Youth beat Middlewich at last!!!

The Youth side progressed to the Semi final of the MCDFA challenge cup following a somewhat unconvincing victory over Middlewich Reserves at Seddon Street.<br><br>Middlewich started more brightly and gave Matty Knowles more to do in the Youth goal without ever really putting him under too much pressure. 2 corners in succession from middlewich resulted in a breakaway by the youth side with Bentley hitting the bar with his 30 yard effort.<br><br>As the first half continued, Witton began to assert more dominance and more chances came to Dunne, Parker and Clarke but with no positive end to continued attacks.<br>The second half continued in a similar way, with chances for both sides squandered. <br><br>The game seemed to be heading towards extra time, but for an Alex Dunne run into the box that was stopped illeagally by the Middlewich centre back. Matty Clarke cooly converted the penalty to give Witton the victory.<br><br>On balance the result was just about right, but the Youth side will need to show much more quality and composure should their progress continue through to the final.<br><br>Squad:<br>Knowles, Clarke M, Tomlinson, Webb, Blinkhorn, Garner, Parker, Nolan, Clarke, Bentley, Dunne. <br>Subs: <br>Ashton, Hindley, Lowe.<br><br>Next Games.<br>18th Feb 3pm Home v Broadheath Reserves<br>25th Feb 2.30pm Away v Pilkingtons<br>