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Premier League and Non League: Friendlies Review – 1st August 2022

Club football is in full swing and we have a pre-season friendlies review covering our Premier League and non league sides.

Players are back in shape for the beginning of the new campaign. Depending on the club, they head to places with better climatic conditions than at home to ease the players in, or to places with harsher climates so the players could hit the ground running when the season kicks in.

It also gives managers the opportunity to blend new players into the team, try out different tactics or help players adapt to a new manager and his techniques.

Commercial aspects for top flight sides can be the main reason for the tours. The team is in a place where they want to increase the fanbase, regardless of the climate and/or conditions and made to play high-profile friendlies which are of absolutely no use, as the only purpose they fulfil is filling the stadiums. Despite the torrential rain, bad condition of the pitch, efforts were made till the last minute to make sure the match happened.

The commercial aspect has now become the priority, which shouldn’t be the case. If you go to another country, Premier League / big six clubs should play the local teams for the simple reason that it helps everyone.

Right, time to take a look at the Premier League and non league friendlies review…

Wrexham (Wal) – Macclesfield (Eng) 4:0

Three headed goals from Ollie Palmer, Aaron Hayden and Tom O’Connor, and a calculated James Jones scuff would hand Phil Parkinson’s men a valuable outing against Robbie Savage’s Macclesfield.

Wrexham: (3-5-2): Howard (GK), Forde (McAlinden 70’), Hayden (Tunnicliffe 82’), Tozer, Cleworth, McFadzean, O’Connor, Young (C), J.Jones, Mullin Palmer (Bickerstaff 85’)

Subs not used: Dibble (GK), Lennon, Hosannah, Davies, Angus

Macclesfield: (4-2-3-1) Pitaluga (GK), Manson (Pemberton 70’), Lee, (Grimshaw 70’) Fensome, Trialist A, Mendy, Kengni (Kiwomya 65’), Danns (Cowan 80’), Clare (Owens 65’), Curran (Bower 77’), Berry

Subs not used: Byrne (GK)

Referee: Lee Evans

Attendance: 4,076 (152 away)

Wrexham Bookings: None

Macclesfield Bookings: Tom Clare 16’ (foul)

Man of the Match: Luke Young

Everton (Eng) – Dyn. Kyiv (Ukr) 3:0

Dwight McNeil stepped off the bench to bag a brace on his first Everton appearance as the Blues concluded their preparations for the 2022/23 season with an impressive 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on an emotional night in front of more than 30,000 spectators at Goodison Park.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin struck the opening goal of the game inside four minutes, expertly glancing a header home after an inch-perfect lofted pass from James Tarkowski.

McNeil, who only completed his move from Burnley a little more than 24 hours earlier, was handed a maiden outing in royal blue off the bench and took less than 12 minutes to open his goalscoring account, picking up possession just inside Dynamo Kyiv territory before arrowing a shot into the corner from 25 yards.

The 22-year-old winger doubled his tally on 78 minutes, converting a cross from fellow debutant Ruben Vinagre to ensure a comfortable win.

Truro (Eng) – Torquay (Eng) 1:3

United ended their pre-season campaign on a winning note, as Gary Johnson’s side beat Truro City 3-1 at Bolitho Park.

UNITED: 1. Mark Halstead (13. Rhys Lovett, HT), 2. Dylan Crowe (23. Ollie Tomlinson, HT), 4. Tom Lapslie (25. Jack Winsor, 60′), 5. Ali Omar, 6. Ross Marshall (17. Callum Thomas, 80′), 10. Corie Andrews (18. Olaf Koszela, 60′), 14. Brett McGavin, 16. Shaun Donnellan (12. Brandon Quinn, 76′), 19. Will Goodwin, 21. Dean Moxey (c) (15. Isaac McCue, 90′), 26. Ben Wyatt.

Red Card: Omar 7′

TRURO CITY Starting XI: 1. James Hamon, 3. Connor Riley-Lowe, 4. Ben Adelsbury, 7. Jack Rice, 8. Will Dean, 9. Tyler Harvey, 12. Trialist A, 14. Shane White, 15. Andrew Neal, 18. Kyle Egan, 19. Trialist B.

