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United stun league leaders

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Skem Utd produced another scintillating display on Tuesday night as they travelled to League Leaders Charnock Richard, a side that put 9 goals past Ashton Athletic the previous Saturday and were previously unbeaten.

Again United produced early pressure, with Mitchley and Adegbenro both going close in the opening minutes, it was the latter who opened the scoring after just 12 mins when his deflected shot crept inside the post.

United didn’t have it all their own way, Ben Barnes in the United goal had to be alert to make a double save mid-way through the first period. It was a rampant United who finished the period the stronger, Danny Mitchley having an effort ruled out for offside.

The Razzamatazz football from Skelm continued for much of the second half, with Djallo and Croughan both going close. United deservedly extended their lead on 77 minutes Baba Conteh, cutting inside to evade his marker and coolly slotting in.

The defence did their bit on the night, when called upon, Alex Griffiths clearing from a close-range effort and Ben Barnes had to be at his very best to thwart a triple effort from first Regan and then Ridings,10 minutes from time, he was however unable to stop a fantastic strike from Nickeas two minutes later.

Adegbenro extended the United lead 2 minutes from time, a well worked move involving Croughan and Potter saw Mini fire past a now dejected Newnes in the Charnock goal.

Tensions spilled over in the final added minutes and Mike Grogan who had been impressive all night, reacted to a tackle, rather to vigorously and was shown a red card for his troubles.

United fans could sing Loud and Proud after this performance, one that showed that they could well be a force to be reckoned with this season.

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