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Late flurry and memorable comeback sees PCFC gain an unlikely draw

Posted by Dan on March 14, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (1)

PCFC travelled to top of the table Central FC with their squad stretched to the absolute maximum, and the home side going in to the match as the punters' clear favourites - for 75 minutes, it looked like those predictions would be right, but it was PCFC who were celebrating at the full time whistle after some Roy of the Rovers action in the final quarter of the game. 


The blues, in red, travelled to Eccles with a number of regular members of the squad missing, so debuts were handed out to keeper Dave Brookes, midfielder Andrew Kenyon, and Damien Otway was an experienced head named on the bench. Leach moved to rleft back while Nicky Johnson, Luke Stretton and Ste Earp returned to the starting line up too. 


It was Central however, who made the best possible start - in the opening minutes a PCFC goal kick was taken short, intercepted and slotted home. 1-0 to the home side. 10 minutes later Leach had to depart the action with a blood injury, PCFC shuffled their pack, Otway moved into central midfield but Central began to gain control of the match, dominating possession and territory. Wave after wave of Central attack, PCFC unable to really clear their lines beyond half way, and Brookes called into action on a number of occasions, coming off his line sharply to narrow angles, clear outside his box and tidy up any loose balls. 


Mellor and Johnson were working hard upfront, but not getting much ball. Mellor showed determination and speed to wriggle away on a couple of occasions, but the visitors had failed to test Central's keeper in the opening half. As the half was drawing to a close, PCFC found themselves attacking down the left, but that attack broke down, and Central burst forward on the counter attack - 30 seconds later the ball was in PCFC's goal and Central went into the break 2-0 up, PCFC on the ropes as the half draw to a close. 


A few personel and positional changes were made at the break, with Bradley moving ufront and Mellor switching to wide right, the industrious Kenyon taking a breather.  PCFC started the second half with a bit more purpose and intent, Cullen and Otway mopping up well in the middle of the park, but once again it was Central creating the goal scoring opportunities - Brookes saving 4 or 5 shots on target, tipping one over the bar and making a fine double save from one corner. Stirling stuff from the keeper! 


At the other end, Stretton stretched his legs with a mazy run from wide left to outside right, weaving between challenges before firing over the bar. The game was beginning to get a little stretched as PCFC sought a way back into it.  Central created further chances, heading over twice and agains the bar once,  and this time it was Boyers who was on hand with a selection of goal line clearances, one while lying down, another sprinting back towards the goal line with the keeper rounded. The score remained 2-0 with 30 to play.... until the referee gave what can only be described as a 'very soft' penalty. The ball bouncing up against Earp's arm off their striker, after an excellent Earp interception. PCFC were distraught, but the decision had been made and the ball was stroked home for 3-0.  


PCFC did not give up though! Boyers led a counter attack from the left - Johnson finding Otway, who pulled it back for the tired minister to shoot on goal - blocked on the way. Earp then drove a shot through bodies but slightly too wide. Central seemed a little tired , and Kenyon rejoined the action for the final 15 minutes for Mellor, who'd put in a great shift both upfront and on the right side.  What happened next was truly remarkable.... 


PCFC got one back with 15 minutes to play - Stretton finding Johnson who rolled his man, laid off Bradley who slotted home coolly to make it 3-1. Bradley then had another chance moments later, but fired agonisingly wide at the front post. PCFC sensed a Central wobble, and the quick thinking Churchman lofted a free kick through to Bradley who found a yard of space and tucked his shot away nicely. 3-2 with 8 minutes to play! 


PCFC piled the pressure on, and Central seemed to sit deeper and deeper - in the final minutes a PCFC free kick was launched into the box, but dealt with. The second ball fell to Kenyon, who curled the ball back into the box - there was Johnson coming toward the ball, who volleyed first time and the ball nestled in the corner. An exquisite finish from the tall striker, and an incredible climax to the game. Back from the dead, PCFC stole a point from the league leaders - and what a vital point it could prove to be in the battle for Div 2 survival. With 4 matches left to play, PCFC will be looking to build on the final stages of this game, the character, commitment and work rate which got them back on level terms agains the leage leaders. Glorious! 


