Sat 21
1st Team
Ryburn United
Littletown 5-1 Ryburn United

Littletown 5-1 Ryburn United

By Cameron Cromack
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Littletown back to winning ways

Here is the match report from manager Jonny Ginnelly.

"After a disappointing result against Farsley last week, we knew we needed to get back on track, and from speaking to people who have been in and around the club for a number of years, Ryburn have always been a tough test. There is no better place to be than Beck Lane in the sunshine, and as the crowd filled up to around 60 attendance, it was the perfect platform to put on a show.

The game started with us dominating possession, and looking comfortable on the ball, but our final pass/delivery was way off. After a few near misses from corners, we grabbed the first goal of the game through a neat volley from Scott Lightowler, neatly tucked away into the bottom left corner from around the penalty spot after an Adam Williams flick on.

As has happened previously at Beck Lane against Calverley, Ryburn capitalised on our laid back approach having gone a goal up, and on the counter produced a post and in finish after some good footwork from their striker to make it 1-1. A real wake-up call.

Around 5 minutes before the interval, Littletown Winger Timmy Clarke took the game by the scruff of the neck, squaring up the full back, cutting inside and producing a well hit strike from 25 yard which took a slight deflection to make it 2-1 to the home side.

After a good talking to at half time, Littletown came out a different side. The introduction of Jordan Ledgard to the heart of the midfield made a massive impact and the game was 3-1 within 10 minutes of play. Lightowler again with the goal after a good piece of attacking play the ball was bundled over the line from close range.

Going from strength to strength, good forward runs from both Ledgard and Matthew Bolton breaking out from defence nearly led to further goals before the game was put to bed when Rob Mallender broke forward from the left and produced a fine whipped cross for Lightowler to neatly poke home at the near post and seal his hat-trick!

The game was put out of sight when Thomas Ramsden put behind him a few near misses with a neat finish to make the game 5-1. A very well deserved victory.

MOM: Scott Lightowler.

Great win against a tough opponent for us, we now sit third in the league with no league fixture for the next 2 weeks."

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Sat 21, Sep 2019