Garstang 0-1 Slyne-with-Hest

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Slyne took local bragging rights after a late penalty handed them a 1-0 victory over Garstang at the Riverside on Tuesday night.

In front of a bumper crowd of more than 150, Luke Ogley’s spot kick two minutes from time proved the difference as Chris Anderson saw red in a handball award hotly disputed by the home side.

It was a very tight and tense affair in which Slyne also ended the game with 10 men, with the first real chance coming in the 24th minute when a great cross from Anderson was headed over by Gardner.

The visitors then had two good chances to take the lead at the end of the first half, Jimmy Love heading over from a corner then a Connor Crossley mistake let in Martin Howarth but Jim Brindle made an excellent save to keep the scores level.

The hosts looked the more likely to go in front in the early stages of the second half, Price making a good save with his legs from Jamie Hastings following a good run down the right by Bell.

The visitors had been reduced to a couple of half chances before Gardner again put his shot over the bar after good work by Glennie and Leon Gierke.

With time running out Joe Melling cut in from the left and brought another good save out of Price in the Slyne goal.

The game’s decisive moment came on 88 minutes after Anderson was adjudged to have handled on the line.

Amongst appeals from the home side, Ogley kept his cool to give his side the lead.

The drama wasn’t done, Baker firing over as the home side went in search of an equaliser before Jackson was sent off for the visitors for a foul on Josh Draycott.

Garstang: Brindle, Glennie, Anderson, Baker, Crossley, Draycott, Bell, Hastings, Gardner, Gierke, Melling. Subs: Benson, Sutcliffe, Danboyi, Louth.

Slyne-with-Hest: Price, Parkinson, Galley, Davies, Greenwood, Jackson, Chalmers, Buller, Love, Moore, Howarth. Subs: Ogley, Evans, Dodwell, Elderton