Man of the Match went to debutant goalkeeper Brookes for a string of fine saves. Mentions also in the voting for Bradley, Boyers and Johnson, but all round a fantastic second half effort from all involved! Pleasing

March update - remaining fixtures

Posted by Dan on March 10, 2016 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

PCFCers, 


Here are our confirmed remaining fixtures: 

12th March AWAY vs Central FC 

2nd April HOME vs  Westwood 

23rd April AWAY vs Westwood 

30th April HOME vs Kay Street 


There is also a match against Burnley Blues that will need rescheduling if possible - but options are somewhat limited by Easter events, church weddings, church weekend away and other things, so will keep you posted on this.  End of Season eventds and dates will be announced shortly too so please keep in contact and keep yourselves free wherever possible for the run in - a strong finish to the season from us could still see us finish 4th, if we can put a run of wins together! So let's get up for it, and do all we can to acheive all we can in the remaining matches.

6 goal thriller sees Ditton take home the spoils

Posted by Dan on March 10, 2016 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It was another soggy February morning that saw PCFC looking to build on their victory over Langworthy, and a late venue switch due to Ditton's hill being unplayable, saw Moss view as the host venue once more for Ditton Athletic vs PCFC. The blues welcomed back familiar faces Cowburn, Halligan and Stretton while there was also a full competitive debut for Matt Ball. 


The opening exchanges were cagey, with neither side able to really stamp their authority on the game, the pitch and some uneven bounces and bobbles causing challenges for one or two and making PCFC's trademark 'liquid football' a challenge.  Ditton created one or two openings that were comfortably dealt with by PCFC's number 1 Wiswall, while at the other end Cowburn headed just wide after some good link up play and a superb cross from Ball.  


Frustratingly for the blues, it was Ditton who took the lead, and soon doubled it. The opening goal coming after 25 minutes or so after an attack down PCFC's left saw the striker cut inside and drill a shot in low at the front post. 10 minutes later and it was 2-0, with the blues defensive line appealing for an offside (not given) Ditton found themselves with 2 strikers - as Wiswall came out to narrow the angle, the ball was played square and a simple tap in to an empty net for 2-0. The blues had a mountain to climb. 


But climb it they did - rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in, a neat passing move saw Cowburn's perfectly weighted lofted through ball find Stretton, the ball bounced once and Stretton lashed home on the half volley for 1-2. A well worked goal and a way back in to the match going into half time. 


The second half saw Kyle Bradley (late entry) introduced and PCFC sought to press early and get back into the game. This did leave one ro two gaps at the other end, Wiswall called into action on a couple of occasions while Ditton's striker headed wide with the goal gaping. Ditton then had a goal chalked off for offside, much to the (inappropriate) disgust of their 'persistantly vocal' striker..Still 2-1 - would Ditton live to regret these missed chances? 


Soon enough it was 2-2. A free kick lofted in at the back post saw Stretton time his run to perfection and coolly finish for 2-2. Moss VIew was jubilant, Ditton furious! Tempers began to flare a bit and Ditton had a selection of players booked for dissent, and PCFC really began turning the screw in search of what would have been a memorable winner and a fantastic comeback. Stretton headed wide, Bradley didn't connect at the back post, and Boyers headed over and the scores remained level. 


Now it was PCFC's turn to rue missed chances though, with Ditton scoring twice in the final 7 minutes to take home the points - the first, a back post finish as PCFC foundthemselves stretched on the counter attack, and it was 4-2 with the final kick off the game, Wiswall worringly injured in his attempts to stop the shot. 4-2 it finished, in what ended up as a bog with Ditton having a substitue sent off for a second booking. 


