15:00 - Saturday 13th August 2022
The Parker Roofing Memorial Ground Church View Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6AT

Penistone Church




Golcar United

Kieran Ryan 59

Full Time

Penistone Church 1 - 0 Golcar United: Church beat 10 man Golcar Utd 1-0

Church edge it in an even match which could have gone either
Words By Martin Webb
Attendance 305. 
At 28’c it was a swelteringly hot by Penistone standards. 
Golcar visited the Parker Roofing Memorial Ground for the first time in many years. The last time these teams met was in the Yorkshire Trophy Semi-Final. Church won that away match 3-0 in October 2020. The Church pitch was hard following several weeks without rain, but the grass looked great and played well. 
Church opened quickly and had the first shot on target within the first minute. Golcar had a good 10 minute spell with the ball, but lacked accuracy in the last third of the pitch. They drew a great save from Chris Snaith low down at the near post from 8 yards. Church responded with their own spell of passing and started to open up the Golcar midfield. 

A massive Church clearance created havoc in the Golcar defence. Reece High was through on goal and a collision with the defender ended with a red card for the Golcar defender. The foul was on the edge of the Golcar box. Nathan Keightley drew a great fingertip save from the keeper low to his left.  The shot ricocheted off the post and away to safety. Church then stuttered a bit and could not break down the 10 men of Golcar.
 In fact it was Golcar who missed a sitter from 6 yards out. Church then drew a spectacular save from the keeper with the last touch of the half.
Half time PCFC 0 Golcar 0 
Church were looking good going forward, but their shooting and final passes let them down.

Goal 59 minutes
Nathan took the ball from half way. He worked the ball down the right with pace, turned inside and laid the ball off to Kieran Ryan. Kieran Ryan's low drive fizzed into the bottom right corner of the goal. 
PCFC 1 Golcar 0

After 63 minutes Wayne Hughes replaced James Young in defence and Elliott Firth replaced Eddie Newsome in midfield. Reece High was replaced by Leon Hurles-Brook. Golcar showed plenty of promise down the wings but could not get a clear chance. Church continued to press and had a few chances in the last 20 minutes. 
However, Golcar made it into a tense nervous finish for both teams by attacking but fluffing their chances.
With 90 minutes up Church burst upfield and Leon Hurles-Brook found Keightley in the box. His crisp shot from 10 yards was tipped over.
Full Time PCFC 1 Golcar 0
A first home win of the season sees Church consolidate on their 2 successive 2-0 away wins. They will be particularly pleased with another clean sheet and 3 points in this tough game.

Church 1-0 Golcar United

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