Posted on 04 Apr, 2019
The first game of the summer season kicked off in style for Axon Moore FC as they took on a strong Praetura side boasting some familiar faces.
In a game of firsts, AMFC welcomed debutant James Kemp from our Stockton Heath office, a recent transfer from Shop Direct Group, who proved a refreshing addition to the side.
By contrast, recently departed Jamie Newall was lining up against his former employers for Praetura who, despite a lively start, faded towards the end.
After passing a late fitness test (which ironically proved to be a poor barometer of health), Ruari MacLeod was making just his 2nd appearance for AMFC. However, an industrious performance was cut short as a precaution with a nagging knee injury. On a positive note, he has been passed fit for our second fixture later in the week.
The game was evenly matched until the last quarter when AMFC pulled away with some dazzling team efforts finishing off a weary opposition.
An encouraging start to the season indeed.
Squad: Mike Langford, Mark Turley, Bradley Philip-Bayliss, Joe Develing, James Kemp, Perran Cooke, Ruari MacLeod
Venue: Manchester Powerleague