Thursday, 24 August 2017

South Normanton Ath 1-4 Shepshed Dynamo

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Venue: Lees Lane, South Normanton, Derbys

Admission: £6:00/£4:00

Attendance: 75

Shiners - Mansfield, O'Brien, Mitchell. Jellyman, Kirk, Ofushine, McEvoy, Tyson, Hemagou, Newton, Sylla. Subs: Crosby, Strzyzweski, Kellogg, Jaiyeolla, Fell

Dynamo - Hinds, Hill, Richards, Pheasant, Betts, Harris, Whymark, Hurst, Troke, Reeve, Read. Subs: McLean, Laywood, Brennan, Hohn, Bastock

Referee: Tom Wainman
Assistants: Kev Wright, Dave Patrick

Not seen Dynamo for quite a while, and it has to be said they looked very well organised right from the off. Luke Richards had the games first goal attempt in the 3rd minute, but his shot flew just wide of the home goal.  However the visitors did go ahead sixty seconds later when Karl Whymark fired a 20 yard free-kick into the back of the net. Charlie Mansfield did get a hand to the ball, but was unable to keep it out. 

Soon after the restart Kenny McEvoy fired a shot wide of the Dynamo goal, and on 16 the home team should have been level, but a far post header crashed off the post with the goal gaping! With eight minutes of the first half remaining, Dynamo went further ahead, Alex Troke on hand in front of goal to prod home Michael Reeve's cross cum shot. H-T 0-2

Two minutes into the second period the visitors added their third when a Jake Betts corner from the left somehow found it's way into the net through a crowd of players. The Shepshed fourth came from a classic counter-attacking move. As the Shiners pressed, Denham Hinds did well to block Kevin Hemagou's shot, but as the ball was cleared upfield, Reeve ran on to it and drilled it past Mansfield. Talk about a sucker punch! 

To their credit, the home team never gave up and alnost clawed one back on 84 but Lee Fell's shot was saved by Hinds. The Shiners did have the last word though when Luke Crosby's shot was followed in by Fell in added time.  F-T 1-4

The scoreline makes this look like it was an easy win for Dynamo, but in fact the home team had more attempts on target, and with a little more luck and a less capable keeper, they may have salvaged something from the game.