Great final despite conditions

Leigh Genesis results

In the U11 Wigan & District KO Cup final at Brocstedes Park, Leigh Genesis Atomic met Golborne Sports.

The game was played in terrible conditions. Freezing, driving rain and the pitch holding water made playing the game very difficult for both teams.

Atomic started well - in the first 10 minutes alone they hit the post, had shots cleared off the line and the Golborne keeper made a string of great saves. However, in a rare Golborne attack the Blue team created a wonderful opening and the ball was tucked home simply to give Golborne a 1-0 Lead. This knocked the Atomic confidence and Golborne enjoyed a good spell creating a few half chances. Atomic regained their composure and bossed the rest of the first half again creating further great chances that were not put away.

Atomic started the second half as they ended the first. Chances upon chances were created as Golborne were penned in their own half. As the conditions deteriorated defending became more and more difficult and as Atomic broke down the last line of defence Connor Swindells got close to the goalkeeper and slid the ball home for the long awaited equaliser. Atomic continued to ask questions and another move fed the ball to Jordan Coates who scored a brilliant goal. As the Golborne heads went down Atomic scored a third when Alfie Christiansen blasted the ball into the roof of the net from 20 yards to make it 3-1 to Genesis.

To their credit Golborne put more players up front and showed a real threat with only great Atomic goal keeping and defending keeping the lead intact.

A great game of football despite the awful conditions. Well done to Genesis Atomic winning the cup but congratulations to Golborne for the part they played in such a competitive final.

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Bolton/Bury JFL Section A Leigh Genesis U10 Originals 0, BISC U10 3

Wigan YFL KO Cup Final Leigh Genesis U11 Atomic 3, Golborne Sports U11 1

Wigan YFL Division South (April 24) Leigh Genesis U11 Fusion 3, PEM Juniors U11 2

Bolton/Bury JFL Section A Leigh Genesis U13 Alpha 2, Cherrybrook U13 2

Bolton/Bury JFL Section D (April 21) Atherton Town Panthers U13 7, Leigh Genesis U13 Tigers 2

Bolton/Bury JFL Section D Leigh Genesis U13 Tigers 4, Bromley Cross Crusaders U13 3

Wigan YFL Division 2 (April 24) Highfield Grange U16 3, Leigh Genesis U16 Scorpions 3

British Colleges League Leigh Genesis U18 Scholarship 3, Cronton College U18 5

Northwest Youth Alliance Division 1 (April 24) Ashton Athletic U18 6, Leigh Genesis U18 0