Laxey Football Club


Union Mills 3 Laxey 7

Greens in the Valley, 29 October 2016 21:30


A strong 7 - 3 win against Union Mills, despite going behind early on.  Laxey were missing Tom Smith who was replaced by David Screech Corlett.

Laxey started very brightly, but with just 7 minutes gone were a goal down - defensive confusion let the Mills in to take a lead.

Danny Mead had to make another save by heading clear from outside his area and then he had to save an overhead shot.

Finally Laxey got back into the game - first Aidan headed over a high ball and Matty Skillicorn headed in a looper over the goalkeeper to make it 1 - 1 with 19 minutes gone. 

Aidan hit a shot high wide and handsome,  and then Laxey scored their second.  A great ball from Matty S to Sean Gavin led to Sean scoring an acrobatic goal over the keeper to make it 2 - 1 with 23 minutes gone.

However, Mills were still in it and  five minutes later they equalised with a snap shot from the edge of area - 2-2.

Laxey were well on top though and Aidan had another shot blocked and Matty S had a shot cleared off the line.  A great ball by Jonny Shields to Aidan led to his shot being well saved. 

Laxey went ahead again when a strong Shaun Kelly shot was spilled by the Mills keeper and Sean Gavin was on hand to follow up to score his second and make it 3 - 2 to Laxey with 40 minutes of the half gone.   Jonny then somehow managed to miss from five yards out.

In the second half, Sean had a shot on the turn saved and out for a corner. Aidan had yet another shot saved.

In the tenth minute of the half Sean's hat-trick came from another good ball from Matty S and Sean hit a tremendous volley to make it 4 - 2.  So far the goal of the season.

Shaun Kelly was tripped in the area and a penalty awarded and up stepped the other Sean, to score his fourth goal to make it 5 - 2 with 25 minutes gone.

Jonny and Matty S came off to be replaced by Fraser Vaughan and Matty Wilkinson.  Sean had another chance and headed just over from about 6 yards out.  Darryl Haslett had a shot just over and Jamie Callister came off to give Nick Venables a game. 

Goal number 6 for Laxey came when Shaun met a free kick on the volley from about 10 yards out to score a good goal with five minutes to go - 6 - 2.

Union Mills had a late flurry, hitting a post, and then scoring to make it 6 - 3.  

Shaun had another volley, just over and then from a corner, Declan scored a beauty - he controlled the ball on the edge of the area and hit a rocket into the net to make it 7 - 3.

In the last minute Fraser had a shot over, and Shaun shot wide after a good Laxey move.

Overall a good dominant display, let down by giving the Mills a sniff with some defensive errors, but Laxey were comfortable for most of the game and played their best football of the season so far - 

There were good performances all round with everyone impressing, but the leading contenders for Man of the Match were Darryl and Shaun - but the Greens in the Valley Man of the Match goes to 

Sean Gavin - for his four goals, one of them a goal of the season.


                                Laxey        Union Mills

Shots on Target         10                  6

Shots off Target           7                  5

Corners                       7                  4