There was only one word to describe Stretford Paddock’s 5-0 win against Mersey Valley – Dominant. Goals from James Oatt, Kieron Molloy, Tom Jones, Mike Burke and David Salome meant that Paddock’s first home fixture of the season would be one to remember.
Paddock were on the ball right from the get go and had the ball in the net after just 6 minutes. Good link up play between De Andrade and Molloy allowed for an easy pass to be made across goal. After a great run from deep, Mikey Burke was there to finish but was marginally offside.
A very similar chance was created 20 minutes later. Molloy thundered into Mersey Valley’s penalty area and made the same pass to Burke who, this time, was onside. The finish was good – 1-0 to Paddock.
Burke was involved in a chance again just moments later. A pinpoint pass over the top was met by striker, Tom Jones. Jones did excellent to beat the keeper, but the finish was marginally wide.
In the 34th minute, winger, Ronaldo Brown was fouled in the opposition’s penalty area. Jones stepped up to double Paddock’s lead as he hammered his penalty into the top corner – 2-0.
HT: Stretford Paddock 2-0 Mersey Valley
It was a long afternoon for Mersey Valley. Just 5 minutes after the restart, captain, James Oatt, got on the end of a Burke cross. An acrobatic volley was perfectly directed into the top right-hand corner and Paddock were 3-0 up.
10 minutes later, Molloy showed us some magic. After graciously beating Mersey Valley’s fullback, Molloy cut inside and before anyone could realise, the ball was in the back of the net.
With 15 minutes to go, Paddock scored their 5th and final goal. A freekick on the edge of the box summoned a routine fresh from the training ground. A well-rehearsed one, two, cross from Burke and Salmon-Harris allowed David Salome to shoot from close range. The keeper did well to save but Salome’s rebound found the back of the net.
FT: Stretford Paddock 5-0 Mersey Valley
Stretford Paddock: Victor Gimenez, Michael Burke (27’ GOAL), James Oatt (C)(54’ GOAL), Callum Kilroe (61’ Ryan Pickering), Omar Sinclair, Will Hobson (61’ Aftab Jan), Jainiero Salmon-Harris, Joao De Andrade (61’ John Ogo), Ronaldo Brown, Tom Jones (35’ GOAL) (46’ David Salome), Kieron Molloy (61’ Goal)
By Andre La Barbera