Woodhouse back to winning ways

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Woodhouse United 4

Pleasant Inn 2

Rochdale Sunday League Division Two

WOODHOUSE got back to winning ways, but looked as though they would make hard work of it until the second half.

Then they pulled away with two goals from man of the match Oliver Wood, making only his second appearance for United.

Manager Mathew Town hailed it as a decent performance.

It had been one they had needed to avoid getting dragged into the relegation zone, he said.

Woodhouse had started strongly but then went behind from a controversial penalty after the ball had hit Daniel Lively’s hand.

They fought back though and when Gary Fish’s free kick could only be parried by the goalkeeper Marc Walters was on hand to grab the equaliser.

Woodhouse got their game together and Jordan Walker stepped up to put away a chance created by Wood.

But almost on the stroke of half-time they gave away a sloppy goal to make the scores level at the break.

Craig Vest came on in the second half along with manager Town and the changes paid dividends with Wood getting the all-important next goal to give Woodhouse the lead.

Soon after he sealed it with his second goal from a fine cross from Darren Preece.