Cheadle Town 1-4 Oswestry Town

In what was the first ever meeting between these two clubs, it was Cheadle who were to dominate the first 10 minutes of the game which saw an early goal on 5 minutes when Sam Noar converted from close range after a scramble in the box which saw an initial shot rebound off the post.
Cheadle continued to cause the Oswestry defence problems and Jon McLaughlin was unlucky not to find the back of the net with a 25-yard shot.
It took until 11 minutes for Oswestry to venture into the Cheadle half, but they could only watch as a header went wide of the post.
The woodwork was going to be Cheadle’s nemesis as Luke Hinck’s shot on 29 minutes rattled the bar and Cheadle failed to convert the rebound.
Oswestry took the lead on 38 minutes when a defensive clearance fell to Richard Litchfield who scored easily. Within minutes of the restart, Oswestry were awarded a penalty for a foul in the area. Luckily keeper Ben Jupp dived to his left and saved the penalty.
HT: Cheadle Town 1 FC Oswestry Town 1
Cheadle Town continued to attack from the start of the second half, but we seemed to leave gaps in the midfield to allow Oswestry to counter attack.
Oswestry took the lead on 55 minutes when a speculative shot from 20-yards by Callum Graybrook took a deflection and sent Jupp diving the wrong way. Oswestry then increased their lead further on 68 minutes as Liam Molloy headed home from close range.
Cheadle at this stage were getting frustrated as Hinck’s once again fire a shot against the woodwork on 69 minutes, which was then followed by a free-kick taken by Chris Sherrington which smashed against the crossbar.
Oswestry sealed the points on 89 minutes as they broke on the counter attack and Molloy grabbed his second goal of the day as he was found unmarked on the far post.
A disappointing day for Cheadle Town who had enough chances in the first 10 minutes to build up a healthy lead. It’s back to League action on Tuesday evening when they’ll be looking for an improved performance when they travel to Ashton Town.