Friday, 11 August 2017

Sunday 6th - Thursday 10th August - a few paragraphs

A few words on visits to games this week, beginning with a trip to Calverton MW to see Arnold Town Ladies take on AFC Doncaster Ladies, and ending with a PSF at Digby Street. 

Sunday 6th August k.o. 2:00pm

As usual with PSF, without a team sheet it’s difficult to know who’s who on the pitch. The game itself was quite competitive in the very, very long grass on one of the outside pitches at Calverton, and Doncaster ended the first half a goal to the good thanks to a 40th minute strike. I spent the second half of the game in the company of Arnold Town 1st team boss Chris Galley, and we saw a complete turn around in the final 15 minutes, with the Eagles ladies bagging three without reply. F-T 3-1

Monday was a rest day – nothing local available so had some telly time. 

Tuesday 8th August k.o 2:00pm

A bit sticky at Rainworth!
I was at the Kirklington Road home of Rainworth MW, to catch an EYL Youth Alliance league fixture between old rivals Mansfield Town and Chesterfield FC. A Keaton Ward penalty on 28 gave the Stags the lead – the spot kick awarded for a Conor Fowler handball in the area. Fowler made amends on 67, slotting home from the spot after the ref had spotted a trip in front of goal. F-T 1-1

Wednesday 9th August

Game 1) Academy game k.o. 12 noon at Basford Utd
I have no idea of the line-ups, but opponents Derby County Academy won this encounter very comfortably. Leading by a 19th minute goal at the break, the Rams’ youngsters added a further five in the second period, the goals timed at 47, 57, 63, 67 and 69 minutes. F-T 0-6

Game 2) Academy game k.o 2:00pm at Basford Utd.
With Martin Carruthers and Craig Armstrong in charge, it was hoped that this game against Long Eaton Utd Academy would have produced a better result than the first game. As it transpired, the score was different, but the margin of defeat the same. The first half was fairly even, ending with the visitors 3-5 to the good. That was about as good as it got for the home team as the Blues scored on a regular basis throughout the second half, with just a solitary reply from Basford. F-T 4-10

Game 3) Pinxton FC v Teversal Res k.o. 7:45pm
Pinxton: Kieren Tonge, Adam Bishop, Danny Evans, Joe Riley, Kurtis Chadburn, Ryan Booker, Jay Cooper, Liam Green, Peter Stubley, Kieren Debrouwer, Nathan Benger. Subs: Josh Ingram, Ryan Seale, Cameron Short, James Barry, Kieran James.

Teversal Res: Corey Bulheller, Craig Newton, Blake Vincent, Philip Griffith, Regan Cooper, Gareth Pope, James Summer, Mark Parkes, Josh Radford, Danny Fletcher, Lewis Brown. Subs: Brett Newby, George Simpson, Macauley Short, Simba Ganyiwa, Brett Dodsworth.

Kieren Debrouwer opened the scoring on 18, his perfectly placed free-kick from 22 yards curling into the top corner, giving the Tevvie keeper no chance. Danny Evans added a second for the home team on 23, firing home from the spot after the referee had adjudged that Stubley had been tripped in front of goal – a rather dubious decision as there appeared to be little contact when the striker was challenged. 

Danny Fletcher reduced the visitors’ arrears on 35, firing home comfortably from the spot after the referee spotted yet another infringement. Stubley was impeded in the box again with 5 minutes of the half remaining and another spot kick given. On this occasion, Evans was unsuccessful as keeper Bulheller dived to his right to make a great save. H-T 2-1

Debouwer repeated his free-kick goal on 54, to give the home team a bigger margin of safety, then “Keano” completed his personal treble after he was played in one-on-one with Bulheller and rounded him with ease before slotting home. Teversal to their credit, never gave up and they were rewarded for their efforts midway through the half when Regan Cooper’s long range strike flew past Kieren Tonge to make it 4-2. Jay Cooper rounded off the scoring on 82, his clever run into the box met with a perfect pass, leaving Cooper the simple task of rounding the keeper before tapping the ball over the line. F-T 5-2

Thursday 10th August k.o. 6:50pm
Kimberley MW U18’s entertained Notts Sunday League outfit Nuthall FC at the Welfare’s Digby Street ground. Nuthall should have gone ahead from the spot in the third minute, but the ball was hit against the post. They were ahead on 19 though, a headed OG as the Welfare youngsters went to try and clear a corner fired in at the near post. Nuthall added a second on 32, then a third with three minutes of the half remaining. H-T 0-3

Two minutes after the restart, old stager Nicky Kennerdale headed home the visitors’ fourth. There were further strikes on 61, 72, 75 to make it 7-0. Kimberley did score from the spot with five to play, but Nuthall had the final word, netting once again on the 90 minute mark. F-T 1-8

Not a bad few days for THINK CHILDREN -- a total of 42 goals = £12.60 donated!