PlayerMatch.com Cup Semi-Finals 1st Leg
|Wythenshawe Town||1-2||Sandbach United|
Wythenshawe Town manager James Kinsey, "It's frustrating. But we get a chance to put it right next week. We will have Aaron Dwyer and Jack Timmons back for the second leg which will be a good boost for the squad."
Sandbach's Jason Doggett, "We are so proud of our players today. To have the desire and discipline to stick to a game plan when at times challenged both physically and psychologically, this demonstrates the quality we have in our squad.
"We rode our luck at times but this is football and at times you need the luck. We focus on our next game and continuing to build. Thank you to our players and to our travelling support! Up the Bach!"
Sandbach United's Mike Senior, "It is great to go to an inform side like Wythenshawe Town and get the early advantage in the cup and bag two away goals which stands us in good stead.
"However, we are well aware of the dangers they pose across the whole pitch and the second leg is bound to be a great but tough game for both teams. Obviously, as the current holders of the cup, we are determined to give it our all to try and reach our third final in four years in this competition."
NWCFL Premier Division
|1874 Northwich||0-0||Barnoldswick Town|
1874 Northwich manager Wayne Goodison, "Difficult and strange day but I thought a reasonable game. Congratulations to Barlick for sticking to a game plan and defending well. On another day we score and it changes the complexion of the game.
"Another point and a clean sheet so we are happy with that."
|Charnock Richard||4-3||Litherland REMYCA|
Charnock Richard manager Ryan Donnellan, "We always knew the game was going to be tough not from a footballing point of view but physical! It’s always good to go 1-0 up so early in a game but we let Remyca back in the game far too easy. They threw everything at us for a good 15/20 minutes but we weathered the storm and managed to snatch a goal on the stroke of half time.
"I’ve never seen a second-half like it for a very long time with two sendings off for each team, three which I think weren’t sendings off but one was! Again we gifted Remyca goals but overall we worked hard to get the three points we deserved.
|Hanley Town||1-3||Squires Gate|
Squires Gate manager Luke Evans, "After a poor first-half showing from us and a good one from Hanley we could not argue with going in 1-0 down at half time but as we have shown recently we are more than ready to come out and play for the full 90 minutes.
"We were excellent in the second half and could have easily won by more. Credit to Hanley though who stayed in the game and pushed us all the way. We are now on three wins from three and we are hoping we can continue the season and keep our run going.
Irlam manager Michael Dodd, "Great way for us to get back to winning ways after a disappointing day last weekend. We were on the front foot from the off and got ourselves deservedly 4-0 up at half-time. We were genuinely good value for the lead, as was the quality of our attacking play.
"Whitchurch were much better in the 2nd half and grabbed a couple of goals towards the end to almost make it interesting; fair play to their lads.
"Special mentions have to go to Jordan Icely with a brilliant brace and MOM performance; along with Oscar Campbell who grabbed a goal on his full debut. I'm delighted for both lads and the whole team. On we go (hopefully!)."
Northwich Victoria manager Steve Wilkes, "Very strange atmosphere before the game in the dressing room with what's been happening within football. I think that showed in the first half for both teams.
"We gave the lads a bit of a talking to at half time and it seemed to work as we scored in the first minute. We gave a sloppy goal away but responded well. I think we ran out comfortable winners in the end.
"Special mention to our centre half Brandon Barski who's scored four goals in three games. "
Burscough manager Nick Matthews," Awful! Never got started. We conceded an early penalty and it got worse from then on. The lads are disappointed with themselves and rightly so.
"We were very poor in possession and even worse without the ball. We have been in great form of late, so we need to take it on the chin; regroup and go again on Tuesday against 1874."
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