This was potentially a very tricky game away at the home of a team who finished 3rd in the Premier Division last season. The lads, wearing the new orange away kit, showed no fear of reputations and came out of the blocks at an unbelieveable pace, keen to build on the confidence of the performance against Burscough on Wednesday. After just 4 minutes LOUIS POTTS headed us in front in the Cheshire sunshine. After 14 minutes a half clearance fell to KYLE JACOBS on the edge of the box, and kyle made no mistake picking his spot in the corner to make it 0-2. Next on the scoresheet was HARRY ODELL, H finished smartly on 18 minutes to put us really in the driving seat at 0-3. There was time for Louis Potts to miss a penalty, unusually for Pottsy he went for power over precision, and his powerful shot went high to the keepers left. We soon got over this disappointment and didn't let it knock us off our stride, and right on half time KYLE JACOBS scored a stunning free kick which went high and then right under the Congleton crossbar to make it 0-4 at the break. Sometimes a healthy lead like that is tricky, do you defend it, or come out and try and increase it ? The answer for us was there on 48 minutes when ALEX FROST well finished cross shot beat the Congleton keeper to make it 0-5. Congleton had their best spell now, but Adam Rigby in goal and the back 4 were equal to anything the home side had to offer. We had some chances to further increase our lead, notably Joe Rathbone with a 1 on 1 which brought a good save from the Congleton keeper. Right at the death the home side got a goal back which disappointed everyone, but shows how high standards are in the group when we are disappointed to give a goal away at a tough venue like Congleton. There were some great performances all over the park from individuals which helped build the victory, Kyle being voted MOM by the home side. FT 1-5
TEAM : RIGBY, POXON, GRIMSHAW, JACOBS, SHENTON, FROST, RATHBONE, HOWELL, POTTS (C), ODELL, BEVAN. SUBS : A.LATHAM, PARKINSON, POLLARD. NOT USED : HAMPSON.