- Written by Ray Roberts
- Category: UCC Football
In a Challenge Cup game away to a very strong Astley & Tyldesley we lost Joe H and Lewis with sickness from the starting line up and Morgan and Josh were out also .We were asleep from the start and within 20 minutes found ourselves 3-0 down and were in fact 1-0 down after 30 seconds and 2-0 after 5 minutes Half time involved a severe rollicking asking the players to show some balls , win their 1st and 2nd challenges and generally take a leaf out of Oisins book who was our one shining light in the first half . That they did in abundance in the second half Marcus scoring his first very soon after the restart and soon after his second from the penalty spot .
We were right in the game now and the third involved Rowie finding Marcus down the left and the former made it 3-3 to the crowds delight. Then from a free kick Joel picked up the pieces to send the Reds into ecstasy and to crown a glorious second half Rowie picked the ball up ran at the defence and curled a beauty left to right into the top corner .
A game of two halves for sure and next game we must take this second half performance into the start of the game . We need to believe in our own game and be braver in our own ability .This performance was undoubtedly our best comeback ever against strong opposition and we have had a few over the years .