Knutsford Men’s 1s – 5
Liverpool Sefton Men’s 1s – 1
Knutsford continued their impressive start to the season, with a commanding win over Liverpool Sefton. Whilst they weren’t at their best, it was an important win nonetheless.
Knutsford were in the ascendancy from the outset, pushing high against Liverpool, and trying to create chances.
Eight minutes in they opened the scoring, Graeme Wolfenden firing home from a short corner.
Knutsford continued to dominate the game from here, and soon after they doubled their lead, Max Berkeley finishing well from close range.
The home side pushed on, and were soon rewarded again, when Jonny Price found space at the far post and slotted the ball home.
Eight minutes later, Price scored his second – and Knutsford’s fourth – when he was in the right place at the right time to score at the far post.
Just before half time, a moment of madness from the opposition goal keeper as he kicked out the legs of Jim Halling and earned himself 10 minutes rest on the side of the pitch.
The Black Knights went in at half time knowing that they had much to improve on, despite being four goals up.
Knutsford desperately wanted to make the most of their player advantage in the second half, but were unable to do so, playing some sloppy hockey, and not being able to keep hold of or control the ball.
This allowed periods of dominance from Liverpool, and whilst Knutsford created some chances they were unable to capitalise.
Liverpool did get a consolation goal back, but other than this effort they rarely threatened Tom Wright in goal.
Three minutes from time Knutsford did score another goal when Kieran Puetz slotted home from a short corner, finding himself in space at the far post.
Definitely a game of two halves for Knutsford, and lots to work on going into following weeks, but an important win and one that sees them take second place in the league.
This coming Saturday brings the challenge of Alderley Edge Men’s 2s away.