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1874 Northwich
Barnton
Unknown (15', 18', 47')
Full time
C Smith (1'), J Irlam (33', 73')
Tue 15 Aug 19:45 - Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League - Premier Division Attendance 264

1874 Northwich 3-3 Barnton

Villagers pick up first league point in derby thriller

The Villagers played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with local rivals 1874 Northwich in a thrilling derby clash on Tuesday evening.

Chris Smith’s stunning opener got us off to the perfect start as his fine effort left Greg Hall with no chance in the 1874 goal, the opening exchanges continued with the Villagers playing some excellent football and Jack Irlam went close with a fine effort from the edge of the box.

After 16 minutes the home side were awarded a penalty that Scott McGowan slotted home past Barnton debutant Chris Davies. With their next move 1874 moved into the lead with McGowan getting his second in as many minutes finishing off a well worked corner routine.

Despite going behind the Villagers continued to threaten and Irlam levelled the game up with a fantastic effort from the edge of the box, and we finished the half strongly with Jack Woolley going close on half time.

Half time: 1874 Northwich 2-2 Barnton

McGowan was on hand to punish us once again and complete his hat-trick two minutes into the second half when he finished inside the box leaving Davies with no chance.

But once again we rallied and forced out way back into the contest, forcing their hosts on the back foot with some great counter attacking play. Sam Houghton forced Hall into a great stop and shortly after Irlam bagged the equaliser our play merited.

The equaliser sparked 1874 into life, and they pressed and probed late on and we continued to offer a threat on the break. Keeper Davies pulled off an outstanding save as the game headed into added on time to ensure that we picked up our first point of the season.

Speaking after the game manager Steve Lloyd was delighted with his side: “I don't think anybody can argue we didn't earn that point, the lads dug into a game plan that demanded hard work off the ball & caution on it.

But for an outstanding centre forward performance from Scott McGowan we could have been talking about something much different, he was outstanding tonight.”

He added: “The difference between our performance Saturday to tonight is that we had intensity in our play & set ourselves up to play with a tempo on the attack, we were guilty at weekend of only doing that in spells, tonight said the template for how we must play for every minute in every game, the lads deserve the credit tonight, they were superb.”

Up next is a trip to Bootle away on Saturday afternoon with a 3pm kick off on Merseyside.

Full Time: 1874 Northwich 3-3 Barnton

Line Ups:
Barnton
: Davies, Ford, Stafford, Bayley, James McShane (Hamid), Houghton, Webster, Jason McShane, Irlam, Smith, Woolley (Bandell)
Unused Subs: Kiernan, Warren, Pearson

Key moments

1:00
Goal Chris Smith scores for Barnton
15:00
Goal Goal for 1874 Northwich
18:00
Goal Goal for 1874 Northwich
33:00
Goal Jack Irlam scores for Barnton
47:00
Goal Goal for 1874 Northwich
73:00
Goal Jack Irlam scores for Barnton

Highlights

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80:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Stafford is yellow carded for Barnton
73:00 Goal 3 - 3
Jack Irlam scores for Barnton
47:00 Goal 3 - 2
Goal for 1874 Northwich
End of period 1
33:00 Goal 2 - 2
Jack Irlam scores for Barnton
18:00 Goal 2 - 1
Goal for 1874 Northwich
15:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for 1874 Northwich
1:00 Goal 0 - 1
Chris Smith scores for Barnton
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As it happened

  • 1874 Northwich
  • Barnton
  • 0
  • Chris Smith Goal 1:00'
  • Goal 15:00'
  • Goal 18:00'
  • Jack Irlam Goal 33:00'
  • Goal 47:00'
  • Jack Irlam Goal 73:00'
  • Jordan Stafford Yellow Card 80:00'

Team selection

Davies, Christopher Davies, Christopher
Stafford, Jordan Stafford, Jordan
Ford, Niall Ford, Niall
McShane, Jason McShane, Jason
Bayley, Adam Bayley, Adam
McShane, James McShane, James
Irlam, Jack Irlam, Jack
Webster, George Webster, George
Smith, Chris Smith, Chris
Woolley, Jack Woolley, Jack
Houghton, Sam Houghton, Sam

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Padiham
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Irlam
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League table

# Team Played Won Points
1. Runcorn Town 22 17 51
2. Bootle 22 16 49
3. Runcorn Linnets 23 14 47
4. Atherton Collieries 21 14 46
5. 1874 Northwich 21 14 46
6. Padiham 21 12 38
7. AFC Liverpool 23 12 38

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