Weekend Match Reports 1st February 2020

Posted by Victoria Adams on 3 February 2020

Cannock Ms 6 - 0 Bridgnorth

   Cannock’s push for promotion sent them to Bridgnorth this week. It also sent Fleet, Bloomer and Martin to Telford...Sat Nav issues. Cannock were without a number of players this week so again youngsters Hames and Cattell stepped up from the twos. 
   Cannock started woefully. Intensity very low with and without the ball. Bridgnorth had a lot of possession in the first ten minutes without creating many clear chances. Skipper Fleet tried to rally the troops through  actions rather than words. He glided forward from full back and played a lovely one two with Dippa. Fleet received it back in the D and thunder blasted it into what the kids would call “top bins”. After the first goal, Cannock started to play. Widdowson arrived at this point after a arm band related issue delaying his journey over. Martin scored Cannock’s second with a goal so memorable that is all I can say about it.
   The game then got a little bit fiery with Martin reacting to a naughty follow through from a Bridgnorth player. Hand bags were drawn before Cannock players calmed Scrappy Doo down. Both players receiving a yellow card. A disappointing moment for Martin who had been trying so hard to lose his Joey Barton nickname. Cannock’s third came through a deflected Lewis Michael cross. It remained 3-0 at half time. 
   Cannock continued to push in the second half and discovered something very magical. Something thought lost. Something not seen for years...Dippa’s goal scoring touch!  He scored a lovely first time touch from a Fleet cross then scored a wallop from a loose ball in the D. He completed his hat trick with a tap in after Martin and Bloomer combined nicely. 
   The game finished 6-0 and with results going their way Cannock’s lead at the top stretched to 8 points!


Cannock M2s 7 - 3 Old Wulfs M3s

   Cannock 2’s welcomed Old Wulfs 3’s to EDA,  after a great team performance last week Cannock wanted to build momentum and carry on with the winning streak. Cannock started well and took control of the game, they spent the vast majority of the first 15 minutes in Old Wulfs half but couldn’t convert their chances. The pressure eventually took its toll and Nat Yerbury bagged Cannocks 1st of the day, Cannock kept the pressure on and not long after were awarded a short corner, which Bruce Alcock happily converted.
   The half kept on getting better for Cannock, with Bruce off the pitch Raffaele Moscatiello took control of the awarded short corner and to his and his team mates shock converted from the top of the D bottom left, keeper stood no chance. Cannock got too confident and Old Wulfs pulled a goal back to make it 3-1.
   Cannock reformed and forced another short corner this time Raffaele Moscatiello decided to mix it up and passed left to Evan Alcock who skilfully converted his flick into the top left corner. Half time came and skipper Paul Martin was happy to be 4-1 up, the call was to up he work rate and keep control as Old Wulfs would come out fighting for the second half. Unfortunately Old Wulfs did just that and scored their second goal even though Cannock keeper Conor Lloyd-Smith made some great saves making it 4-2
   Cannock then woke up again and the midfield started to scare the Old Wulfs defence, Lewis Ashling, Nat Yerbury, Jake Griffiths , Paul Martin and Jack Rolfe all played some lovely hockey, all worked together and the ball was crossed to Raffaele Moscatiello who took his chance and sent the ball flying into the bottom left corner passed the keepers out stretched leg. Old Wulfs were spurred into life again and even some great saves from Conor Lloyd-Smith couldn’t stop them getting another goal to make it 5-3.
   Cannock then realised they had a fight on their hands and started to battle the midfield built the play and Jack Rolfe got Cannock’s 6th goal. From this point on Cannock took control and should of got their 7th from some great play, a peach of a ball passed to skipper Paul Martin from Raffaele Moscatiello was sent over the cross bar, a shot Dan Biggar would of been happy with. Old Wulfs were tiring now and Cannock took advantage some great play saw the ball passed to Raffaele Moscatiello who was on his hat trick, he picked it up half way into D to the left and reverse stick flicked it passed the diving keeper into the net, making it 7-3.
   Cannock kept on battling and should of got another goal after a great run down the right from Jake Griffiths he found Raffaele in the middle who put the ball wide, Cannock played some beautiful hockey at times but won’t be too happy with conceding 3 goals. Next week they are away to Wednesbury and hope to carry on with the winning ways.
   MOTM went to Phil the rock Micklewright for an assured performance at the back. 


Cannock M3s - Ludlow

No report from the 3s. Ludlow cncelled the came on friday night! 


Cannock L1s 0 - 1 Flyde

   Cannock ladies 1s hosted fylde for the second half of the league. Cannock held their ground for long periods of the game but fylde broke the deadlock in the third quarter with a well struck shot. The goal was enough to seal the deal for the away team. 



Cannock L3s 9 - 0 Lichfield L4s 

   Cannock put pressure on Lichfield from the start. Playing the ball across the pitch allowing many baseline runs from varies players. Cannock had a few chances but  the Lichfield keeper kept the ball out of the goal. The 1st goal finally came from some great team play closely followed by 4 more. At half time cannock were 5-0 up. 
   The second half was also dominated by cannock, putting lots of pressure on Lichfield the ball was hardly uout of the Lichfield half this resulted in Cannock winning 9-0. A great team performance playing some great hockey. Goals came from Lucy Black x4, Victoria Adams x2, Hannah Cole, Pippa Hawkes and Jenny Collins all getting on the scoresheet. Player of match was awarded to Lucy Black from both teams.


Cannock L4s 0 - 0 Bloxwich L4s

   Cannock Ladies 4s welcomed Bloxwich 4s to Erasmus Darwin Academy. The match was a friendly, and while the opposition supplemented their side with several players from higher teams, Cannock took the opportunity to continue the development of their squad, welcoming back players who had taken a break from the sport. 
   Cannock applied pressure early in the game but ebbed towards the end of the first half allowing Bloxwich to break through. Returning keeper Donna Rose made a nifty save to keep Cannock's sheet clean before half time. 
   The home team came out strongly in the second half, keeping the ball in the opposition half for much of the rest of the game. Towards the end of the match Cannock won a series of short and long corners and kept up the pressure, with Mandy McColl, Rachel Hughes and Michelle Woodward all having shots ending wide of the mark, and intrepid defender Tracey Carey even making it into the D for a shot.  While unable to score, Cannock can be pleased of a solid performance against a strong team. 


Donna Rose (GK)
Emma Hunneyball (C)
Abby Rhodes
Tracy Craig
Mandy McColl
Rachel Hughes (POM)
Michelle Woodward
Tracey Carey
Tracey Lloyd-Smith
Hannah Jordan
Julie Fisher
Jayne Flanagan
Mary Lester

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