Saturday 6th November

Abbey Hey FC v Rocester FC
Northwest Counties League Division 1(S)

Venue: The Abbey Stadium, Gorton

Kick-off 3:00pm


The Romans put up a great fight when going down by two goals to one at second placed Abbey Hey after a late winner scored in the dying seconds….

Abbey opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Dylan Fitzgerald turned and unleashed a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Score: Abbey Hey 1-0 Rocester

Rocester hit back and drew level shortly before half-time when Jayden Hunter was brought down in the Abbey box by ‘keeper Ross Heywood to concede a penalty. Skipper Cavan Holford stepped up to the plate to score from the spot!

Half-time score:  Abbey Hey 1-1 Rocester

The Romans ‘dug in’ for most of the second half before conceding an absolute ‘sickener’ in the 96th minute…

Jordan Lazenbury played the ball through to Ryan Clooney who turned and hit a shot past the Romans’ ‘keeper Charlie Wood.

Score:  Abbey Hey 2-1 Rocester

The Abbey Hey skipper – Aaron Fleming- ‘saw red’ for a second yellow card following his celebrations after their second goal, unfortunately, there was insufficient time for the Romans to take advantage of his dismissal.

Full-time score: Abbey Hey 2-1 Rocester

It's surely only a matter of time before we start to see some return for all the effort. - After all, this was another match against a 'top three' side - and we came so close to sharing the spoils!