"Hats off to both teams for playing some good football despite the extremely blustery conditions. Playing with the wind in the first half, Recliners created several decent chances, but as in the previous week’s encounter, were foiled by the excellent Chew Keeper. Recliners eventually broke the deadlock after 25 minutes when Sharpie got the better of a goal mouth scramble to chest in from 4 yards. The second half was relatively even in the early stages, with Chew now having the wind behind them. Recliners dug in and started to put together some decent passages of play culminating in a second goal, when Toby nodded in superbly at the back post from and excellent Matt Davis cross. Further chances came and went, but Recliner's dominance was further rewarded with a close-range conversion from Sharpie on 80 minutes to make it 3-0 and effectively secured the result. The teams reconvened for after match drinks in the ‘Whitchurch’ and were happy to watch the worst of Storm Ciara’s efforts from the comfort of the pub. Best wishes to the Chew boys for the rest of the season. "
Chew Magna 45's Report:
" Chew playing Recliners for the second time in 2 weeks were up against a very strong Recliners squad boosted by the cancellation of their 35s team's game and a guest from Wick FC. Chew had to play against the fierce wind in the first half and were under siege in their half from the start as they struggled to get forward against the wind and hail. Keen in goal was outstanding and denied Recliners on many occasions. The goal when it came was unlucky as a clearance rebounded off the upper arm of the Recliners striker and into the open goal. Chew dug in and were pleased to end the half 1-0 down. In the second half they were unable to capitalise on the wind advantage as the impact of having only a small squad (12) took it's toll. Recliners gained the upper hand and scored a well worked headed second goal and then a third to round off the scoring. Both teams tried to play football in the gale and it was all played out in good spirit with drinks in the pub afterwards"