WACS B up at Rochdale
By John Brennand
Shock ! Horror ! No Snow in Rochdale - global warming must be kicking in after all.
Rochdale B 8 WACS B 14 (1-1, 3-3, 7-9, 8-14)
Cold day up in the wilds of Rochdale but at least there was
no snow. No Rochdale ref but a "Panel" ref !!!
Wacs were slow starters against the 10 men of the Dale.
An even 1st quarter, Rochdale scoring first but Steve Burrows equalised.
However that was not the story of the game as the "Panel" ref
interfered with the flow at every opportunity for the most minor
The second quarter was the same with 2 goals each to leave
3-3 at the half. Simon Lafon scored for the second week running.
Thought perhaps we could have done something with
their only scorer. He went on to score all 8 of the Rochdale goals.
Big and too bulky for us - used his experience well.
Ray Tandy then took over in the third, dominating possession
scoring twice. John Higham had 3, fed by JC and Faz, whilst JC also
scored. Against this 4 more from Martin Humphreys for Rocherdale.
Highlight of an easy 5-1 last quarter was a screamer from George
Cornwell, along with 2 from Ben Latimer.
Altogether a satisfactory result spoiled by the Panel. The last
quarter actually went on for nearly 29 minutes!