Match report: AFC Liverpool 0 Squires Gate 0

Gary Pett tries to set up an attack    Picture: Albert Cooper
Gary Pett tries to set up an attack Picture: Albert Cooper

afc liverpool 0 squires gate 0

Manager Andy Clarkson welcomed back defender Dave Rossall and also had midfielder Joey Mullen back fit earlier than expected.

Gary Pett had the first chance for Gate after six minutes but he saw his shot from outside the box go over.

Former Gate defender Chris Anderson put a dangerous-looking ball into the box when he got forward from full back on 16 minutes, but nobody in red could meet the cross.

AFC Liverpool then went on to have four successive corners but couldn’t make them count; one saw Gate keeper Ben Fletcher make a superb one-handed save to his right.

Gate made a good start to the second half with the impressive Mullen, back from injury, sending in a dangerous ball into the box but nobody could meet it.

AFC then had a corner of their own, but Gate managed to clear that with ease.

Mullen again showed his quality when he won another corner for Gate, which fell to Pett at the back post, but he could only head over the bar.

Gate’s best chance of the game came on 62 minutes.

After good work from Pett and Jake Higham to put the AFC defence under pressure, the latter had his shot scrambled clear.

Dean Ing would be next to go close for Gate who looked the only side likely to score in the last 30 minutes.

The midfielder made one of his trademark late bursts into the box, only for AFC to clear before he could shoot.

Gate couldn’t find a late winner in the game settling for another point on the road, taking them to 14th in the league.

Clarkson’s men are back in action next Saturday when they host Abbey Hey at The Brian Addison Stadium.