Lions back to winning ways

The Lions put Saturday’s disappointing draw behind them with a dominant display against Satlybridge Celtic that saw them establish a three-goal lead before Celtic scored a late consolation goal.

After several forays into the Stalybridge box, Danny Boshell drove home from the edge of the area on 17 minutes, and when Nicky Boshell’s corner from the right was allowed to drift across the box Jake Lawlor applied the finishing touch on 36 minutes to double the visitors’ advantage.

Indeed, such was the Lions’ dominance during the first period that Steven Drench had only one meaningful save to make.

The pattern continued after the break, even though the home side had made two substitutions in an attempt to get into the game.

It was to no avail, as five minutes into the half Ben Parker and Wayne Brooksby combined down the left to set up Adam Boyes, who sidestepped Matty Hughes before shooting past Lewis King to put the game beyond Celtic.

With the game wrapped up and the Lions getting back to winning ways, the only blot on the copybook was Aidan Chippendale’s sweet strike deep into injury time.

It sets Mark Bower and co up nicely for Saturday’s FA Cup second qualifying round tie against Halesowen Town at Nethermoor.

Mark Bower post-match interview

Team:

1-Steven Drench

2- Ryan Toulson

3-Ben Parker (C)

4-Danny Lowe

5-Danny Ellis

6-Jake Lawlor 36

7-Wayne Brooksby

8-Danny Boshell 17 (Holdsworth, 80)

9-Adam Boyes 50 (Forrest, 78)

10-Nicky Boshell (O Johnson, 70)

11-Gavin Rothery

12-Andy Holdsworth

14-Danny Forrest

15-Kyle Harrison

16-Oli Johnson

18-Steve Dickinson