The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Linesman: August 2015
AFC Tattenhall played their first competitive game for over 2 years yesterday morning, in Concorde Trophies Section B against Chester Rileys.
The sun was shining down on the Flacca, the birds were chanting, and a record attendance for AFC Tattenhall — 30- were ready to turn the Flacca into a fortress, a cauldron of noise and fire, a place where no visiting team would dare tread.
It was a hard fought game, and Tattenhall should have done enough to win the game in the opening 20 minutes. Many chances were created, and many chances squandered. The attacking play was fluid, while the defence remained strong. The deadlock was broken when Glenn Coppack received the ball midway in the opposition half, ran at the defence and unleashed a ripper, which was destined for the top corner, when it took a wicked deflection and looped over the keeper. 1-0.
Tattenhall created chance after chance, but Chester Rileys equalised following an incisive break. The visitors then made it 2-1 with a header from a corner, but just before the break, Collen Mutete went on one of his mazy dribbles through their bewildered defence, and coolly slotted in, and the sides went in at the break level.
But the tide had turned and Chester Rileys began the second half on the front foot. They quickly scored to regain advantage, a mix up in the area granted their striker the freedom of Tattenhall and they were 3-2 up.
Fatigue set in, and as much as they huffed and puffed, Tattenhall couldn't blow the door down. It was a valiant performance, and they definitely showed that they will be competitive this season.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Reminder of life-saving training sessionTattenhall Community First Responders have funded wholly or in part the provision of a number of defibrillators in the locality. They are located at the Spar Shop(Moreton's Tattenhall), Tattenhall Recreation Club, the Barbour Institute, the Studio (Warley Court), the Rookery Surgery and the Pheasant Inn. To make the most of this...
Green living guide: how to live a more eco-friendly life and reduce your carbon footprintHere is a practical expert guide ( Countryfile magazine) on how to become more eco-friendly to live a greener life and reduce your carbon footprint.We are bombarded with reports and news stories about pollution, wildlife declines, climate change and other environmental concerns. But as individuals we...
Alison's Country Kitchen
St Alban's Community Room
Dragon Hall Police Station