Thursday, 5 May 2011

Whitehead Cup Win

Mellor won the Whitehead Cup for the second time in three seasons on Wednesday May 5th when they beat Chorltonians 3-0 at Trafford FC. It was Mellor's third Cup Final victory over Chorlts teams in three years too, all at the same venue and all without conceding a goal. Centre back and Man of the Match Mat Molden led the way with a thunderous drive from 18 yards on 11 minutes to give Mellor a half time lead. A delicate, glancing Ian Arnfield header from six yards to a Nick Entwistle cross a minute after the break made it 2-0 and sub Steve Baguley scored with almost his first touch to complete the rout on 87 minutes after good work from Sam Parker. Stand-in keeper Immy Roberts made two incredible saves very late on to deny Chorlts a consolation goal. A full match report and more photographs will appear on Mellor's website Congratulations to management team Gary Brown and Adam Axford whose side conceded just one goal in four matches in its successful cup run.

Mat Molden's opener

From the reverse angle
(credit: Sam Randles)

Ian Arnfield's brilliant glancing header at the start of the second half from Nick Entwistle's cross. (credit: Sam Randles)

Sam Parker holds off a challenge
(credit: Sam Randles)
Scorers Mat Molden (left) and Ian Arnfield

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