By Jordan Parker – Reporter
It was a bad day at the office for the UCLan 1st team as they were heavily beaten 7-0 by a well drilled Liverpool John Moore’s side.
With a first half of few chances, LJMU went into the break leading 1-0, however, in the second half the away side dominated scoring six more goals.
The first 25 minutes didn’t provide any real opportunities for either team but on the 27th minute LJMU took the lead. A well worked set piece routine from a corner was poorly cleared by the UCLan defence fell to Wardle who bundled the ball in.
Three minutes later UCLan almost equalised.
A good run by Burns down the line delivered a cross to find Chu, who flicked the ball goalwards, but saw his effort clip the inside of the post and roll along the line.
Just before the interval Chu had another chance to pull level. A quick throw-in found the UCLan captain, he tried to lob the keeper but the ball drifted inches wide of the post.
The second half kicked off and UCLan looked ready to give it their all. However, this was dented as on 49 minutes LJMU countered a UCLan chance to double their lead.
Two minutes later LJMU went on to score a third. A driving run from Waldron and a good pass found Tongue on the edge of the box. The number 10 then curled the ball into the bottom right corner out of McCarthy’s reach.
The game was out of sight by the 51st minute and UCLan heads started to fall.
In the last 20 minutes of the game, the away side took advantage and scored four goals. It was number 16’s turn to get on the scoresheet with a tidy finish dinking UCLan’s keeper.
Then he scored again five minutes later with a cracker into the top left corner from 25 yards out.
LJMU’s sixth goal came from a mistake. The UCLan defender trembled on the ball leaving the away teams 17 to dribble round the keeper and finish into an empty net.
Their seventh came on the counter after UCLan pushed everyone forward. A cross from their winger fell to Cross, who took a touch and drilled it low into the bottom corner.