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Gornal Athletic vs Westfields
Updated 5:48pm Saturday 15th March 2014 in Sport
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- Gornal Athletic 0
- Westfields 3
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Westfields cutting edge proved the difference today.
Ref brings the game to an end.
90+3 - Gornal's Bala sees red for his second booking after a late tackle.
Gornal hit on the break down the left by Halpin in squares it for the support runner to make it 3-0
87- Gornal keeper Harper makes another good save as the visitors continue to come forward.
85- Watson is booked for a shove on the Westfields defender as he tried to protect the ball as it ran out for a goal kick. Balamfollows him in the book soon after for hand ball.
Westfields' cutting edge up front has proved the difference between the two sides. It had been an even second period until then.
Substiute Williams crosses it for Halpin who makes no mistake from just a few yards out.
81- Goal Westfields
80- Both sides finding it hard to keep the ball.
73- Matt Barnett and Grant Joshua replace Piggutt and Crudgington as Gornal look for an equaliser.
It was a free header and Edmunds did well to keep his side in the game. It would have been difficult for Gornal if that had gone in.
Chance Westfields. Gornal's Edmunds clears off the line from Whittal Williams.
Gornal bring on Dominic Watson for Alex Morris.
62- Westfields' Williams is booked for a late tackle then Gornal's Ross Love follows him into the book for another late challenge.
58- Defender Ross Love heads wide from a Gornal free kick that was well put in by Crudgington.
56- Gornal work an opening but the chance hits the side netting. Better from the home side.
Westfields goal scorer in the first period was Glover, who was also booked for kicking the ball away before the break
49- a scrappy start by both sides so far.
Westfields start the second half.
That's the end of the half
The ball breaks in the box after more pressure from the visitors and is easily slotted past the keeper.
44 - Westfields score
37- Gornal are finding it hard to keep the ball with Westfields dominating possession.
30-Westfields corner headed away but the resulting long throw is punched out and met on the volley by Jones. But his effort is wide of the Gornal goal.
Westfields have grown into this game and are looking dangerous now when they come forward.
25- another chance to Westfields who get in down the Gornal left but Halpin sees his effort deflected wide.
22- Halpin beats his man and gets into the Gornal box but keeper Harper denies him. Better signs for Westfields who have come to life in the last few minutes.
20- Westfield break quickly following a Gornal corner but the attack comes to nothing.
17- Westfields have their first shot but it's well high and wide. Gornal have limited them so far and retained possession better of the two sides.
Gornal have worked a few early openings and will be pleased with their start.
10- Bala finds space in the box but has his shot saved by the Westfields keeper.
It has been a pretty lively start by the home side so far. They have been keen to press the ball high up the pitch.
3 - First chance to Gornal. Bala gets in behind but lifts his effort wide.
Gornal get the game underway.
Westfields: Gwynne, Harris, Njoya, Glover (c), Whittal-Williams, Hayward, Jones, Sirrell, Harpin, Thomas, Birch.
Subs: Williams, Agyeman, Riis, O'Leary, Griffiths.
Gornal: Harper, Edmunds, Morris, Love, Skidmore, Stevens (c), Overfield, McGuiligan, Piggutt, Bala, Crudgington.
Sub: Sangha, Barnett, Jones, Watson, Joshua.
Good morning! We will be online from 2.30pm with up-to-date team news as Gornal continue their Midland Alliance survival battle when taking on visitors Westfields.
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