The points travelled to Widnes and PCFC still find themselves looking up the table . MOM went to Stretton for a dominant midfield performance capped with 2 goals

Muddy Battle ends with 4 goals and 3 points for the blues

Posted by Dan on February 8, 2016 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

An early morning pitch inspection gave the green light for the hotly anticipated PCFC Vs Langworthy Moss view encounter. Players were few and far between with the blues kept on their toes until 10.20 for number 11 and 10.45 for number 12. The team lined up with Boyers and R Hanley filling the full back rolls, with Churchman and Earp perhaps the only paring who had played more than once together. Leach and Johnson started up top, Bradley and Cullen in the middle with CJ Collins and Mcneil out wide.


It was a lively opening few minutes which set the tone for a closely fought match. PCFC seemed to be out the blocks speedily and were taking the game to the yellows. It didn’t take long for PCFC to carve the first chance with Johnson weaving his way in after good work out wide, the striker narrowly dragging his shot wide. Mellor was soon brought on to replace the exciting  Leach, who welcomed the change due to injury. He was next to muster a chance after good work from Bradley and latterly Cullen, that released Johnson and Mellor popped up at the back post after rounding the keeper, but pulled his shot wide. A few corners were forced but on the 20 minute mark it remained 0-0. Johnson had a couple more efforts blocked by Langworthy's keeper as the score remained goalless. Langworthy had the odd break forward but a high back line from the hosts ended up with a handful of attacks ending prematurely due to early runs. There were battles emerging all over as both teams seemed to go from front to back speedily; Hanley and Boyers were winning theirs as were most of the blues. Mcneil and Collins were running at the full backs and the visiting line was under pressure. Churchman dragged a shot just wide from outside the box, while Bradley headed wide unmarked from a header...would the home side go on to rue not converting the chances from their early dominance?


The yellows managed to put some of their own pressure on to the blues but Wiswall was awake to any chances including a couple of corners that were routine. The home pressure soon paid off however, with the blues behind the visiting line and Johnson bundled down for a penalty; the big striker slotting it home on the half hour mark. 1-0. It was more of the same after the blues took the lead – Mellor running in the channels and in the space, Johnson finding space and the middle line assisting where possible. Cullen was breaking up play well which allowed Bradley to venture forward and after good work from the blues back line, particularly Earp and Hanley a ball was fired in to the edge of the box by McNeil which Bradley expertly guided in the bottom corner a few minutes before the half ended to make it 2-0. Half volley outside of the boot which gave the keeper no chance!  It was a deserved doubling on the lead on the balance of play. Blocks, headers and interceptions were regular in snuffing out any Langworthy danger and the first half soon ended and the blues were in a strong position, Wiswall once again mopping up anything that came his way.  


The opening exchanges in the second half saw Langworthy up their work rate, pressure and really try to take the game to the home side. But their efforts were dealt with well by the backline, shots were fired high and wide, Wiswall came to collect on a couple of occasions and PCFC seemed to have weathered the storm. Grimshaw came on for the injured Collins, who'd put in a fine shift on the left flank, and the game looked to be beyond Langworthy when a third goal went in for the home side - a ball in from the left side from McNeil that Langworthy's keeper failed to hold - Johnson was on hand to tap in to give the home side a comfortable lead. 3-0 with half an hour to play.


The comfortable lead didn't last long though, as the heavy pitch and soggy weather began to take it's toll on the blues' legs. A shot from outside the box squirmed beyond Wiswall in the slippery conditions, and Langworthy tails were up.  Then it all got a bit bizare as a Langworthy player disagreed with an offside decision and was given his marching orders for abusing the ref. PCFC 2 goals up and now a man up - but Langworthy seemed to pull together and increased the pressure. Soon it was 3-2 as a shot was lashed home, PCFC outnumbered on the break by the 10 men! 


