7:56pm Sunday 7th April 2013
COLLS had a good week as they continued their pursuit of a top three finish.
A 3-1 victory over Chadderton on Saturday followed the 1-0 ‘flat cap derby’ success at Atherton LR on Tuesday.
In midweek, the pitch made playing football on the ground nigh on impossible and the visitors had to go direct - a change from their usual way of playing.
Even though Colls edged possession you could not say that they dominated and you can count clear-cut chances created in the game on one hand.
Mitch Leece scored on 43 minutes. The ball was played out of the Colls defence, Paul Prescott played a tempting low cross into the six yard box which the LR keeper Cheetham spilled and Leece tapped in.
The second period again saw more endeavour than quality.
Colls had a couple of half chances which weren't converted.
LR were always in the game and had two attempts late on saved by brilliantly by Josh Harris.
Considering it was cold and he hadn't had much to do made the saves all the more impressive.
Colls had won the reverse fixture with Chadderton 2-0, the first win at Andrew Street base since 1997.
The bid for the double started well.
On 18 minutes Prescott was put clear and he finished unerringly.
It was 1-1 10 minutes later, some weak defending enabled Sean Sherwood to finish well inside the penalty box.
The second half was Colls' best 45- minute performace of 2013.
Danny Smith's 50th minute goal regained the lead before Paul Atherton scored a great goal with his wrong foot for his 21st of the campaign.
Prescott’s second put the gloss on the performance in injury time. Colls have no game on Saturday but entertain Holker OB on Monday, April 15, kick off 7.45pm.
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