Potter's magic spell gives Hallam RUN-around

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Posted 12th August 2018 - Posted in Match Reports Potter's magic spell gives Hallam RUN-around

Hallam 0 Runcorn Linnets 2 ( Potter [Pen], Corrigan)

Match highlights available on the Hallam FC YouTube channel - Click HERE

Hallam's FA cup run was checked at the first hurdle as Runcorn ran out comfortable victors at a gloomy Sandygate.
As football returned to S10 for a new season, Hallam welcomed the Merseyside based outfit of the North West counties league for this FA Cup extra preliminary round encounter.

The Blue and whites must have come into this contest brimming with confidence after their 7-0 demolition of Bolsover seven days earlier but it was the team in yellow and green who posed the biggest threat early on.
And Linnets hit the target first on as Freddie Potter met a corner on the edge of the six yard box, with a bullet header which left Branch in the Hallam goal with no chance of stopping it.

Hallam did create more in the second half with Ben Thornton having a chance blocked and Reece Treasure' s teasing ball across the box eluding two players.

Hallam's already difficult task was made that bit harder as they were reduced to ten men as Lewis Whittaker was dismissed for a second yellow card. The hosts management team reacted with a double change but to further rub salt into Hallam's wounds, the visitors doubled their advantage as Louis Corrigan smashed home a penalty kick.

In time added on, Branch prevented any further damage been inflicted on the scoreline as he made an excellent stop with the resulting rebound hitting the bar.
So, no cup run this time as Hallam return to NCEL action Tuesday evening at Yorkshire Carnegie, looking to follow up on that impressive result on the opening day, KO 745pm.

Hallam fc line up
Managers S Bates/ S Whitehead
1 J Branch
2 J Brelsford ( Damms)
3 R Tootle ( Littlejohn)
4 L Whittaker
5 J Mccarthy
6 T Bradley
7 D Booth
8 S Fewkes
9 S Smith
10 B Thornton ( Bishop)
11 R Treasure

Subs
12 J Damms
14 D Darwent
15 C Littlejohn
16 W Wealth
17 M Bishop

Runcorn linnets line up
Manager M Ellison
1 D Forth
2 L Corrigan
3 M Atherton
4 A Morris
5 M Simpson
6 K Nolan
7 K Holt
8 K Hamid (capt)
9 F Potter
10 P Shanley
11 A Gilchrist

Subs
12 J Moore
14 M Bryant
15 D O Brien
16 K Jones
17 R McCarthy
18 C Lawton
19 M Holmes

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Hallam colours.. Blue and white, Blue, Blue
Runcorn colours..Yellow and green, green, yellow

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