SUBS: 2. Trialist C, 5. George Newton, 6. Jordan McCarthy, 10. Ryan Dowling, 11. Jacob Grange, 16. Jamie Edlin, 17. Oliver Perrow.

Yellow Card: 38′

Brighton (Eng) – Espanyol (Esp) 5:1

Leandro Trossard starred with a second-half hat-trick as we concluded our pre-season preparations with an impressive 5-1 win over La Liga side Espanyol in the Amex sunshine on Saturday.

Albion: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Webster (sub: van Hecke 72), March (Lamptey 72), Mac Allister (Alzate 69), Caicedo (Sarmiento 77), Gross (Mitoma 72), Trossard (Maupay 72), Mwepu (Lallana 55), Welbeck (Undav 72).

Subs not used: Scherpen, Enciso, Steele, Duffy, Clarke.

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Sporting (Por) – Wolves (Eng) 1:1

Sporting | Israel, Reis, Coates, Morita, Nunes, Santos, Porro (Esgaio 78), Paulinho (Edwards 68), Trincao (Rochinha 83), Inacio, Goncalves (Fatawu 83).

Unused subs | Paulo, St Juste, Neto, Essugo, Tabata, Calai.

Wolves | Sa, Jonny, Collins, Kilman (Coady 83), Ait-Nouri (Bueno 89), Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Gibbs-White (Campbell 82), Podence, Neto (Hwang 66).

Unused subs | Smith, Boly, Mosquera, Toti, Griffiths, Ronan, Hodge, Cundle.

Leeds (Eng) – Cagliari (Ita) 6:2

Pre-season Friendly

Leeds United 6 (Rodrigo 36’, 48’, 84’, Bamford 50’, 71’, Koch 90’)

Cagliari 2 (Lapadula 66’, Luvumbo 68’)

Leeds: Meslier (GK), Koch, Aaronson, Roca, Bamford (C), Harrison, Adams, Llorente, Rodrigo, Struijk, Kristensen. Subs: Christy (GK), Perkins, Costa, Poveda, Klich, Joseph, Carole, Spencer.

Cagliari: Radunovic (GK), Goldaniga, Di Pardo, Luvumbo, Altare, Lella, Pereiro, Viola, Carboni, Pavoletti (C), Makoumbou. Subs: Aresti (GK), Kourfalidis, Cavuoti, Zappa, Farago, Boccia, Contini, Obert, Paulina, Lapadula, Walukiewicz.

Attendance: 29,046

Newcastle (Eng) – Atalanta (Ita) 1:0

A crowd of over 40,000 watched Newcastle United beat Atalanta 1-0 on Friday in the first of their two home pre-season friendlies this weekend

Pope, Trippier, Schar, Burn, Targett, Sean Longstaff, Anderson, Almiron, Murphy (Matty Longstaff 82) , Fraser (Bondswell 90) Wood (Stephenson 90)

Unused substitutes:

Gillespie, De Bolle, Munoz, Turner-Cooke, A.Murphy, Miley

Newcastle (Eng) – Ath Bilbao (Esp) 2:1

Goals from Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin helped Newcastle United to round off their pre-season preparations with a second friendly victory in less than 24 hours on Saturday.

Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Sven Botman, Paul Dummett (Matt Bondswell 70), Joelinton, Bruno Guimarães (Lucas De Bolle 89), Joe Willock, Matt Ritchie, Allan Saint-Maximin (Matty Longstaff 89), Callum Wilson (Santiago Munõz 90)

Subs not used: Mark Gillespie, Alex Murphy, Lewis Miley, Jay Turner-Cooke, Dylan Stephenson

