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Longridge Town
Prestwich Heys
P Turner (22', 44'), R Allen (70'), J Melling (81'), D Wilkinson (85')
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J Baguley (46')
Sat 18 Aug 15:00 - Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League - First Division North Attendance 211

Heys suffer heavy defeat at Longridge


A frustrating afternoon beings first defeat of the season

Scott White reports

Prestwich Heys went down to a heavy 5-1 defeat at Longridge Town, but the scoreline doesn’t tell the whole story of a frustrating afternoon in Lancashire.

The first half saw Longridge with the wind at their backs, with the home side edging the exchanges.

Longridge Town 5 Heys 1 (18 Aug 18) all pics by Christina Openshaw
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Jacob Wood was booked for an aerial challenge on eleven minutes, and the Heys defence was called upon minutes later to smother a decent opportunity for the hosts.

On twenty-two minutes, Longridge opened the scoring when a cross from the right was not fully cleared, and Paul Turner poked home at the post. Heys protested that there had been a foul challenge on Jamie Baguley when the initial cross came in, but to no avail.

In truth, Heys never really got going through the first half, attacking sporadically as the home side held the upper hand.

Danny Vincent made a vital interception on twenty-five minutes, and Longridge continued to press down both flanks.

On thirty-four minutes, Heys pieced together a decent move, Baguley, Rio Wilson-Heyes and Carl Fitton combining well, but the home defence snuffed out the danger.

Danny White was booked with ten minutes left as the game got a little heated.

Deep into added time, disaster struck as Turner controlled a long through ball before clipping home to double Longridge’s lead.

Heys had it all to do in the second half and started in stunning fashion when Jamie Baguley fired a superb drive into the bottom corner from just outside the penalty area from a Wilson-Heyes pass to reduce the arrears.

Three minutes later, Baguley fired a free-kick towards the far post where Wood connected well to head onto the crossbar, but the referee’s whistle had already blown.

The game was stretched now, and the home side should have scored when a dangerous cross evaded one striker, before a second fired high and wide.

There was controversy on fifth-two minutes when Theo Kidd was felled in the Longridge penalty area, the Assistant flagged for a penalty, but the referee ruled that it was a fair challenge.

Jacob Holt was then booked for an innocuous challenge in midfield, whilst a two-footed challenge from behind resulted in only a free-kick and a caution for the Longridge centre-half.

Four minutes later, Danny White had a gilt-edged chance to score, but delayed getting his shot in quickly enough, and desperate Longridge defending kept their goal intact.

Heys’ frustrations came to the surface on the hour mark when the referee first sent Ryan Hutchinson from the technical area, with Jon Lyons following him a minute later.

A minute later, Chris Baguley replaced Theo Kidd, and just before the seventieth minute, the game looked all but over when Longridge were awarded a penalty, which was converted by substitute Richie Allen.

Rio Wilson-Heyes made a fine run into the home penalty area, but his powerful shot hit the crossbar before bouncing to safety.

With just over fifteen minutes left, Lewis Adams came on for Jamie Baguley, but Heys struggled to threaten with the clock running down.

On eighty-one minutes, the game was effectively finished when a Riche Allen strike cannoned back off the far post, and Joe Melling was the first to react and fire the loose ball home.

Four minutes later, a lack of concentration in the Heys defence allowed Daniel Wilkinson a free header to make it 5-1 to the home side.

When things looked like they couldn’t get any worse for Heys, Jacob Holt was shown a straight red card for bringing down a Longridge striker advancing on goal.

Heys have a home friendly scheduled for Tuesday, Maine Road are the visitors, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

Goal Paul Turner scores for Longridge Town
Goal Paul Turner scores for Longridge Town
Goal Jamie Baguley scores for Prestwich Heys
Goal Richard Allen scores for Longridge Town
Goal Joe Melling scores for Longridge Town
Goal Daniel Wilkinson scores for Longridge Town

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jamie Baguley is awarded player of the match for Prestwich Heys
85:00 Goal 5 - 1
Daniel Wilkinson scores for Longridge Town
81:00 Goal 4 - 1
Joe Melling scores for Longridge Town
74:00 Sub On
Lewis Adams is substituted on for Prestwich Heys
74:00 Sub Off
Jamie Baguley is substituted off for Prestwich Heys
70:00 Goal 3 - 1
Richard Allen scores for Longridge Town
61:00 Sub On
Chris Baguley is substituted on for Prestwich Heys
61:00 Sub Off
Theodore Kidd is substituted off for Prestwich Heys
46:00 Goal 2 - 1
Jamie Baguley scores for Prestwich Heys
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 2 - 0
Paul Turner scores for Longridge Town
22:00 Goal 1 - 0
Paul Turner scores for Longridge Town
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As it happened

  • Longridge Town
  • Prestwich Heys
  • 0
  • Paul Turner Goal 22:00'
  • Paul Turner Goal 44:00'
  • Jamie Baguley Goal 46:00'
  • Chris Baguley Sub On 61:00'
  • Theodore Kidd Sub Off 61:00'
  • Richard Allen Goal 70:00'
  • Lewis Adams Sub On 74:00'
  • Jamie Baguley Sub Off 74:00'
  • Joe Melling Goal 81:00'
  • Daniel Wilkinson Goal 85:00'

Team selection

Smith, Michael Smith, Michael
Vincent, Danny Vincent, Danny
Wood, Jake Wood, Jake
Slaven, Dominic Slaven, Dominic
Holt, Jacob Holt, Jacob
Fitton, Carl Fitton, Carl
Wilson-Heyes, Rio Wilson-Heyes, Rio
Baguley, Jamie Baguley, Jamie
Grimshaw, Lee Grimshaw, Lee
Kidd, Theodore Kidd, Theodore
White, Danny White, Danny
Longridge Town
  • 1. Daniel Wilkinson
  • 2. Paul Turner
  • 3. Richard Allen
  • 4. Joe Melling
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League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Longridge Town 38 90
2. Avro 38 88
3. AFC Liverpool 38 79
4. Lower Breck 38 77
5. Prestwich Heys 38 69
6. Carlisle City 38 67
7. Garstang 38 60

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