Full-Time:Portugal United 1-5 Ormskirk Cavaliers, 7th February 2016

Cavaliers were at a very blustery Carr Lane in a Second Division match against Portugal United in the Southport & District Sunday League.

With some new faces in the Cavaliers team the visitors found themselves on the back foot playing into the wind first half and it wasn’t long until United took an early lead.On twelve minutes a wind assisted corner kick from the right flew straight into the goal over a despairing Matt Lill making his debut between the sticks for Cavs.

Two minutes later Michael Smith came agonizingly close to an equalizer,his header from a free kick cleared off the goal line to safety.

Minutes before the half hour mark Cavs got their first goal,Steve Axworthy firing low past the keeper’s right from close range.

Two minutes later Axworthy came inches away from grabbing a second with a header over the crossbar from eight yards,this after good work down the right from Danny Lloyd.

Cavaliers’ defence held firm restricting United to few chances as half time was approaching.

Second half with Cavs playing with the strong wind behind them looked to  take advantage of the conditions early on.Seventeen year old midfielder Danny Lloyd was beginning to control play in the centre with driving runs forward and some telling passes in important areas.

After an hour the visitors were in the ascendency scoring two quick fire goals,Dean O’Brien with his first and Danny Lloyd with a low driven shot from twelve yards.

Cavs pressed for a fourth to end the game as a contest but also had to be on their guard defensively as their hosts were pushing forward in numbers looking for a way back,however,their finishing in front of goal let them down.

Cavaliers added two more goals in the final stages of the match,Dean O’Brien with a tap in from a yard after turning two defenders and Marc Seddon with a deflected effort into the roof of the net which had a suspicion of offside.


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