Super Eagley storm into Lancashire Shield final
Eagley won through to the final of the Lancashire Shield for the third successive year tonight.
The Dunscar men overwhelmed West Lancashire League Premier Division title rivals Longridge Town 3-2 with an outstanding performance at Padiham FC.
They had their work cut out against the leaders of their division who went into the game on the back of destroying another side with title aspirations, Coppull United, 4-0 on Saturday.
But Paul Marriott’s side have been on an impressive run of form themselves and are currently third in the league, four points behind Longridge having played one more game.
They have revived their chances of winning the league on the back of their recent run of good results. And tonight they sent out a statement to the rest of the league that they mean business.
They could meet Charnock Richard – currently second in their league – in the final for the third year running depending on the outcome of the second semi-final between the Chorley side and Bury’s Manchester League Premier Division outfit Walshaw next Wednesday, February 27, at Bamber Bridge.
Eagley dominated a first half in which they missed a penalty, and Longridge made them pay early in the second half when they took the lead against the run of play.
The Dunscar side responded in style, equalising with a Mark Truffas free kick before taking the lead through a Ryan Moore penalty.
Jordan Cover then stepped off the bench to score a spectacular third before Longridge grabbed a late penalty in injury time.
Marriott said: “We were brilliant. We responded superbly to going a goal behind and Jordan scored a wonder goal to finish the game off.
“It was an outstanding team performance and we totally deserved the win.”