Away league match played on 23 September 2012.
Kicked off at 10:30 AM

The promising start to the season seems to have had a positive effect on the Parkway squad, as for the first time in couple of seasons we had 13 players getting changed when the clock struck 10.05am. This sight was enough for Neal (Paddy) to close the car boot without even taking his boots out!


The ground staff at Hemlington must be given a pat on the back, as for the first time this season we played on a pitch that was both adult sized and had seen a lawn mower of the summer.


Again the parkway started with a much changed team from the previous week, with Kendall making his debut from the bench and McPhillips making his first appearance of the season for the club, after having his head turned in the summer by a pub that has working toilet facilities.


The game was pretty evenly balanced for the first 15 minutes, before the parkway began to turn the screw. The game came to life on the half hour mark when Bradley hit a screamer with his left foot from outside the area, which found the top corner of the net. This effort sent the 6 travelling fans into euphoria on the sidelines, hopefully no action will be taken against the club for assistant manager Parks volleying a water bottle onto the pitch trying to emulate Bradley’s strike. The Parkway went into the break with that narrow lead but they could have been out of site with a number of chances being missed the best of which fell to Williams and Walker.


An inspirational half time team talk from manager Trattles senior really got the team fired up and they doubled there lead seconds into the second half when Bradley released Walker who finished well to keep his goal per game ratio in tact. The visitors continued to take hold of the game and were again rewarded when Trattles played a long ball finding the run of Bradley who fed Williams to score his first of the season from a wide angle.


Conceding a third goal seemed to rally the home team who saw a lot of the ball for the remainder of the game, pulling a goal back when they caught the visitor out with a quick breaking move ending in an easy finish in the six yard box. The pressure from the home team led to a change for the Parkway with Kendall replacing O’Rourke, and his first run out in over a year was successful due to the 45 minute warm up during the first half.


Despite the lack of possession the parkway continued to look dangerous on the break, particular in the wide areas. This led to them extending there lead to 5-1 with Williams crossing for McPhillips to tap home and J.Lavender exposing the left full back for pace causing him to chop him down in the box, Bradley converted the penalty for his second of the game. Sections of the crowd were concerned at the fitness of Savoriti and slightly confused when he had to switch positions with Trattles when his legs stopped working on 80 minutes. This led to Trattles playing in an unfamiliar role that previously the team would not have let him play in training let alone in league game. #trattlesforenglandcallup


At this point the game looked to be over and the camera men from the gazette packed up having enough footage for the day. This also led to the parkway keeper switching off, letting the Huntsman back into the game late on when he spilled a cross that was not on target over his head into the net and then failing to push a tame effort over the bar. Keeper D.Lavender made a public apology to his team mates via a social media site yesterday evening at 8.17pm last night also stating that due to having a free week next Sunday due to him getting married he will get a round in by way of official apology to all those involved in the game.

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