City of Liverpool 1-2 Cheadle Town

Whilst Cheadle Town effectively have nothing to play for this season, they are certainly not making life easy for their opposition as was witnessed on Bank Holiday Monday with a deserved victory at promotion chasers City of Liverpool.

Second half goals from Rhys Webb and Dean Nolan sealed the victory in front of a record breaking 691 crowd.

The first half saw few goal scoring chances for either side as resolute defending stopped the attacking play.

City of Liverpool had a chance on 35 minutes when header was excellently saved by Dane Smith. This was following by a half chance from Cheadle’s Luke Hincks who fired wide of the post on 41 minutes.

HT: City of Liverpool 0 Cheadle Town 0

The game started to open up in the second half and Cheadle were grateful for the strong defence.

Cheadle had a good chance to take the lead on 70 minutes when Rhys Webb took the ball past the keeper but could only cross it agonisingly across the line of the goal with no one availbale to convert.

Webb was rewarded with a goal on 75 minutes when his initial shot from the edge of the area was only parried by the keeper into his path and he finished from close range.

Cheadle increased their lead on 83 minutes when Dean Nolan rose to head home a corner.

City of Liverpool did reduce the arrears 4 minutes into injury time and it was too late for a comeback as the referee called time immediately after the restart.