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Monday, 04 January 2016 (3074247)
Remyca battle back to earn share of points
by Tom Martin

Stockport Town 2

Litherland Remyca 2

LITHERLAND Remyca produced an impressive fightback to come from two goals down at half time to rescue a point against Stockport Town.

The away side struggled to take advantage of early chances in the first half and Stockport were much more decisive in front of goal with Malam Varela and Adam Kay both netting in the opening 45 minutes.

Despite the uphill battle, Remyca rallied in the second half and goals from Jake Connor and Colin McDonald ensured the travelling fans did not go home disapointed.

The first half was an action packed affair that saw both sides fail to take advantage of the many chances created.

The first big chance of the game came on the ten minute mark. Andy Mottershead of Stockport capitalised on a defensive mix up to find himself presented with an open goal, however, he could not find the target from 18 yards.

Litherland then had their first spell of pressure and with it they forced Aaron Ashley into two fine saves, first producing a brilliant stop to deny Chris Lowe’s one on one chance, before David Flynn played in McDonald, who saw Ashley there to thwart him as well.

Varela then opened the scoring. Nathan Neequaye found the marauding midfielder in an advanced position, he managed to beat two defenders before placing a deft side foot finish past David Potter in the Litherland goal to make it 1-0 to Stockport.

Jamie Colbourn forced another good save from Ashley as Litherland reacted well to going a goal down, but Stockport looked to press their advantage as they fought hard for a second. 

Town then doubled their lead. Adam Kay was the beneficiary of a brilliant counter attack as he headed home, after his initial effort saved and rebound to give him another chance.

Just six minutes into the second half Litherland struck back. Connor found himself in behind the defence and he wasn’t denied as he fired past Ashley to halve the deficit.

McDonald then levelled the scores after he was left unmarked following a deep free kick. The ball was headed back across goal and Remyca’s top-scorer knocked the ball home to complete the comeback.

Ashley produced one more moment of brilliance as he made a stunning save from Stephen King to deny Litherland a win and keep the scores level. Both sides pushed forward for all three points but in the end the spoils were shared.


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