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Prestwich Heys
Daisy Hill
J Baguley (16'), L Grimshaw (56'), J Wood (62')
Full time
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League - First Division North Attendance 108

Second half rally sees Heys home


Unbeaten run continues with victory over Daisy Hill

Prestwich Heys continued their climb up the Hallmark Security League Division One North table with an ultimately comfortable win over Daisy Hill at Adie Moran Park.

After an unsteady start to the season Heys are now unbeaten in six games across all competitions but they made hard work of this latest victory, their third on the bounce.

At times their play lacked fluency and intensity but in pockets of the game they turned on the style to produce some moments of real quality and it was those that ultimately saw them home.

Heys 3 Daisy Hill 1 (30 Sep 18)
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Heys were quick out of the traps and went close in only the second minute when after Michael Itela had been brought down on the edge of the area, Max White’s free kick went over the bar.

However, it was the visitors who generally looked the sharper and Heys were fortunate to survive a couple of scrambles in their box following corners.

The home side finally began to find some fluidity and had two great chances to open the scoring. Lee Grimshaw should have scored after good work by Danny Vincent and Rio Wilson-Heyes, before White shot over after Itela had rounded the keeper and pulled the ball back across goal.

However, their pressure finally told in the 16th minute. Wilson-Heyes burst into the box and his low cross caused mayhem, with a series of miskicks seeing the ball break on the edge of the area to Jamie Baguley, who made no mistake in rifling a shot into the top corner.

When Grimshaw forced Daisy keeper Craig Haynes to save low shortly after it looked like Heys were in the mood to emulate their 8-0 win in the corresponding fixture last season. However, they never kicked on thereafter. Although largely in control, their play was untidy giving the visitors defence little to worry about.

Indeed, Daisy Hill might have levelled in the 41st minute when only a brilliant save, at full stretch, by Calum Jakovlevs kept out a Jake O’Brien free kick.

The malaise in Heys play was brought sharply into focus a minute later when Daisy Hill did draw level. Mark Ayres sent a back pass to Jakovlevs that eluded the Heys keeper and trickled into the net.

There were raised voices to be heard in the Heys dressing room during the interval and although there was an increase in tempo it was not until the introduction of Justin Pickering and Theodore Kidd off the bench that the intensity came into their play.

Kidd almost made an instant impact as he got in behind the defence before seeing his curling shot beat Haynes only to come off the inside of the post.

However, in the 56th minute Heys restored their lead. A great ball in behind the defence by Jamie Baguley picked out Grimshaw’s run and the Heys striker continued his rich vein of goalscoring form as he lifted the ball over the advancing Haynes into the net.

Just after the hour, Heys gave themselves some breathing space with a third goal. Pickering was the provider with a deep free kick driven to the far post where Mark Ayres and Jake Wood were almost falling over each other before the latter headed back across the keeper into the far corner.

However, as in the first period Heys were again guilty of taking their foot of the pedal. Macauley Farrington went close with a shot as the visitors looked for a way into the game and whilst this was a rare threat there was a feeling Heys till needed a fourth goal to avoid an uncomfortable last quarter.

Danny Vincent got forward to curl a shot wide, but it was not until the last five minutes that Heys seriously threatened again and it took an outstanding save by Haynes in the 85th minute to tip a close-range Wilson-Heyes shot over, after good work by Kidd.

Nonetheless, without ever have been truly convincing, Heys had done enough to win and continue their unbeaten run.

Team: Calum Jakovlevs, Darius Photiou, Danny Vincent, Danny Warburton, Mark Ayres, Jake Wood (Capt), Mike Itela, Jamie Baguley, Lee Grimshaw, Max White, Rio Wilson-Heyes Subs: David Bondo, Carl Fitton (for Baguley 84 mins), Theodore Kidd (for Itela 53 mins), Pickering (for White 53 mins)

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

Goal Jamie Baguley scores for Prestwich Heys
Goal Lee Grimshaw scores for Prestwich Heys
Goal Jake Wood scores for Prestwich Heys

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Heys 3 Daisy Hill 1 (30 Sep 18)
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90:00 Player of the Match
Rio Wilson-Heyes is awarded player of the match for Prestwich Heys
81:00 Sub On
Carl Fitton is substituted on for Prestwich Heys
81:00 Sub Off
Jamie Baguley is substituted off for Prestwich Heys
62:00 Goal 3 - 0
Jake Wood scores for Prestwich Heys
56:00 Goal 2 - 0
Lee Grimshaw scores for Prestwich Heys
53:00 Sub On
Justin Pickering is substituted on for Prestwich Heys
53:00 Sub On
Theodore Kidd is substituted on for Prestwich Heys
53:00 Sub Off
Michael Itela is substituted off for Prestwich Heys
53:00 Sub Off
Max White is substituted off for Prestwich Heys
End of period 1
16:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jamie Baguley scores for Prestwich Heys
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As it happened

  • Prestwich Heys
  • Daisy Hill
  • 0
  • Jamie Baguley Goal 16:00'
  • Justin Pickering Sub On 53:00'
  • Theodore Kidd Sub On 53:00'
  • Michael Itela Sub Off 53:00'
  • Max White Sub Off 53:00'
  • Lee Grimshaw Goal 56:00'
  • Jake Wood Goal 62:00'
  • Carl Fitton Sub On 81:00'
  • Jamie Baguley Sub Off 81:00'

Team selection

Jakovlevs, Callum Jakovlevs, Callum
Photiou, Darius Photiou, Darius
Vincent, Danny Vincent, Danny
Baguley, Jamie Baguley, Jamie
Wood, Jake Wood, Jake
Ayres, Mark Ayres, Mark
Itela, Michael Itela, Michael
White, Max White, Max
Warburton, Danny Warburton, Danny
Grimshaw, Lee Grimshaw, Lee
Wilson-Heyes, Rio Wilson-Heyes, Rio

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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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