Classics v TriCity United
Newton Athletic #2
27th. October 2002

Finally a win........
The Classics returned to winning ways with a relatively easy game against TriCity. They created an endless stream of chances and only some poor finishing stopped them from running up a cricket score. The deadlock was broken in the 25th. minute after a Bill McAuley right wing corner was cleverly knocked back out of the penalty box by Mike Snow. The ball fell nicely for Jim Eden who let rip from 20 yards with a great shot which took a deflection off a defender before rocketing into the back of the net.

The Classics continued to dominate the first half and Billy Ranger went close after a turn in the box and he was unlucky to see his shot hit the crossbar. The first half ended 1-0.

The second half continued in much the same vein with many chances being created but the killer punch was always missing. Alfie Deglan missed a few, in particular he sailed one wide with the goalkeeper lying prostrate, although he was a fair distance out of the goal. Ranger was unlucky on a few occasions also.

The second goal came 20 minutes from the end when a fine move involving Alan Burton, Ranger and McAuley was finished off by Doug Smith, having his best game for the Classics. He hit the ball and, although not a great-shot, it somehow sneaked under the TriCity keeper and into the net. The defence played well and didn't allow TriCity to cause any problems for Garry Hackel. Dave Moore refereed the game. Final score 2-0.