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Back to back wins for Westella & Willerby AFC

On Wednesday evening Westella & Willerby AFC welcomed fellow NCEL side Shirebrook Town to The Euronics Ground,Barton and recorded their second consecutive win comfortably winning 3-0. The opening 5 minutes saw the visitors camped in their own half as Westella plied large amounts of pressure. A cross from Busilana Kashilembo saw full back Zak Oakshott attack the far post and head home putting his side into a 1-0 lead. The visitors had some brief periods of play but superb defending by Oakshott, Bagshaw, Flounders and Hewitt cancelled out any immediate danger. Westella playing some neat football saw a phase of play switch from left to right as Andrews and Bennett played a neat one two, Bennett crossing dangerously for Kashilembo to volley on target drawing a fine save from the visiting keeper. Two minutes later and Chris Short showed everyone how to find the net, Andrews the provider playing inside…
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Westella win…

Westella & Willerby AFC made the journey to Barnsley based Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and returned home with their first 3 points of the season with a deserved 2-1 win. The first half began with the two sides showing low confidence levels but Westella where soon on the front foot causing the home defence problems time and time again with the lively Kashilembo, Walker and Bennett all getting in behind and past their opposite number with ease. Westella where causing no end of problems and just before half time the returning Andy Bagshaw hit a 30 yard effort that saw a finger tip save over the cross bar. Bennet took the out swinging corner and at the back post Zak Oakshott headed back across goal to find the net for 1-0. The second half started end to end. Tom Bennett went through one on one and drew a good point blank…
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Westella crash out of the FA Vase

Westella & Willerby crashed out of the FA Vase going down to a very impressive Manchester based Irlam FC 3-0 on Saturday. In a non event the game was lost in the opening 35 minutes for Westella as the visitors flew out of the traps running in to a 2-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes as Westella struggled to keep hold of the ball seeing them get punished by ex Manchester United youth player Matt Boland scoring both of their opening goals. Shortly after Westella gained advantage with a free kick in the edge of the Irlam 18 yard box, Lewis Andrew stepped up and fired the ball at White in the Irlam goal who tipped the ball over for a corner that came to nothing for the hosts. On the half hour mark Westella should of pulled one back, a ball over the top saw Zak Oakshott get…
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Plenty of positives for Westella

Westella & Willerby first team welcomed AFC Emley to the Euroncis Ground on Wednesday evening and fell to a 3-2 defeat despite been on top for periods of the game. In a frantic start to the game Garry Flounders hit a 30 yard shot in the opening 45 seconds that flew in past the visiting keeper Stevens for one nil and before Westella could get themselves sorted 30 seconds later the visitors equalised through Ash Flynn with an easy tap in for one all. The game slowly settled down with both sides having fair share of possession and on 10 minutes Alex Wood cut in from a wide area and hit a curling effort that flew inches wide of the top up right. Two minutes later Lewis Andrew curled in a corner of which Wood rose highest and headed just over. Westella had a good spell of play with Ben…
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Another point for travelling Westella

Westella & Willerby where back on the road making the long drive to Shirebrook Town looking to build on the previous one all draw with Rossington Main week previous. Manager Leon Sewell welcomed back Luke Salas and Garry Flounders to the selected squad and it was Salas who came close to open the scoring in the first minute only to fire into the keepers arms. Danny Moore fired Westella in to the lead on 12 minutes, Moore pinching the ball from a Shirebrook defender and rifled the ball into the bottom corner. Two minutes later and it was one apiece through some sloppy play from Westella, a Shirebrook cross was saved well at close range by Exall only for Shirebrook number 10 to score from close range. Just under Half an hour played and Westella where in control of the game playing up the sloping pitch when all of sudden…
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Local derby for Westella & Willerby AFC

This weekend sees Westella & Willerby welcome local rivals Hall Road Rangers to Tue Euronics Ground, Barton with a 3-00pm kick off. A game in which the visitors wouldn’t swap to be played this Friday evening will spur manager Leon Sewell and his side on as they look to pick up their first points of the NCEL division one season. Last Saturday, Westella fell narrowly to a 2-1 away defeat at Dronfield Town, Rob Dodson scoring with 20 minutes remaining but Westella just couldn’t find the equalising goal they needed. Tuesday evening saw Westella on the road again against a very impressive Pontefract Collieries who stormed into a 3-0 lead. Second half Westella managed to redeem themselves getting a consolation goal through the returning Alex Wood after Daniel Holiday drew a low save from the Pontefract goalkeeper. “We’ve had it tough the last few games, loosing narrowly against some very…
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