Tuesday 30th July 2013
Pre Season Friendly
TRAFFORD 5 RUNCORN TOWN 1
Admission: A ridiculous 'rip-off' 6 quid for a 'friendly' against a NWCL side
Attendance: About a 100 (rough head count)
Tea Hut Stuff: Did my cash getting in, the hut didn't open until 8pm in any case
Weather: Turned cloudy, mild, dry
Parking: On the big adjacent car park
Runcorn Town had the better of this bad tempered friendly. Despite some
crafty gamesmanship and late tackling from the home side it was quite an
entertaining match. The Trafford plan to disrupt the open football suited to the
visitors style of play certainly worked. The niggling got to half the Runcorn
Town team which resulted in retaliation offences of one player being compulsory
subbed and another Town player being red carded. It was only when the reduced
numbers kicked in that Trafford exploited the inevitable gaps and bagged some
late goals. The amazing statistics identify at least half a dozen clear cut
Runcorn Town chances on goal in 1 on 1 situations during key stages of the
match, this game could and should have been an embarrassing home defeat for the
fancy dan Evo Stik Premier League side, I think Trafford owe their keeper a lot
of thanks for keeping them in this game (that and some poor finishing). Needless
to say the visitors were up in arms as the Referee failed to spot the almost
continual 'cleverly-concealed' fouling and unfair tactics being applied by
a desperate Trafford side. Dont think Trafford did themselves any favours with their attitude during and after this game. Some of the
fabricated match report details on their website are nothing more than fantasy
island. It was even worse during the actual game when I listened to some snotty
homers ridiculing the visiting players with derisory "all scousers are *******"
comments, something which a linesman who had just disallowed a nailed on Runcorn
Town penalty actually echoed to a group near me in the stand, I've half a mind to report
this idiot to the FA?
Seeing as the Non League Matters forum 'clique' or should I say 'flock' all
think non league blogs are rubbish and not worth reading I wont insult their
intelligence by offering them a link to this visit report on my crappy low brained blog.
(And there certainly wont be any photographs to publicise Trafford FC).