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AFC Horsforth beat St Nicks: 4 weeks and counting until Cup Final.

April 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Sports

by David Ford
AFC Horsforth came out on top in a sometimes fractious encounter with St Nicholas Sunday at Tinshil Rec.

AFC Horsforth playing St Nicks on Tinshill Recreation Ground

Photo courtesy of Martin Walker

Player/manager Chris Peachey bagged Horsforth’s first with a glancing header from a corner after five minutes. It was hard going as they weathered a storm from St Nick’s on a tricky bobbling surface.
Horsforth had beaten St Nick’s the week before in the cup semi-final and St Nick’s were out for revenge bombarding the Horsforth back four with long balls.
St Nick’s couldn’t find a way through with Nott, Coulton, Scott and Ford standing with midfield cover from Dixon, Snelgrove and Peachey.

A couple of fine footballing moves down either wing from Pessu, on the right, and Neesam, on the left, created chances for Davis only for the Hosforth striker to find a St Nick’s keeper who always just seemed to get something in the way.

The second half was a more controlled affair with Horsforth playing some better football and looking more composed despite a few niggling tackles (and fouls) from both teams.
A flowing move down the right saw the ball centred for Davis who finally made amends for earlier misses by smashing the ball into the roof of the net from six yards out.
All that was left was for Snelgrove to pick up the ball from a throw in on the left, cut inside on to his right foot and curl a placed effort into the far corner to seal a 3-0 victory.
St Nick’s worked hard to get on the scoresheet, with a header cleared off the line, and overloading up front but Horsforth saw odd the threat and march on for the end of season run-in.

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