While panic could have set in, it didn't - the blues tried to get their foot on the ball once more, with Cullen and Bradley pulling the strings in midfield. As the home side looked to make the most of the extra space afforded to them, Grimshaw broke down the right, and his cross evaded everyone and nestled in the bottom corner for 4-2. Delirium at Moss View! But the delirium was very shortlived, as Langworthy gave an almost instant response, carving their way through the middle of PCFC's quarted and sliding home for 4-3.... 


15 minutes to play, and the game was hung finely in the balance. Johnson had a header superbly saved by Langworthy's keeper while at the other end Earp and Churchman, were dealing with everything thrown at them. Langworthy pressed and pressed with the game becoming increasingly stretched. Take a bow Wiswall for a couple of superb claims at this point, and Rick Hanley for a fantastic shift, culminating in a fantastic defensive header, clearing off the line from under the bar - stirling stuff.  


As the clock ticked by, Bradley and Cullen sat a little deeper to offer a bit more protection, and the blues managed the game out expertly. 4-3 as the final whistle blue, and delight for PCFC who record their first win of the season in a hard fought but deserved win over Langworthy.


MOM went by vote  to Kyle Bradley, with Wiswall and Johnson taking the runners up spots - a fantastic team effort though with muddy heroes all over the pitch

Post Christmas update, upcoming fixtures etc

Posted by Dan on February 8, 2016 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Readers! 


Sorry for the lack of updates in the build up to Christmas - life was particularly busy and hectic but here's some headlines we won't dwell on too much 


A 4-0 defeat away at St. Elizabeth's (well done to Kyle McNeil for MOM in this match. Notable shout out for Wis with a number of fine saves in goal in the opening half here)


A 6-1 defeat against Burnley CSY (aka Div 1 champions previous 57 years in a row) in the Cup (well done to Ste Hanley for a grafting performance , decent goal and MOM award) Not even the returning Curvis could help produce some Cup Magic!) 


Upcoming Fixtures:  With a number of matches rained off pre Christmas, please make a note of the upcoming, keep your eye on the clouds!) 


Sat 6th Feb Home vs Langworthy 

Sat 20th Feb Away vs Central FC (Salford) 

Sat 27th Feb Away vs Ditton (rearranged fixture) 

Sat 5th March Home vs Burnley CSB 

Sat 26th March POSSIBLE FIXTURE - rearrangement tbc

Sat 2nd April Home vs Westwood 

Sat 30th April Away vs Kay Street 


At the minute, we still have to finalise a date for our Home match vs Kay St, and our away match vs Westwood... if there's dates you definitely can't do, please let us know these at the earliest opportunity as we try to get through the backlog! 


Thanks again - onwards and upwards! 

PCFC Cruise Into Next Round of Cup....and Update

Posted by Dan on November 13, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

PCFC enjoyed a smooth route and a fairly relaxed Saturday evening as they progressed into the second round of the League Cup, 


The blues successfully navigated their way round a bye, and now face one of the Burnley sides in Round 2.  PCFC's Jonathan Boyers commented, 'obviously there's no easy fixtures at this level, but the main thing is that we've progressed and we're delighted to be in the hat'...  


Squad Update: We now have two fixtures left before Christmas: -

away vs Westwood on Sat 21st November

away vs St. Elizabeth's on Sat 19th November


If lads can get these fixtures down in your diaries that would be much appreciated - it would be fantastic to go into the final fixtures before Christmas with a full strength squad to choose from.


Our Home match scheduled for Sat 5th December Home vs Kay Street has been rescheduled for 30th January due to Kay Street's involvement in the National Christian trophy. 


Onwards and upwards lads! 




PCFC 0 - 2 Central FC

Posted by Dan on October 20, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

PCFC edged out (again!) as Central Climb 


It was already the fourth league game of the season as the blues turned reds, lined up on another dry Moss View morning. A few changes again to the starting 11 as Johnson made a start next to Halligan up front, Arrowsmith, dropped to centre midfiled, with Boyers back in the right fullback slot post baby arrival. A first start in the sticks for the experienced Dave Baldwin and the reds were all set.


