Saturday’s game against Cammell Lairds was one that lacked chances, but was a scrappy affair to say the least. Kiarno Samms having Town’s best chances in the half, three within the space of 10 minutes but the newly transformed striker wasn’t able to find the games first goal. On the 29 minute mark, Kyle Foley had a goal scoring opportunity a striker dreams of, 1 on 1 with goalkeeper Tom White. White held his nerve and stayed big to deny Foley, and take the game to half time goalless. Lairds had one notable chance during the first half, coming to Matthew Kewn from the 18 yard line but he blazed well over. Half time, 0-0.
An early second half substitution for Town was made, seeing Adam Etches on loan from Stockport County on to provide a bit of extra width and pace. The chances were once again limited in the second half, and a heated midfield affair began to arise. Jack McConnell had a great chance midway through the half, after Kiarno finding him free 15 yards out but the effort found its way into White’s gloves once again. The biggest turn of the game came in the 88th minute, a penalty awarded for Town and potentially a life line to take all 3 points. Liam Mottram stepped up, but Tom White kept his team in the game saving the effort and meaning the away side went home with at least 1 point.
Town now sit 13th in the league table after 7 points from the last possible 9, and upcoming games vs Barnton and Cheadle Town will be great opportunities to creep into the top 10 come the end of the season.