Cammell Laird take three points in win over Alsager

The away day trip to Alsager Town for the North-West Counties First Division South fixture for Cammell Laird 1907 FC proved profitable as they came away with all three points.

The team sheet was again changed, but the inclusion of Jay Harvey up front gave Lairds more power as an attacking force as they began the game on the front foot. Within six minutes a long throw from Jake Doran caused problems for the home defence and when the keeper missed his punch, Kalif Koura kneed the ball home for a 1-0 lead.

However, ten minutes later Lairds failed to prevent a cross to the far post and the unmarked Kyle Stubbs had a free header to level the scores.

Not allowing this setback to affect their good start Lairds produced a slick passing move that had the home defence back peddling and when a miss hit shot landed at the feet of Regan Rubin, he fired home number two for Lairds and they kept the lead up to the interval.

The second half was best described as a gritty performance by Lairds as both teams failed to use chances created, with keeper Davidson making only one save against the Alsager attack. This mainly due to the solid pairing of Hulley and Doran who gave little away and the industry of Downey and Harvey.

Lairds now have three cup fixtures in the next three weeks, with the first being at home next Saturday versus Abbey Hey in the First Division Cup, with the kick off being at 3.00pm.

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