Friday, 6 August 2010

Pinxton 3-0 Burton Albion Academy

Finished the week with a bonus game .. this game was not on our schedule but turned out to be a half decent game in front of over a hundred spectators. Wasn't too sure what to expect quality wise, but the teams produced some good football and the three goals weren't half bad either.

Mascots galore

The game was played in good spirit, although not many chances were created. Burton had a few efforts scrambled away by the resolute Pinxton defence, but the best chances of the half were from home players. One in the 34th minute from the no.8 shirt who controlled superbly before hammering the ball past the post from 20 yards, and then another, four minutes later when Craig Housley headed a cracking right wing cross just over the bar. 

The same player then failed to connect from close range when the ball was again played into the area from the right. Just before the break, Joey McCormack in the Pinxton goal appeared to send a Burton player flying - but the Referee was only a couple of yards away and waved play on. Has to be said, it looked a "stonewaller" from where we were standing. H-T 0

Brian Dennett came to join us at the break, and then three local dignitaries came to say hello - they were having a tour of the ground and assessing the excellent work that has been done during the close season. The new tarmac hard standing and new drains look very good - and from a spectators point of view a blessing! No more muddy feet.

Burton won a corner straight from the restart and from the kick, their no. 10 headed just over after he out-jumped the home defenders. Pinxton took the lead in the 66th minute when Ben Bacon cut into the box and found JAMES SENIOR who crashed the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards. There were plenty of changes of personel again, as is the norm for pre-season games.

It was one of Pinxton's subs who made the game safe for the home team. On 81, the no. 8 trialist ran down the left and cut into the box before picking out KEV JONES who had the simple task of side-footing home from a few yards out. As we were getting ready to leave, JONES netted again, this time a marvellous run into the box ending with a piledriver that was past the Burton keepr before he could react. F-T 3-1

Admission £2
H/C 120+
Saturday - NCEL season kicks off -- we're off to Eagle Valley to see Arnold take on the mighty Farsley FC.....

No chance!!! (enlarged from the pic above)

The teams did the respect handshake routine, but obviously one of the masots needs to be told you shake everyone's hand!! Nice pic from Kev, made me chuckle when I first saw it !!

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