Waddington maintain promotion push

Waddington attack a corner against Peel Park                             Picture: Keith Driver
Waddington attack a corner against Peel Park Picture: Keith Driver
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Waddington sustained their promotion drive with this emphatic victory over a spirited Peel Park side at Twitter Lane.

A lively opening spell saw both sides create opportunities before the dominance of Gary Brunskill and Robert Lloyd in the air began to tell.

Brunskill opened the scoring from an in-swinging Anton Gawthorpe corner.

The away side equalised when a simple over the top ball caught the Waddington defence too square.

Roused into action, and with the dynamic James Taylor prominent, Waddington began to create numerous chances.

Lloyd made the score 2-1 from the penalty spot, and shortly before the half-time break Brunskill added a third.

The home side settled down to attractive flowing football in the second half, making good use of Phil Darnell and Chris Baron on the wings, and the pace of Luke Conti.

Baron headed Waddington further in front, before Lloyd grabbed his second with another powerful header.

Peel Park continued to press, and Danny Anderson produced two wonderful saves to stop the away side from reducing the deficit.

Anderson then surpassed himself with an astonishing penalty save, diving at full stretch before blocking the follow up.

Young Adam Pritchard made an impressive debut, firing in a cross-shot which the energetic Darnell gleefully bundled home to wrap up the scoring at 6-1.

The match was extremely well refereed by Noel McAvoy.

Waddington are at Water FC on Saturday, at Marl Pitts, kick-off 2-15 p.m.

Waddington Reserves have a Ribble Valley derby clash at Rimington Reserves, again at 2-15 p.m.