Charnock won 2-1 at Padiham with a goal from Nathan Fairhurst and an own goal.
Padiham 1 Charnock Richard 2
Tuesday 8th Jan 2019, Hallmark Security League Premier Division
PADIHAM FC 1
CHARNOCK RICHARD 2
Attendance : 114
Charnock Richard: Kyle Haslam, Spencer Bibby, James Walker, Ashley Young, Ryan Schofield, Troy Carsley, Matt Davison, Nathan Fairhust, Carl Grimshaw (capt), Joe Noblet, Mark Woods.
Subs : Oliver Oxley, Oliver Turner (for Noblet 80’), Ross O'Farrell (for Schofield 89’), Jake Higham (for Woods 75’).
Yellow cards : Woods, Walker
Padiham: Tony Aghayere, Ben Hoskin (capt), Sam Reeves, Joe Pennington, Chris Lynch, Sam Howell, Liam O'Neill, Alex Pope, Lee Knight, Anthony Lynch, Alex Ralph
Subs : Gary Burnett, Ben Unsworth, Jack Foster, Michael Morrison, Adam Morning.
Yellow cards : Pope, A. Lynch, C. Lynch, Reeves
Charnock overcame a Padiham side by the odd goal in three in the latest instalment of this seasons Hallmark Security League Premier Divison. Goals from Nathan Fairhurst and a Tony Aghayere own goal in the first half proved vital as Padiham fought back with a goal of their own from Lee Knight.
The home side got the match underway and as the clock ticked onto the first minute, Charnock won a corner. Mark Woods took the set piece, and as it came back to him from a clearance, FAIRHURST collected the cross at his feet and from 8 yards swivelled to smash home past Aghayere in the Padiham goal. It was one way traffic for much of the first half as Charnock continued to press, a long ball over the top from Fairhurst fell to Grimshaw, but he lifted the shot over the crossbar from the edge of the area. Padiham's Knight watched the ball into the area but Haslam collected in time, and Grimshaw's flick towards goal at the other end was cleared by Joe Pennington. Aghayere had to tip Joe Noblet's free kick towards safety on 12 minutes, and Noblet was the thorn in the Padiham side as he attempted an audacious shot from 40-odd yards, but it fell wide of the goal. Noblet again had a chance as Fairhurst beat Pennington and dragged the ball towards the Charnock number 10, but it was well saved by Aghayere who got down low to smother the ball. Mark Woods' name was taken by referee Mr Bennett after a late challenge on the Padiham goalkeeper. This was followed up by Padiham's Anthony Lynch getting the same treatment from the official, after fouling Woods. Aghayere was evidently the busier of the two goalkeepers, as he collected Grimshaw's header from a Woods free kick. Padiham's best chance of the game so far came on 25 minutes. A quick break down the right led to Hoskin delivering the ball for Knight, but his header back across goal went out of play. From the resultant goal kick, a weak ball from Haslam went to Knight, and his cross had to be dealt with by Walker, diverting it away for a corner. A scrambled clearance led to another corner, and from the clearance a quick break almost fell to Davison, but a poor first touch allowed the Padiham defender to clear the ball. Just when it looked like the home side would come back into the game, a Matt Davison cross on the right was headed in by Hoskin off AGHAYERE who couldn't manage to keep the ball from going into the goal. James Walker caught Sam Howell late on in the first half which resulted in a yellow card for the Charnock man, and the last action of the first half culminated in Grimshaw getting on the end of a free kick, with Aghayere catching with ease.
Padiham came out stronger in the second half, and 50 minutes were on the clock when they got a vital goal back. Lee KNIGHT, who looked impressive throughout the game, went through Bibby, Young and Davison to play a one-two off a team-mate, and stroked the ball home from a narrow angle off the far post. Knight could’ve got the equaliser 4 minutes later, but stroked the ball around Schofield into the awaiting hands of Haslam. Spencer Bibby’s free kick from 30 yards gave Aghayere more work as he palmed it around the post for a corner. Padiham moved up a gear and Haslam smartly caught a right wing cross. Charnock gained a corner on 63 minutes, and from it saw a couple of attempts on goal, one of which looked to strike the hand of a Padiham player on the line, but the referee waved appeals away, following which, Grimshaw headed a Noblet cross wide. A good move saw Noblet fire wide and down the other end good work from Sam Reeves saw Pope miskick. James Walker blasted a free kick over the bar after Davison was fouled by the carded Chris Lynch, as Charnock hung on at the other end, with clearances by Carsley and Woods. Padiham’s big chance came and went on 74 minutes. Kyle Haslam equal to Hoskin’s close range effort as the Charnock keeper parried away. Substitute Jake Higham saw a weak header held by Aghayere, and a minute later Charnock could’ve made sure of the points, but Aghayere was on hand to get fingertips to Grimshaw’s thunderbolt from the angle. Haslam then denied O’Neill by comfortably saving his tame effort. It was Oliver Turner’s turn to test Aghayere with a floated shot from 20 yards, the Padiham custodian collecting at the second attempt. Grimshaw blasted wide as the game ticked into added time, then two minutes later saw his shot deflected for a corner. Referee Mr Bennett blew for full time from the clearance, and the Greens picked up a valuable win on the road.
Charnock Richard are next in action away to Barnoldswick Town this Saturday (12th), kick-off 3.00pm. Then it’s a home game at Mossie Park, where Runcorn Town are the visitors on Saturday 19th January (3pm).