It came against the run of play when Colls took the lead on 19 minutes. Fantastic link up play between Ben Hardcastle and Mark Battersby deservedly resulted in a goal. Hardcastle carried the ball down the wing before cutting inside and feeding into Battersby’s feet. A flick around the defender saw Hardcastle receive the ball back, before curling it into the bottom right hand corner past Mike Langley.
Excerpt from the match report v Cammell Laird 1907 (Away) – Won 2-1 – NWCFL Division 1 – Sat 2 Aug 2014.
Photo: Ben Hardcastle, Mark Truffas and James Brooks celebrate the first competitive goal of the new era. If only we knew then, what we know now!