Midweek Report  2nd November 2016

Liverpool St Helens travel to Sefton this Saturday with a third of their South Lancashire/Cheshire One campaign now completed. They sit in second place, four points behind an unbeaten Douglas outfit and just above a chasing pack of six or seven clubs including Manchester and New Brighton.

After last weekend’s hard fought win over New Brighton, LSH Head Coach Andy Northey professed himself well satisfied with the season so far. “Things are going really well” he said. “The lads are enjoying themselves and we seem to have found the right balance between youth and experience”. Northey is pleased with the number of youngsters such as George Wilson, Tom Williamson, Sam Molyneux, Paddy Royle, Dan Heslop and latterly Alex McBride that now form the nucleus of his side. “The experience of Darren Wilson and Dan Filson, both of whom are having good seasons, is invaluable in a team like ours, whilst the likes of Mark Potter, Jan Lourens and the two Cunlliffe lads give us an extra edge” he added.

Reflecting on the matches so far, Northey readily admits that Douglas were the better side when LSH lost the opener at Moss Lane and their subsequent form bears that out.  Apart from the loss at Manchester after a magnificent fight back, LSH have notched up five wins and Northey aims to keep things simple for the rest of the campaign. “We aim to be competitive every week and will just see where it takes us “he said.

LSH will be hoping for better weather and a better result at Thornhead Lane this Saturday remembering last season’s narrow 5-3 defeat in atrocious conditions.  Kick off this week is 2.15.

John Williams

Andy Northey