field which nearly earned him a goal.
Elmer 8 - A solid performance
Slater 9 - Some excellent skills. Sent Thwaites fans and players into
raptures when he smashed home the winner.
Tormay 8 - Slow but effective from the mouthy midfielder
Tipton 9 - Capped an impressive performance with a fine goal.
Hopwood 9 - Excellent in the centre, set up both goals and put in some good