The opening exchanges were even, the pace of the game was steady and it was to be a tight contest. PCFC started a bit hestitant but with ten minutes on the clock they began to impress themselves on the game. Arrowsmith, who had the beating of his opponent all afternoon began with his mazey runs from the middle and Halligan his support, the reds were looking steady. The back line seemed to have a fair amount to do after a few early attacks for the visitors, but both sides were giving as good as they got and with 20 minutes gone there was nothing to show for either side.


The reds were defending well as the visitors forced a few corners, the reds did too but nothing came. McNeil and Atherton were working hard out wide and across the pitch it was even stevens. A break down the left saw the reds lose shape momentarily on the half hour mark and with men over in the box it was disappointing that a pacey ball was knocked in to give the visitors the lead. Not dis-spirited, the reds picked themselves up and tried to find an equaliser.


From a set piece delievered by Kyle Halligan Kyle Bradley headed against the post - down the other end Central's striker then fired against the bar from outside the box before the visitors had a goal disallowed for offside too.


Before half time the pressure was put on the visting back line and there was a great chance for Johnson to slot home for 1-1 but it wasn’t to be, after the big striker, well found from the keeper's kick, thrashed over. Kieran Halligan was replaced on the 40 minute mark as Mellor came in up front. Cullen came on for McNeilThe first half was soon gone after the odd free kick and corner for both teams. It was the reds that had finished the half the stronger and it was all set for an equally tight second half.


The second half was another close affair, although the game was beginning to get stretched a little and the home side were beginning to really press and probe for an equaliser. Arrowsmith fired wide on a couple of occasions, while Cowburn, on for Johnson, volleyed inches wide with an acrobatic effort. 


Down at the other end Baldwin was earning his keep, with a fine stop with an outstretched leg and parrying a stinging shot over the bar, watching it all the way. The home side threw caution to the wind, bringing McNeil into the fray once more for the industrious Atherton, but as the clock ticked down, there was still just one goal in it.  


Coming into the closing stages, PCFC went for broke, moving to 3 at the back in search of an equaliser... Johnson came on for Boyers and balls were being fired into the box, but it was from a corner that PCFC conceded the second goal, with 5 minutes remaining. As the game drew to a close, there was a bit of handbag swinging, Central's players getting a little excitable after disagreeing with the Ref's decisions, and PCFC players allowing themselves to be drawn into this too - it wasn't a reflection on the previous 85 minutes, which had been combative and tight....Cowburn had a free kick comfortably saved after a foul on young Collins, but a fourth defeat sees PCFC still looking for that elusive first win of the season. It will come soon, and it will be celebrated 



PCFC 1 Ditton 2

Posted by Dan on September 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Another narrow home defeat leaves PCFC leaving September pointless


PCFC lined up in the familiar home blue for a second consecutive home game; this time the merseyside opposition were Ditton. PCFC were forced in to a number of changes with Harrison and Stretton starting in the middle, Churchman dropping in to the back line and Kaci Stott alongside Arrowsmith in a strong looking starting line up for the blues.


In the opening exchanges it was clear the visitors were comfortable on the ball as they had the bulk of the possession as both teams seemed to cancel each other out in the opening 15 minutes. The blues back line were the busier of the two defences but dealt with anything thrown their way. It was the blues however, that came closest to opening the scoring in the sun. the referee awarded the blues a spot kick for a foul in the box after a free kick, then latterly a corner. Arrowsmith narrowly firing wide before the game sprung to life. Harrison and Stretton were dealing well with the opposing middle line who flashed the ball around neatly. Often threading the ball up front Churchman and Earp dealt with long balls and one-twos alike. Boyers and Grimshaw were rarely troubled out wide and with 30 minutes on the clock the hosts were comfortable. Wiswall dominant in the sticks and the backline with a few last ditch stretches and blocks afforded nothing clear for the visitors.


