Dog Inn score late on to finish season with a lifting win

Picture: PA
Picture: PA

Dog Inn concluded their Harry Dewhurst Memorial League with a richly deserved win at Wilson’s.

Dog Inn concluded their Harry Dewhurst Memorial League with a richly deserved win at Wilson’s.

The Whalley side started brightly, but found themselves a goal down against the run of play midway through the first half. ]

However, heads never dropped and they equalised with half an hour remaining, Luke Chatburn’s deflected shot finding the corner.

With captain and man of the match Nick Lord pulling the strings in midfield, Dog looked the likelier winners and got the decisive goal in stoppage time; Lord played in Connor Haworth who finished clinically.

Dog manager Simon Kerins was delighted with the result.

“With me, there is no such thing as a meaningless fixture, even at the end of the season,” he said. “ It was vital that we finished on a high and the performance and result should give everyone a lift.

“Had it not been for the let-downs in the middle part of the season, we would have been right in the title mix; with more commitment, I am sure that we will be next season.”