Whitchurch Men's 2s 5

Neston Men's 8s 0

Whitchurch Men's seconds scored a comprehensive victory against Neston Men's eights at the weekend, beating the visitors 5-0.

Whitchurch Men’s seconds were looking to build on the excellent result and performance against Runcorn the previous weekend, but Neston eights were also going well this season, so the fixture at SJT promised to be tight game.

However, the home side took control from the first whistle and, bar a few moments, they remained in control of the game until the end.

Despite controlling the opening exchanges, Whitchurch couldn’t quite manufacture a clear goal scoring chance.

After a bizarre short corner that went very badly wrong, the home side got into their groove with a well-worked routine that saw Euan Morris and Joe Coburn exchange passes in the dee and Euan then fire into the bottom corner to open the scoring.

Chances started to come the home side’s way and the Neston keeper made some good saves, but Euan was quick to pounce on a rebound and double the Whitchurch lead by lifting the ball over the prone keeper.

Whitchurch continued to dominate,and Euan slotted in a third goal to make the score 3-0 at the break.

In the second half the Neston keeper made some good saves and his defenders did well to clear some of the ensuing danger.

But they couldn’t repel every attack and Whitchurch added another goal through Luke Beddow who followed up well after several shots from a short corner were blocked or saved.

Ethan Gresty also swept home on the reverse stick after being neatly set-up by Jacob Buckeridge to make it five.

For a change this season, Whitchurch diligently protected their clean sheet and saw out the 5-0 win without any significant alarms.

Next week the Men’s seconds will be looking to continue their good run of form when they take on Bebington fours.