Ditton had waves of attacks but with Atherton and Mellor often working back well, the blues were mopping up with ease. The hosts were looking lively upfront with Arrowsmith and Stott working the back line well. The youthful energy troubled Ditton and although PCFC looped in the odd free kick from deep and forced a handful of corners they had nothing to show after a tight first half.


The second half started with Ditton making a number of changes, and bringing on fresh legs in their front 3 positions, and it was the visitors who looked sharper as the half began. it was Ditton who took the lead, with a through ball evading the blue back line, Harrson tumbling under pressure and Ditton's forward slotting past Wiswall to give the visitors the lead.


PCFC sought to give an instant response, and nearly did - Churchman firing a header against the underside of the bar, bouncing on the line, and in the rebound melee Stretton found the bar once more... the game became slightly more stretched and soon the visitors had doubled their lead - a one-two from their left hand side saw their winger cut in and fire past Wiswall, with more than a hint of offside but nothing given, and 2-0 now to the visitors.


PCFC knew they had time to get back into the game if they kept their heads and their shape. Grimshaw fired at the keeper as did Arrowsmith, but it was Arrowsmith who got a vital goal back for the home side - a routine through ball was fumbled by Ditton's keeper, and Stretton had the composure to take a touch and find Arrowsmith who drilled the ball home. 1-2 with 15 minutes to play


The closing stages saw the game stretched further - with PCFC looking for an equaliser and Ditton looking dangerous on the break. It was nearly 3-1 but for an incredible interception from Ste Earp - Ditton passed their way through the defence, 3 players on Wiswall and beating the keeper - but as their striker looked to slot the ball into the empty net, Earp arrived with the sort of challenge Jaap Stam would make in his dreams. The score remained 2-1. Mellor came back on for the closing 15 minutes, and PCFC really put the pressure on - ditton's keeper punching well on a couple of occasions, Arrowsmith firing in again in the closing stages but the keeper was well behind it - plenty of balls into the box, last ditch defending and bodies were enough to snuff out any chances in the closing minutes, and Ditton took home the spoils...


Man of the Match went to Steven Earp for a solid and combative performance at centre back, including 'tackle of the century' - a mention also to the composed Grimshaw who dominated at left back... on to the next game and the blues will be looking to pick up points as they travel to Langworthy

PCFC 4 St Elizabeth's 5

Posted by Dan on September 17, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Avoidable goals cost PCFC in opening day thriller

 

People's Church kicked off the 2015/16 season with a home fixture against old rivals St. Elizabeth's. Both teams have undergone something of a personnel turnover since the sides last met more than 2 seasons ago, but there were still some friendly (or at least familiar!) faces from old times as the new season got underway.

 

PCFC lined up with a 4-1-4-1 formation, Wiswall in the sticks, a back 4 of Boyers, Earp, Badley and Grimshaw, making his competitive debut at left back. Churchman sat infront of the back 4, with McNeil and Mellor on the wings, Stretton and Atherton in the middle. Atherton making a welcome return after 3 years of injuries and mega breakfasts being cooked. Connor Arrowsmith started up front and the season was started.

 

The opening exchanges saw both sides probing and testing, looking for a way through, but it was the visitors who made the breakthrough - a long range low drive from outside the box clipping the post before nestling in the back of the net. 0-1

 

But within a matter of minutes, PCFC were level - a break down the right saw Arrowsmith beat a man, and cross the ball for Mellor, who's fantastic run from deep was picked out and he gleefully slotted home for an instant home reply. Arrowsmith fired a shot just wide and momentum swung to the home side - soon it was 2-1 - this time a break down the left with Grimshaw and Stretton combining before Atherton's pass / shot found Arrowsmith unmarked to tap home, 2-1 and Moss View was going wild!

