Woodhouse United 3 Dicken Green 5: WOODHOUSE United could not get used to the game after weeks of inactivity and were bundled out of the Butterworth Cup.
They showed such rustiness that they were caught out by “route one” plays time after time and it was no surprise when they found themselves three goals behind after 20 minutes.
They finally began to get their game together and a long throw from Mathew Town found Danny Clarkson, who volleyed into the corner of the net.
They pressed further and Joe Whitham made it 3 – 2.
He was then brought down in the area by the last defender, who was given the red card, but he was unable to put the spot kick away.
The miss was compounded minutes later when a misunderstanding at the back allowed a Dicken Green player to nip in and score.
While Woodhouse managed to get a goal through Terry Lowe to make it 3 – 4 at half-time, the game was virtually over. They could not get their game going in the second half and conceded another goal.
Finally they did start to play, but by then it was too late and they could not manage to get the ball in the net.
With their cup exploits over, Woodhouse have to get their game together to maintain their promotion challenge from Rochdale Sunday League Division Two.