Defeat for Woodhouse, a point for George

WOODHOUSE crashed to their second defeat in succession.

But their dominace of the league up until then had been so great that despite the losses they still retain top spot.

But this second defeat is worrying for manager Simon Randles.

“We need to get back to what we were.

“Everybody goes through a bad patch and this is ours. I just hope that we have now seen the end of it,” said Randles.

For the second game running they found themselves 3 - 0 down at half-time.

They were better in the second half but struggled to get the ball in the net.

The game could hardly have started worse for Woodhouse.

With only five minutes gone the defence was totally rooted to the spot as they watched a corner from the home side curl straight in without touching anyone.

Woodhouse had chances to score in the first half and perhaps should have done better.

But they all went begging, the best of them falling to Oliver Wood and Terry Lowe, but neither could make their shot count.

The home side broke away after 20 minutes and increased their lead as Woodhouse were left floundering.

They tried to come back but still could not get the ball in the home net and were once more hit on the break to make it 3 - 0 at the interval.

In the second half, manager Randles pushed on Joe Whitham for Callum Hallahan and it soon paid dividends.

Striker Wood was put through with a good chance, but was brought down in the area.

Whitham stepped up to put the spot kick away.

Woodhouse continued to press making even more chances, but were unable to score again.

l TODMORDEN’S other Sunday League team Royal George drew 3 - 3 in the mid-table battle in Division Three with visitors Copperpot Youth.

Jonny Sutcliffe continued his birthday celebrations by claiming all three goals for Royal George.