CAMMELL LAIRD extended their unbeaten run to seven games on Saturday with a creditable 1-1 draw away at New Mills.
The visitors couldn’t have got off to worse start and following a move down the right hand side, Luke Horrocks was allowed time to cross and Michael Fish leapt unmarked and thumped home a header with only five minutes gone.
Laird’s response was good, they settled and started moving the ball around and created one or two half chances. With 20 minutes played Joe Holt come inside from the right wing and gave the ball to Gibiluru, whose delicately placed pass found in form Jamie Henders who waltzed around Millers defender Weston, before skipping past goalkeeper Mills and placing the ball home to level up the scoreboard. For Jamie Henders now that’s 12 goals for the season, and 5 in his last 6 games.
The Millers created a fine move in the 35th minute of the match, which ended with Michael Fish firing wide of Kevin Atherton in Laird’s goal. Both teams were no playing flowing football and the half time whistle was blown with the teams locked at 1-1.
In the second half, Cammell Laird looked like a side full of confidence and that was evident from the football they were playing, lovely football with some excellent passing on a pitch that wasn’t the greatest. Just 10 minutes into the second half Laird’s efforts were almost rewarded with a goal, a delightful move involving some great passing and movement ended with Joe Holt rattling the post with a right footed drive from inside the penalty area.
Although looking second best, New Mills still looked a threat, especially the lively Carlos Meakin who was to be the instigator of a move for the Millers that saw Horrocks force a fantastic save from Kevin Atherton to keep the scores level.
And that’s how the scoreline finished. However had Joe Holt looked up when running at goal and saw both Bowen and Henders free for a tap-in, Laird may have won the game late on, but Holt decided to shoot and to be fair forced a good save out of Mills.