Back to the drawing board for Padiham after heavy loss

Tom Fowler scored Padiham's consolation goal at West Didsbury and Chorlton on Saturday
Tom Fowler scored Padiham's consolation goal at West Didsbury and Chorlton on Saturday

It’s back to the drawing board for Padiham manager Stephen Wilkes after his side suffered a humiliating away defeat at West Didsbury and Chorlton on Saturday in the North West Counties Football League Premier Division.

Against a side that looked lacking in confidence themselves when the game started, Padiham had much the better of the opening half hour but failed to take any of their chances.

Then on 35 minutes, Callum Jones scored for the home side much against the run of play with what was West Didsbury’s first real opportunity of the game, sending Padiham in at the interval 1-0 behind.

After the break it was a different story however, as the Storks managed to conjure up their worst 45 minutes play of the season, which in the end, resulted in a humiliating 5-1 defeat.

Ashley Woods netted twice, after 52 minutes and 80 minutes, and Matty Kay on 72 minutes tot put the Manchester side 4-0 ahead, before Tom Fowler pulled a goal back for Padiham on 82 minutes.

But a minute later, Daniel Russell added a fifth for West Didsbury to complete a miserable afternoon for the visitors.

Padiham will hope to bounce back tomorrow night when they make the short trip to Victoria Park for a derby with Nelson, kick-off 7-45 p.m. at Little Wembley.