Boothstown vs Wilmslow Albion
It was a Saturday afternoon to forget for Wilmslow Albion, as the Oakmen suffered a shocking 10-3 loss to Boothstown in Salford.
With Oakwood Farm unplayable because of the rain, the game was moved to a 4G pitch in Salford.
Wilmslow Albion were unchanged from last week’s away victory against Altrincham Hale, with Mansour back on the bench after injury.
Within five minutes, Boothstown got their first goal of the game, as the number 10 fired his shot against the post and in.
Wilmslow tried to get a response quickly and skipper Danny Pearson nearly produced brilliance to get the response, as a free kick from 30 yards out was heading for the top corner, but the keeper got fingertips to it and it crashed off the bar.
Joe Kirk was then given the ball on the left, he threaded it through to Kieran Casey, who stabbed the ball goalwards but the keeper got his body in the way and it ended up going out for a goal kick.
After a header from a Boothstown corner went over the bar, Ibra Thiam had a big chance in the game.
Casey headed it on to the Grand Canarian striker, he was one on one with the keeper but the keeper made the save with his legs.
Boothstown then got their second, the number 11 cut in from the right-hand side and struck a shot which was well saved by Jonny Cregeen, but the Boothstown number 9 reacted quickest and volleyed it off the post and in.
There was time for one final chance for Wilmslow Albion as Aidan Hussey played a ball out to the left for Thiam, he cut inside, hit a well struck half volley which the keeper saved brilliantly with his right hand and Casey couldn’t quite get the required connection on the rebound.
The second half got off to a quick start by the Oakmen, Thiam got brought down inside the box and the ref pointed to the spot.
The striker, on penalty-taking duties this week, stepped up and slotted it in to the bottom left corner.
The next attack then led to an equaliser, a ball was played down the left channel for Thiam, he managed to chip it over the on-rushing goalkeeper and brought the Albion back to level.
But Wilmslow were only level for five minutes, as a central free kick was nodded into the back of the net by the Boothstown number 18.
There were then two goals in quick succession, the Wilmslow Albion midfield was dispossessed and a ball over to the left was finished by the Boothstown number 6, before a cross was only cleared out to the Boothstown number 9 on the edge of the box and he side volleyed it into the roof of the net.
It could have been more for Boothstown, as they missed a chance from 6 yards out.
Wilmslow then won themselves a corner in the 67th minute, Harry Sexton whipped the ball into the box, it bounced off a Boothstown defender but there was another defender on the line who cleared it away.
But Boothstown continued to punish any chance Wilmslow gave them, as a ball was played over the top was guided in by the Boothstown number 10 for his second and then he completed his hat trick in a similar manner two minutes later.
Going into the final 15 minutes, Wilmslow were awarded a free kick.
Sexton stepped up to take it, it went low and was blocked, before Mansour’s strike towards goal was cleared away by a Boothstown defender.
There were then two more goals for Boothstown’s number 10, after Wilmslow were dispossessed at the back, he finished it past Cregeen, before he got the ball on the left and hit it into the bottom left corner.
Wilmslow then got their third of the game, a free kick was whipped in from the left, it was flicked on and Mansour was able to nod it in.
But that was not to be the final goal of the game, as the number 11 of Boothstown had time to hit an effort with the outside of his foot and into the net.
The final chance of the game then fell to Rammy, but his effort from a cleared free kick could only go over the top.
It was a bad afternoon for Wilmslow Albion, mistakes that were made by the team were continuously punished by Boothstown.
The team must learn and cut out the mistakes if they want to get themselves climbing up the Manchester Football League.
The Oakmen will look to put this result behind them and move on as they play Middleton Colts in the Murray Trophy at Oakwood Farm next Saturday.