Rennes (Fra) – Aston Villa (Eng) 1:2

SC Farense (Por) – Wolves (Eng) 1:1
Boston Utd (Eng) – Chesterfield (Eng) 0:2
AFC Rushden & Diamonds (Eng) – Luton XI (Eng) 0:6
Eastleigh (Eng) – Hungerford (Eng) 2:1
Bedfont Sports (Eng) – Beaconsfield Town (Eng) 0:5
Bognor Regis (Eng) – Worthing (Eng) 1:1
Felixstowe & Walton (Eng) – Needham Market (Eng) 2:2
Hanley Town (Eng) – Nantwich (Eng) 1:3
Udinese (Ita) – Chelsea (Eng) 1:3
Curzon Ashton (Eng) – FC Halifax (Eng) 0:3
Man Utd (Eng) – Atl. Madrid (Esp) 0:1
Hornchurch (Eng) – St. Ives (Eng) 2:4
Kings Langley (Eng) – Biggleswade Town (Eng) 1:1
St. Albans (Eng) – Barnet (Eng) 2:1
Ware (Eng) – Coggeshall Town (Eng) 2:0
Aberystwyth (Wal) – Merthyr Town (Wal) 2:1
Melksham (Eng) – Chippenham (Eng) 0:0
Thornbury (Eng) – Evesham (Eng) 1:2
AFC Fylde (Eng) – Oldham (Eng) 2:1
Alvechurch (Eng) – Boldmere (Eng) 2:0
Bashley (Eng) – Winchester (Eng) 0:3
Berkhamsted (Eng) – Cockfosters (Eng) 1:0
Biggleswade Utd. (Eng) – Hitchin (Eng) 1:1
Bournemouth (Eng) – Real Sociedad (Esp) 1:2
Bradford PA (Eng) – Guiseley (Eng) 1:2
Bradford Town (Eng) – Frome (Eng) 2:2
Brentford (Eng) – Betis (Esp) 1:0
Buxton (Eng) – Warrington (Eng) 2:2
Colne (Eng) – FC Halifax (Eng) 2:1
Concord (Eng) – Southend (Eng) 2:1
Crystal Palace (Eng) – Montpellier (Fra) 4:2
Dunstable (Eng) – Bedford (Eng) 1:0
Farnborough (Eng) – Maidenhead (Eng) 1:0
Farsley (Eng) – Scunthorpe (Eng) 1:5
FC United (Eng) – Banbury (Eng) 0:0
Halesowen (Eng) – Kidderminster (Eng) 1:4
Hampton & Richmond (Eng) – Woking (Eng) 0:1
Haringey (Eng) – Hendon (Eng) 1:1
Havant & W (Eng) – Aldershot (Eng) 0:0
Leighton Town (Eng) – QPR U23 (Eng) 1:2
Leiston (Eng) – Brightlingsea (Eng) 0:1
Maidstone (Eng) – Dulwich Hamlet (Eng) 2:2
Margate (Eng) – Ramsgate (Eng) 1:2
Met. Police (Eng) – Binfield (Eng) 3:1
Northwood (Eng) – Hanwell Town (Eng) 4:1
Oxford City (Eng) – Gloucester (Eng) 3:3
Reading B (Eng) – Bracknell (Eng) 2:4
Redditch (Eng) – Worcester (Eng) 1:1
Salisbury (Eng) – Hungerford (Eng) 2:1
Shepshed (Eng) – Barwell (Eng) 1:2
Southampton (Eng) – Villarreal (Esp) 1:2
South Shields (Eng) – Pontefract (Eng) 4:1
Stafford (Eng) – Hednesford (Eng) 2:0
St. Neots (Eng) – Walthamstow (Eng) 3:1
Stratford (Eng) – Leamington (Eng) 1:2
Trafford (Eng) – Spennymoor (Eng) 4:2
Wealdstone (Eng) – Chelmsford (Eng) 0:3
Westfield (Eng) – Lymington (Eng) 2:1
Weston-super-Mare (Eng) – Yeovil (Eng) 0:1
Worksop (Eng) – Stamford (Eng) 5:0
Yate Town (Eng) – Bath (Eng) 0:2
York (Eng) – Notts Co (Eng) 0:1
Lens (Fra) – West Ham (Eng) 0:0
Nottingham Forest (Eng) – Valencia (Esp) 1:1
Tottenham (Eng) – AS Roma (Ita) 0:1
FC Porto B (Por) – Liverpool U23 (Eng) 5:1
Fulham (Eng) – Villarreal (Esp) 1:1
Manchester Utd (Eng) – Rayo Vallecano (Esp) 1:1
Leicester (Eng) – Sevilla (Esp) 1:0
Liverpool (Eng) – Strasbourg (Fra) 0:3

