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Star date: 4th August 2013

ISLE OF MAN TRIP UP AT MOOR LANE

Salford City FC 3 Isle of Man 2

The only place to be this morning was at Moor Lane for the big international fixture that saw Salford City FC beat the Isle of Man national team 3-2 in a closely fought contest that saw the Ammies trying out over twenty players during the game – and Isle of Man playing with their usual 33 legs.

The international friendly was followed by a charity match that featured an All Stars team including Coronation Streets Andy Whyment and Alan Halsall, plus the return of Rhodri Giggs…

Match report and photos here…


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Rhodri Giggs playing for the All Stars Andy Whyment playing for the All Stars Alan Halsall playing for the All Stars
Barry Massey in nets for the All Stars
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It was tempting for the Salford City fans to sing `We all hate Manx and Manx and Manx' but that would have been unfair to the Isle of Man national team who might not have got the double entendre. Instead Ammies fans made do with a couple of tongue in cheek choruses of `Tax, tax, tax dodgers' and `You're worse than Isla St Clair'…

For the most part, however, this big international friendly was played in a good spirit, as Salford City tried out over twenty different players (more than the whole population of the Isle of Man) during the match to try and find the lucky eleven who will start the season in the hallowed tangerine jersey.

Those who started the game got a shock after only ten minutes when an Isle of Man forward, whose third leg was definitely offside, rounded the keeper and opened the scoring. 0-1.

Indeed, the Manx were looking a bit impressive, going close with shots on a couple of occasions, but Salford evened the game up after thirty minutes when Danny Brown hammered in a half volley from nine yards. 1-1.

Five minutes later the Ammies took the lead, Wes Bancroft breaking free and hitting an unstoppable shot that flew into the left hand corner of the net. 2-1. Danny Brown could have added to his tally but his effort screwed narrowly wide. Half time: 2-1

Salford started with almost a completely fresh side in the second half and made changes throughout the following 45 minutes as fans scratched their heads trying to work out who was who. However, trialist Eder Ruiz impressed throughout, while `old boy' Ossie Abadaki - one of the few survivors from last season's team - produced the winner, bending a shot around the keeper with the outside of his boot. 3-1.

Manx hit back to make the score 3-2 and would have played for the last ten minutes with their tails up – if they'd had any. In the event they went looking for the draw with some attacking style but ran out of time, and Salford City won their first genuine international fixture.

With only two friendly games left – Chorley at home this Tuesday (7:30pm) and Trafford at home on Saturday (3pm) – new co-managers Barry Massey and Phil Power have the hard job of sorting out a starting line-up before the real season starts on 17th August, away at Harrogate Railway.

• Following the Manx match, there was a charity fun day and All Stars 11 v Morson game at Moor Lane – which featured Coronation Street Salford stars Andy Whyment and Alan Halsall, plus the return of former Ammies player manager Rhodri Giggs in an unfamiliar Beckenbauer role at the back…and Ammies co-manager Barry Massey in nets.

Photos by Andrew Goudie

White wrote
at 4:52:38 AM on Monday, August 5, 2013
It’s reassuring to see that the report does contain an implied criticism of the referee, albeit mild as it was only a friendly. Keep up the biased reporting.
 
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