PRE-SEASON | West 2-0 Atherton Collieries – West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC

PRE-SEASON | West 2-0 Atherton Collieries

Tuesday 30th July 2019, pre-season friendly

West 2 (Holt 39, Trialist 47)
Atherton Collieries 0

Goals either side of half time were enough for West to round off pre-season with victory over Atherton Collieries.

Kris Holt scored six minutes before the break before a trialist added a second to secure an impressive win over the Northern Premier League Division One West champions.

Summer signing Holt gave West a deserved lead when he seized on a Lee Gavin through ball and nodded into an empty net after the Colls keeper had parried his initial effort into the air.

Less than two minutes after the restart, a trialist cut inside from the right wing and his cross beat the keeper with the help of Matty Boland’s run across the ball.

Brad Cooke made seven changes in the second half but West kept their shape to record a notable win and clean sheet.

West can now look forward to the start of the league season with confidence, registering three wins and eight goals in their final three friendlies, with excitement building ahead of Saturday’s trip to Eccleshall.

West: A. Jones, Cook, Cooper, Tinker, Forbes, Eckersley, Trialist, Gavin, Cottee, Holt, Boland. Subs used: Moloney, McLaughlin, Dale, Middleton, Horner, Steer, Henry.

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