Cheadle Town 3-3 St Helens Town

“Unbelievable Geoff”, would have been the words to come out of mouth of the popular football pundit Chris Kamara if he was to witness Cheadle Town’s tremendous comeback at the weekend against St Helens Town. Three goals in injury time at the end of the 90 minutes ensured the points were shared much to the dismay of the visiting St Helens Town.
It was St Helens who took control with a goal on 9 minutes when Daniel Greene curled a spectacular shot from 25 yards into the top corner of the net. St Helens then doubled their lead on 21 minutes when Andy Gillespie had the easiest of tap-ins following a good cross from the byline.
It wasn’t until 25 minutes that Cheadle had their first chance which fell to Sam Noar who was played through but could only watch as his shot went wide of the post.
St Helens claimed their third goal and perhaps sealed the game on 32 minutes when Chris Lomax reacted quicker to rebounded shot to tap into an empty net.
HT: Cheadle Town 0 St Helens Town 3
Cheadle came out in the second half looking a lot more organised, but were let off by the woodwork as a St Helens shot rebounded off the inside of the post.
Cheadle continued to press for that elusive first goal as a number of tactical changes were made to the team. It wasn’t until 75 minutes that Noar had another great chance to score, but this time he was denied by the St Helens keeper who made a good save.
As the 90 minute mark passed, this was the time for Cheadle to attempt to salvage something from the game. First Noar finally got his reward as his pace beat their defender and he fired home for what we assumed to be a consolation goal.
Within the next minute a Jon McLaughlin deep cross found the head of Liam Tongue who headed the ball across the goal in to the corner of the net. And with the last kick of the game, keeper Jupp fired a long free kick into the St Helens area and it found the head of Joe Shaw as everyone watched in astonishment as the ball looped over the keeper and into the net.