Stretford Paddock FC 1-3 De La Salle – Review
Stretford Paddock came into the game on a good run of form and the game against De La Salle was billed as a match between to probably title contenders so both teams were desperate to make a statement and it was the team from Salford that ran out 3-1 winners in a game of two halves.Paddock dominated much of the first half and saw debutant Stanislav Zheko opening his account to put the home team ahead after some good work from Cam Watters, before a lack of concentration and two late set pieces were the undoing of Paddock on the day, registering their first defeat of the season against arguably the title favourites. The lads were made to rue not being a little more clinical at times and suffering the second half collapse, no doubt the boys will be looking to bounce back next week against AFC Oldham and make sure that they will be there or thereabouts.
In other news, the reserves, development squad and U21’s all were in action this weekend too with a mixed bag of results with the reserves running out 6-3 winners having been down 3-1 at half time, a strong showing from Nairobi and the reserves displaying great character to get back into the game.
However the story was very different for the development squad and U21’s with the development squad losing 4-0 and the U21’s suffered a heavy defeat of 7-1 but with both being newly assembled teams, there was bound to be some growing pains and there is every belief that both squads will continue to grow and improve.A work in progress for all involved, and everyone at the club looks ahead to another week and another opportunity to get back on track and I’m sure the lads will be raring to go
Stretford Paddock are coming off a loss against high flying De La Salle Reds and they are looking to put things right and regain momentum against AFC Oldham on the weekend, a game where the away team should be favoured and should have the quality to get straight back into the win column.AFC Oldham are floundering at the bottom of the table without a win, losing all four of their league games so far conceding a staggering 21 goals in the process; and against a strong Stretford Paddock side it would be an upset if that was to change.Stretford Paddock go into this game where nothing less than a win will do, where 3 points would see the lads soar up to 3rd in the league where momentum can be rebuilt and a genuine title charge can be reignited.The game will be played at Tameside Stadium, Richmond St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9HG if you want to come an support the lads, Kick Off at 2:30pm..