DATEN RES 3
POYNTON RES 1
It was an afternoon to forget for Poynton Reserves as the put in a very out of character performance away at Daten to continue their disappointing start to the new season.
Following Thursday nights battling point at Styal confidence should have been improved and after a slow start it was the visitors who created the first opening – Rob Stokoe with the early effort that was saved by the keeper.
However on ten minutes Poynton did take the lead. Midfielder Jason Leach picking up the ball and running before firing an unstoppbale 25 yard drive past the keeper – it was the 6th time in 7 games that Poynton had taken the lead but once again it proved to be a turning point.
Just four minutes later Daten were level, poor defending and failure to clear the ball set up the Daten forward who smashed the ball into the top corner.
The game became scrappy, neither side able to play the football the fine pitch deserved, quality again letting Poynton down. When the visitors did manage to pass and move quickly they looked dangerous, Wright with a great tackle and pass to Tattler who ran through and set up Leach but his shot went wide.
Daten looked dangerous each time they had a set piece as Poynton failed to organise, Heath clearing off the line and Wright with a great block.
HT: Daten Res 1 Poynton Res 1
The start of the second half mirrored the first, Daten on top and unlucky not to lead as the ball beat Cooke and came back off the post.
Poynton finally created a chance but Leach headed wide from Tattlers cross.
On the hour Daten took the lead, a free kick on the edge the box should have been saved by Cooke but somehow ended up in the back of the net.
Goldrick and Evans replaced Pullen and Stokoe but couldn’t influence the game. Daten noe cleverly slowing the game down with fouls and Poynton reacted picking up silly yellow cards.
The game was put to bed in the 81st minute, another set piece poorly defended and the points were safe.
After the game Manager Jon Hudson defended his players poor start to the season. “It’s been a really tough start but we will turn it round, this is a young squad and they are learning all the time, we have come up against strong experienced sides so far, we’ve played three of the best teams in the league and it’s a tough run but the quality we have will come through and we’ll stick together to get out of this poor run of form.”
FT: Daten Res 3 Poynton Res 1
Poynton Reserves: Cooke, Wright, Heath (Gregory), Pullen (Evans), A Takiar (Watterson), Jones, Stokoe (Goldrick), Heaton, Cairns, Leach, Tattler