Laxey Football Club


St Marys 2 Laxey 1

Greens in the Valley, 29 October 2016 20:40


A brief summary of the game away against St Mary's on 20th August 2016.

A game which started brightly for Laxey with a clear early chance, and then Jonny Shields hit a post, and there followed two corners to Laxey.

St Mary's scored early on when a huge through ball fell to former Laxey player Darren Hudgeon and he just got a touch to guide it past our keeper.

Another Marys attack and Danny Mead made a great save with his feet and soon after Darryl Haslett went down injured.  Christian Penswick then blocked a shot out for a corner.

St Mary's were on top at this stage and made it 2 - 0 with just fifteen minutes gone when Hudgeon scored his second, poking in from five yards out after a goalmouth scramble.

Shaun Kelly had a strong shot over the bar with a well taken free kick, and Aidan Cummins was booked for a tackle, when in fact he clearly won the ball cleanly.

St Marys had another free kick which hit the bar and were at that stage the stronger team.   However shortly after Jonny Shields hit the side netting after a shot following a corner.

In the second half Matty Skillicorn had a shot blocked for a corner, and Jamie Callister put a header just wide.

Laxey got a goal back when a long throw into the box was headed down by Shaun and Matt Skillicorn scored a good goal with his left foot to make it 2 - 1 with just five minutes of the half gone. 

Jonny had another shot just wide and Shaun had a header comfortably saved.  Jonny had another run through on goal and was blocked at the last moment and the ball cleared for a corner.  Shaun had another header headed off the line by the Marys defence, and out for a corner.   Laxey were having a much better second half and matching St Mary's - who now had several former Laxey junior stars.   St Mary's did hit the post on another attack.

Joe Walters came on to replace Jonny - and Declan was booked for arguing about a possible penalty.  The game finished with Jamie heading wide from a Shaun long throw, and Shaun was booked.

Man of the Match was a close run thing between Tom Smith, Darryl Haslett and Declan Cummins -


But the Greens in the Valley Man of the Match is:  

Declan Cummins


                                    Laxey    St Marys

Shots on target              5                6

Shots off target              7                9

Corners                         11               7