CHESHIRE LEAGUE PREMIER @ MANCHESTER RD
19 MAY 2018 --- 2PM
As the end of season tour goes on and indeed for many clubs at step 7 the season is rattling away with many games a week when other leagues have completed there was chance to take a look at what would be the blogs first Cheshire League game, although of course 2 clubs have been covered in cup games this season [Congleton VR and Whaley Bridge Ath].
|ITS ALL LOOKING SMART AT MANCHESTER RD|
|TODAYS PROGRAMME V BILLINGE|
On the hopper front it was superb to catch up with Sean Blaney who we first met a few years ago at Main Rd Fc and who is a font of all knowledge for footy especially around this area with many a possible ground visit tip picked up for next year. Fellow traveller Mick had got in touch with a fellow hopper from Daisy Hill, sorry didn't pick get your name, but it was really one of those afternoons were football and grounds were discussed on a warm summers day, what could be better?
So with the needle back to the start of the record travel from base station at just before 1030 saw a swift change in Stockport and arrival at todays destination around mid day.
|KNUTSFORD AND KING ST WITH ROYAL WEDDING BUNTING|
Surprisingly enough having failed to secure a fish in chip shop it was Princess St that, good grief, offered up a Coop Cheese sandwich and rather appropriately millionaires shortbread was purchased and it was back onto the streets of Knutsford. Having cracked open the cheese sandwich I began to eat it along the streets only then did I realise I could have made a big social etiquette error, I was lowering the tone of the area significantly and it was time to move away quickly along the Manchester Rd before the lowering the tone police arrested me.
|FOOTY PICTURE WHILE THE WAFFLING CONTINUES|
Early arrival was looking on the cards so we walked past the ground a little way and when we came back a selection of large cars were leaving the ground initially thinking little of this as every other car is a Mercedes or BMW it was then a question of is the game off? Needless to say it wasn't we had just missed Arsenal and England international Danny Welbeck who had called in to the club for a bit of training!
|BEN BROOKS ABOUT TO EQUALISE FOR KNUTSFORD|
|HANDBALL.....NEVER REF ITS ONLY ONE HAND ANYWAY|
Shortly after though Knutsford found the equaliser a cross off the right saw Liam Crellin Myers set up Ben Brooks for the finish to make it 1-1. That's how it remained at the half time break but it has to be said Billinge were making this hard for Knutsford with some lovely passing football although at times it may have been a little too much and the Champions were struggling to get a dominant foothold in the game.
|GOAL LINE CLEARANCE FROM THE EARLIER HANDBALL|
|KNUTSFORD KEEPER CRAIG ELLISON RISES SUPERBLY TO CLAIM THE CROSS|
|A FINAL LOOK AT THAT BILLINGE KIT|