AFC Dunstable (0) 1-0 (0) Bedford Town
Alvechurch (0) 2-0 (0) Boldmere St Michaels
Basford United (1) 3-0 (0) Grantham Town
Bridlington Town (1) 2-4 (2) Hull City
Dunston 3-0 Newcastle Blue Star
Grays Athletic (0) 2-1 (1) Tilbury
Halesowen Town (0) 1-4 (1) Kidderminster Harriers
Harborough Town (1) 2-3 (2) Boston United
Lancing (0) 0-3 (0) Hastings United
Leatherhead (1) 1-4 (0) Kingstonian
Maidstone United (1) 2-2 (1) Dulwich Hamlet
Merstham (2) 3-2 (1) Colliers Wood United
North Shields (0) 2-1 (0) Blyth Spartans
Westfield (1) 2-1 (1) Lymington Town
Weymouth (0) 1-0 (0) Dorchester Town
Widnes (0) 0-2 (0) Lancaster City
Wingate & Finchley (1) 1-1 (0) Tonbridge Angels
Cleethorpes Town 2 – 0 Whitley Bay
Gainsborough Trinity 1-1 Cllethorpes Town
Ilkeston Town 0-1 Belper Town
Leek Town 0 – 2 Stoke City U23
Longridge Town 2-1 Congleton
Hanley Town 1-3 Nantwich Town
Skelmersdale United 2-1 Flint Town
Shepshed Dynamo 1-2 Barwell
Stratford Town 1-2 Leamington
Basford United 3-0 Grantham Town
Brightlingsea Regent 1-0 Leiston
Stafford Rangers 2-0 Hednesford Town
Alvechurch 2-0 Boldmere St Michaels
Biggleswade United 1-1 Hitchin Town
Rushall Olympic 0-0 Hereford
Coleshill Town 2-4 Tamworth
Loughborough Dynamo 2-6 Coalville Town
Barwell 2-1 Shepshed Dynamo
Aveley 1-2 Royston Town
Hornchurch 2-4 St Ives Town
Bromsgrove Sporting 1-0 Bedworth United
Gresley Rovers 0-2 Mickleover
Ilkeston Town 0-1 Belper Town
Bashley 0-3 Winchester City
Hayes & Yeading United 3-2 Enfield Town.
Salisbury 2-1 Hungerford Town
Royal Wootton Bassett Town 1-5 Swindon Supermarine
Fareham Town 0-3 Gosport Borough
Yate Town 0-2 Bath City
Bracknell Town 4-2 Reading XI
Ashford Town (Middx) 1-5 Harrow Borough
Metropolitan Police 3-1 Binfield
Northwood 4-1 Hanwell Town
Guernsey 0-3 Hartley Wintney
Tavistock AFC 2-5 Taunton Town.
Brockenhurst 1-9 Sholing
AFC Totton 1-1 Basingstoke Town.
Bradford Town 2-2 Frome Town
Malvern Town 0-0 Westbury United
Hamworthy United 2-0 Shaftesbury
Penybont 1-2 Paulton Rovers
Biggleswade Town 1-1 Kings Langley
Harpenden Town 1-3 Hertford Town
Welwyn Garden City 1-2 Cheshunt
Bedford Town 1-0 AFC Dunstable
Didcot Town 2-2 Ardley United.
Colney Heath 2-1 Thame United
Kidlington 6-1 Chipping Sodbury Town
Cirencester Town 1-1 North Leigh.
Berkhamsted 1-0 Cockfosters
St Neots Town 3-1 Walthamstow

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