Football

Where's The Tea Hut reflects upon local football South West style with a few trips further afield. Keep the faith & stay safe.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Liskeard Athletic 0 Cardiff City U23's 11 (Eleven)

Saturday 21st July 2018
LISKEARD ATHLETIC 0 CARDIFF CITY Under 23's 11
Attendance: 464
Admission: 6 quid
Programme: Available 
Weather: Rained in the area for the first time in 7 weeks, dried up 2nd half
Tea Hut Stuff: Big queue, heard they'd roped some Ginsters Pasty's in?
Parking: Last spot on the lower Leisure Complex car park.

I like Warnock as a Manager, proper football man, he got Cardiff in the Premier League on a shoestring with no bullshit. Less capable media yes-men such as Steve Bruce at Villa failed miserably whilst incompetently blowing the clubs finances in the process. He (Neil Warnock) was even here today to see the kids and reserve hopefuls do the business, that's dedication, mind you he has a property down the road from Liskeard so its better than washing up or shopping at the local Morrisons come Saturday Afternoon.

Liskeard get nowhere near 450 odd through the gate for their SWPL West Division 1 stuff. Plenty of born again Cardiff supporters in the crowd too, the smell of the Premier League brings em all out doesn't it.

No fancy-dan dodgy pictures today, see the last Tea Hut post which featured Liskeard for that, I did a mini blog feature on them last season, not sure if they saw it though.

It pissed it down first half despite the dry forecast from the London Loving BBC Weather Team. First real rain Cornwall has had for 7 weeks.

Cardiff pretty much pissed it down on Liskeard as well. If it wasn't for some spectacular goalkeeping from the home keeper Josh Gilbert (and plenty of shot battered woodwork) this could have been a cricket score.

Liskeard to their credit never threw in the towel and did produce half a dozen scoring opportunities themselves. They look a decent young side who can build on their impressive progress last season to mount a reasonable challenge for SWPL West promotion. The 11-0 scoreline was both warranted and harsh which is obviously a contradiction but it was that kind of game.

Cardiff look to have some really good prospects on the books from this showing which will blend perfectly with the Warnock method of developing cost effective talent in house... and not blubbing 60 grand a week contracts on also-ran brand name players like their inferior competitors back in the Championship (Forest, Derby, Villa etc).

Not a bad game but still a pre season loosener for me really.

Good luck to Liskeard in the coming campaign, a great little place to watch value for money football. Might have some more of that.

I'm pretty sure there will be better to come.