Eagle Sports 2 Greenalls PSO 0
EAGLE Sports enjoyed a derby day win against Greenalls PSO in the Cheshire League top flight on Saturday.
With both teams languishing further down the table than they would have hoped, a win for Sports secured more than just Warrington bragging rights as they leapfrogged above their neighbours.
First half goals from Ged McAllister and Craig Hall were enough to secure the three points for the Sky Blues.
The opener came 11 minutes in to the game when midfielder Michael Hickman skipped through the Greenalls defence, dodging two tackles, before delivering for McAllister to nod home his sixth goal in five games.
Greenalls retaliated and captain Lee Hughes saw his shot drift narrowly wide of the left post from 18 yards out after 20 minutes.
But Eagle punished the visitors when Greenalls failed to clear from a Lee Boardman free kick and skipper Hall was on hand to poke home.
Eagle enjoyed a late flurry of chances but Jay Waldron could only sting Craig Clare’s fingertips before Liam Walker blazed over after good work down the left.
Greenalls looked like needing the spectacular to salvage anything from the game, and almost found it when Danny Topping’s effort from 25 yards fizzed inches wide of the post.
Greenalls boss Dave Bush said after the game: "Eagle deserved that, no doubt about it. They scored a good goal early on and we didn't score when we put them under pressure.
“The goal just before half time was a big blow and came quite fortunately for Eagle. We had a lot of ball in the second half but credit to them, they defended well and we couldn't break them down.
“Luckily we have a chance to put it right in two weeks time when they come to us in the Guardian Cup semi final."
Eagle McDermott, Coleman, Chinn, Hall, N Williams, Hickman, Hope, Boardman, Ellis, McAllister, Waldron. Subs Walker, Roberts, Cross, Quirk.
Greenalls Craig Clare, Paul Dobson, Gareth Johns, Alex Hardman, Jack Hynes, Danny Topping, Lee Hughes, Glen Percival, Robbie Hanley, Craig Hoyland, Lee Vaughan. Subs Chris Rogers, Lee Pennington, Neil Sutch.