First Half:

The match kicked off with both teams showing there intent from the start. However, it was Coppull United Reserves who managed to find the back of the net first, putting them ahead in the 12th minute. Despite numerous efforts from Poulton, they were unable to equalise before halftime, and the score remained 1-0 as the teams headed into the break.

Second Half:

The second half saw Poulton Reserves stepping up their game, attempting to play through the thirds more to turn the tide in their favour. Soon after the restart some good link up play earned Poulton a free kick in a dangerous position. Kris Stephens stepped up and hit a superb shot which unfortunately hit the post. In the 55th minute, their perseverance finally paid off as Harrison Poole found the net with a stunning low bending drive. With the score now at 1-1 , Poulton pushed for another goal. However, it was Coppull United Reserves who struck next, reclaiming the lead in the 77th minute after a goalmouth scramble.

Full Time:

In an attempt to inject fresh energy into the game, Poulton FC made several substitutions but despite their best efforts they were unable to equalise for a second time.

While the result may not have gone in Poulton’s favour, the lads will regroup, learn from this experience, and come back stronger in the upcoming fixtures.

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