Laxey Football Club


Laxey 2 Ramsey 2

Greens in the Valley, 16 May 2017 16:16


A disappointing draw in a game where Laxey were mostly dominant but just could not convert the chances made.

The game started brightly for Laxey with Michael Fernandes having a good run and shot wide, and then later forcing a corner.

Matthew Wilkinson then played well to force a corner.  He took the corner and Jamie Callister got to it with a fine header which hit the post.

Sean Gavin then had a good run to force another corner.  Michael had a shot blocked and then we saw Sean with some great play which he finished with a shot diverted for a corner.  Declan Cummins had a shot wide, and then Tom Smith in attacking mode forced a corner.

Lots of chances, but then against the run of play Ramsey scored with a breakaway, a cross and a goal scored at the back post with 21 minutes gone.

Three minutes later though, Laxey equalised.  A cross by Michael was turned in by Dave Reynolds, marauding forward, to make it 1 - 1 on 24 minutes.

Sean had a shot saved, after a great interception by George Burrows, and Matt Skillicorn had a shot wide.  Michael then picked up a booking for arguing.

Laxey then went ahead after a corner from Matty Wilkinson - Sean Gavin scored with a cheeky back heel to make it 2 - 1  with 37 minutes of the half gone.

Matty Wilkinson had a shot wide and Sean hooked a shot wide - so Laxey finished the half well on top, with plenty of chances, but not enough converted.

The second half started with Matty W having another shot wide after good play by him.    

At the other end a Ramsey shot hit the Laxey bar.

Jonny Shields then via good play and a dummy set up Matty S who hit the post with a shot.  In defence, Dave Reynolds blocked a shot with his body and Jamie had to clear a shot off the line.

Ramsey were getting back in the game and equalised, scoring after a corner to make it 2 - 2 with 15 minutes of the half gone.

Matty S had a shot blocked and diverted for a corner, Michael had another shot wide and a Declan shot was comfortably saved.  

Ramsey were pressing for a winner - and Andy Ball made a brilliant finger tip save onto the bar to prevent what looked like a certain goal.   Matty S came off for Cian Brock and Ramsey nearly got the winner again when a Ramsey forward shot over the bar when through and clear. 

Laxey had lost their way in terms of goalscoring, despite plenty of chances - the corner count shows how much we were pressing.  Ramsey competed throughout.  It is a while since we had a comprehensive victory against Ramsey, who seem to have become a bit of a bogey team for Laxey.

Players who stood out were Jonny Shields, Matty Wilkinson, Tom Smith and Declan, but the Greens in the Valley Man of the Match is

Dave Reynolds



                                           Laxey    Ramsey


Shots on Target                       7              2

Shots off Target                     10              5

Corners                                 15             4