The only remaining unbeaten records in Intermediate ‘A’ were on the line today but it was Crewe who came out on top at Crewe Park against Oxford Sunnyside and they moved top of the table to round off a great weekend for the club.
MUFL Intermediate ‘A’
Crewe United 2 Oxford Sunnyside 0
Crewe made sure that their fantastic league record continued by defeating near rivals Oxford and extend their unbeaten record, dating back nearly 18 months now since the Glenavy men last tasted league defeat.
The game started at a frantic pace and that continued for much of the half. But it was Crewe who had most of the possession and Crewe could have two or three goals in the first period. The tireless Tiernan Mulvenna hit the crossbar from a tight angle and Gerard McMullan would have scored after great work from Thomas Robinson only for a last ditched clearance off the line from McVeigh.
The game was relentless and Crewe were kept on their toes by Mackle and Toland in particular and Oxford still looked dangerous on the break. However Youle and McQuitty coped well with anything in the air and were well covered by Maxwell and McAuley.
Crewe came out of the blocks quickest in the second half and still looked the more threatening. The breakthrough game just after the hour mark after great work from Harmon to win the ball back and Maxewll found Mulvenna who flicked the ball round the Oxford defence and McMullan jinked inside and slotted home. Conor Maxwell nearly made it 2-0 after cutting inside after good work from Mulvenna and his shot went narrowly passed the post of Radcliffe in the Oxford goal.
The points were sealed which started from an Oxford corner which was well cleared by Youle. The Crewe Captain and Centre Half decided to join in the break away and after a super through ball from Gerard McMullan, he broke through one on one and delightfully disguised his delicate chip that put Radcliffe on the ground in the 88th minute. A super move and he finished the move that he started.
Oxford tried to put Crewe under pressure and Matson in the home goal was determined to keep a clean sheet and made a good save late on down to his left to ensure it stayed in tact. Harmon and Halfpenny in midfield also took control of the final few minutes to see out the game.
A super performance from the whole squad. Next week is a difficult away trip to improving Markethill Swifts.
Annagh United Reserves 1 Crewe United Reserves 3
The Reserves travelled to Tandragee Road to kick of the weekend of football to take on a struggling Annagh side. However two goals from the ever reliable Jamie Devenny made sure of the points and Ben Moorhead scored his first senior Crewe goal to make sure all three points made it back to Glenavy.
Next week the Reserves are in Cup against as they entertain Derryhirk Reseerves.