 

PCFC looked solid and comfortable at this point, Earp and Bradley mopping up at the back, Grimshaw breaking and PCFC looking like a threat going forward. Out of nowhere St E's found themselves level, a free kick that Wiswall was unable to keep hold of, and St E's striker responded the quickest to smash home for 2-2. Wiswall then made a double save as the momentum seemed to swing toward the visitors for a period.

 

Both sides looked dangerous going forward - Grimshaw had a free kick that fizzed just wide... then Stretton had a header ruled out for a marginal offside... but it was St Elizabeth's who made it 3-2 before half time - a free kick cleared initially by Boyers, but the second ball into the box found St Ez striker unmakred at the far post and volleying home for 3-2. There was controversy in the closing minutes as Boyers surged forward from defence, was released by a lovely Mellor through ball and St E's defender slipped before then taking Boyers down on the edge of the box with the defender through on goal... no card given this time - 3-2 to the visitors going into the break.

 

PCFC started the second half with positivity and gusto, and so did the visitors. PCFC made it 3-3 on 55 minutes, Grimshaw with a free kick, deflected and in, wrong footing St Es keeper and then game turned toward the home side again soon after, with a penalty given for climbing in the box - St Es got a little excited at this point, but the penalty was despatched by Arrowsmith for 4-3...

 

PCFC seemed to get a little excited themselves though, and became the architects of their own downfall... a quick free kick from the back ended up falling at St Elizabeth feet, who raced forward and lobbed Wiswall with a perfect chip for 4-4, before a route 1 punt downfield was missed by 2 defenders, but the striker in an offside position, apparently become not offside as PCFC attempted to play the ball and started a new phase of play... despair for the home side as St Es striker slotted in at the near post for 4-5.... still with 20 minutes left on the clock...

 

Once again the blues rolled their sleeves up - Stott came on for Mellor, bringing some youthfulness to proceedings as the club's youngest ever debutant. Arrowsmith was released over the top and 'that defender' from the first half came in with another last man challenge. This time, the referee was not so forgiving and the player was given his marching orders. PCFC now had an extra man and 20 minutes to find a way through as the rain began to lash down....

 

 Stott drilled a shot wide at the front post, Stretton was driving the team forward, Bradley pushed upfront and volleyed over from close range, Boyers didn't get enough on a header, Arrowsmith delivered a perfect cross but no-one could connect, Churchman got too much on a header... Halligan entered the fray as the home side desperately sought a way back..... and the clock ticked down. And the final whistle blew

 

5-4 to the visitors in an enthralling encounter. PCFC will be kicking themselves to take nothing from a game that saw them lead 2-1 and 4-3... avoidable goals and a bit more composure needed, but we move on to the next game knowing it is going to be an entertaining season...

 

MOM went to Arrowsmith for 2 goals and an assist, and a constant menace upfront for the home side...

 

 

NEW SEASON 2015 /16

Posted by Dan on September 17, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

PCFC begin the 6th season of their brief but joyful existence in Division 2 of the SMCCFL for the 2015/16 season.

 

After a season that was tough for a number of reasons last year, the blues are delighted to be back and playing against some familiar teams, and an exciting squad is emerging from pre-season. Churchman is back from his Oriental scouting trip and is currently negotiation personal terms with Nakata about a 'pay as you play' deal, Alan Atherton is returning to the squad after 3 years of injury and Saturday work, McCabe is emerging from the early months of his firstborn, and a number of new younger players have signed up. It's a season to look forward to and there's every reason for optimism....

 

Opening fixtures are

 

Sat 12th Sept Home vs St Elizabeth's

Sat 26th Sept Home vs Ditton

Sat 3rd October Away vs Langworthy

Sat 17th October Home vs Central FC

Sat 31st October Away vs Community Solutions Blue

 

Training has now moved from the summer fields into 'autumn mode' - 7.30-9pm at Partington Sports VIllage, please bring £3 with you for training, and lads, we are still receiving sign on fees for the season! : )

 

Together, Let's make it a good season #PCFC


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