Horwich Advertiser Issue 563

Email: news@horwichadvertiser.co.uk Page 32 The Advertiser September 29th 2020 Follow us on Facebook: Horwich Advertiser DAISY Hill’s inter- est in the Build- base FA Vase is over for another season after they fell to a 5-2 defeat at home t o Wa r r i n g t o n Rylands 1906. An early goal from Daisy’s Matty Davison got them off to a good start, but the visitors hit back to lead 2-1 at the break, and ran in three more goals in the second half, two of them from the lively Kane Drum- mond who was a con- stant threat to the home defence over the course of the 90 minutes. Tom Jackson pulled one back for Daisy late on to reduce the margin of defeat. Daisy Hill also lost both Sam Howell and Dexter Brierley before half-time after picking up injuries. Speaking after the game, Daisy Hill man- ager Brian Hart said: “The two goals we scored were decent so that was pleasing, but kamikaze defending and some bad decision mak- ing when we were tiring cost us. “Up until just before half time we were doing okay, but losing both Sam Howell and Dex- ter Brierley to injury affected us. It meant we had to reshape and we struggled to come to terms with that. “It was disappointing that after getting off to a good start we con- ceded a soft goal almost straight away. “In the second half it went away from us a little bit, and we have to accept we got caught a bit short. They are a decent team with some good players who deserved to win.” BOLTON Wanderers may have started their season with four defeats but head coach Ian Evatt believes the side he has put together is heading in the right direction. The Trotters’ boss took massive positives from their League Two defeat at Colchester – a game they dominated HORWICH RMI FC have teamed up with estate agents Movuno in a two-year club sponsorship deal it believes will be a winner on and off the pitch. Club secretary Stew- art Burke said: “The approach from Movuno and sponsorship deal agreed will have such a positive impact on the club. Not only will it allow us to financially support all of our teams to the best of our abilities this year but will provide us with more long-term comfort due to the two- year deal agreed.” Horwich RMI, estab- lished in 2001 by chair- man Colin Myers, has experienced exponential growth over the last few years bringing the club from a focus on juniors to that of a much wider member base attracting more than 250 players across a range of ages and gender. Colin said: “The vol- unteers that help to WIGAN Warriors will play Leeds Rhinos in the semi-finals of this year’s Coral Chal- lenge Cup. The draw for the semis was made during half time ay Wigan’s Quarter Final tie with Hull FC. After Adrian Lam’s side beat the Black and Whites 4-36 at the AJ Bell Stadium, they will now face Richard Agar’s Leeds on Saturday Octo- ber 3. Holders Warrington Wolves will play Sal- ford in the other semi, which will take place on the same day as a double-header. Details of the venue and kick off time have yet to be confirmed. Coach Lam was delighted with the Cherries’ performance and the return of cap- tain Sean O’Loughlin, back in action after spending a number of months injured. Speaking after the win Lam said: “He was outstanding. He gives us a completely different attacking style and does it better than anyone in the world I believe. “Just looking around the dressing room before a quarter final of the Challenge Cup and you’re seeing Sean O’Loughlin ready to play, it can only boost the players.” He also praised the performances of his young forward pack. Lam said: “There’s obvi- ously a few of our mid- dles out at the moment, but those guys have been going great for us for a long time now. “It’s hard to single out anyone through the mid- dle, they were all quite consistent I thought. I’m really pleased for them. They are the future of the club.” BOLTON Cricket League officials have formally endedtheseasonasaresultoftheincreasingrestric- tions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Westhoughton topped the Premier League table when the announcement was made – but with the season declared null and void no honours will be handed out for 2020. The season was already restricted when the deci- sion to stop play was made. Sides were playing each other once, rather than twice, with the league only getting underway at the end of July. The final two games in the Premiership and Associated divisions will now not be played, with the junior game also halted. T20 finals day has also been scrapped. In a statement the league said: “After careful consideration the Bolton Cricket League execu- tive have unanimously decided to terminate the 2020 season. “The season will be considered null and void at both senior and junior levels.” CRICKET ROUND-UP Season is at an end Rhinos cup date for Cherries Advertiser SPORT Contact the Advertiser team on 01204 478810 Defeat signals a Vase exit for Daisy EVATT SEES THE POSITIVES in terms of possession but not in terms of goal opportunities taken. Speaking after the 2-0 defeat in Essex, he said: “That’s the best we’ve played. I think we completely domi- nated the pace and the speed of the game for 90 minutes. We looked like a really good team, bar the goals, bar us not taking our chances.” He added: “If we play like that for 44 more games and be more ruthless and clinical in front of goal, we’ll win a lot more than we lose.” Evatt, who brought 17 new players to Bol- ton during the summer break, also said they were now beginning to look like his team. And he added: “We’ll keep improving week on week. It’s early in the season and you don’t win trophies and championships and pro- motions in September. Give us time.” HORWICH St Mary’s Victoria are looking for businesses eager to support grass roots football in the town. They are being urged to take part in a player sponsor scheme. For just £100 they will have their businesses pro- moted the West Lan- cashire League club’s social media channels. On the pitch, the club’s early division one campaign suffered a blow with a 4-2 away defeat at Crooklands. Sam Parkinson and Matty Davies (pen) were on the scoresheet for the visitors. After two games Horwich St Mary’s sit eighth in the division with three points. Those points came in a convincing 7-2 season opening home win against Millom. Nathan Monson, Matty Davies and Sam Parkinson all grabbed a brace of goals, with Scott Adamson also on the scoresheet. Call for grass roots support Horwich RMI are on the ball Pitch perfect: ColinMyers with four players in the new kit withMovuno operations director Joanne Adamson run the club are amaz- ing. Between us we have seventeen junior boys’ teams, a futsal team, two girls’ teams and open age teams for both men and ladies. Well over 250 players will now benefit from Movuno’s offer.” He added: “We are always on the lookout for volunteers or play- ers. Anyone interested in joining our commu- nity based and fam- ily run club, please email us at info@ horwichrmifc.com . We can also be contacted on our Facebook page, our Twitter account and via our website – www. horwichrmifc.com. ”

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