Monday, 13 September 2010

Plough Barflys 2-2 Trowsers

Sunday 12th September --- after missing out on Saturday due to circumstances beyond my control, I decided to take in a Notts Sunday League game in an attempt to cure my withdrawal symptoms. The game between Plough Barflys and Trowsers was played at Watnall Road, on the pitch next to the main Hucknall Town stadium. I used to go to watch Sunday league games regularly when my lad played for Spot On about five years ago, so had an idea of what standard to expect, but the first half was awful - right up to the 44th minute when DAVID MARLOW latched onto the ball in the box and slid it past the Trowsers keeper. H-T 1-0

The teams served up a much better second half, plenty of chances, three more goals and a sending off. Barflys went 2-0 up on 55 when Marlow's neat cross was bundled home by no. 14 shirt JOE ASHURST. A few minutes later, the same player made a great run down the left and crashed a shot at goal that the visiting keeper did well to tip round the post.


Trowsers pulled one back in the 66th minute - Jody Hughes saw his shot from 20 yards cannon off the bar, and the right back, wearing the no.12 shirt, was on hand to tap home. He looked to be in an offside position when the initial ball was struck, and the linesman did flag for the offence, but after consultation he was over-ruled by Referee Liam Jones.

The visitors were level with 8 minutes left on the clock, when a corner from the left was hit to the far post where PAUL WILLIAMS was on hand to rise like a salmon and head powerfully home. This brought an outburst of foul and abusive from the Barfly's keeper - he called a team-mate a "f****** d***" -- and I can only assume that because there were quite a few women and children present, the Ref considered the language inappropriate and duly sent the keeper from the field of play. Ashurst took over in the sticks, and he coped admirably on the couple of occasions he was called into action. F-T 2-2

Admission free
Plenty of people about, and I reckon all told there may have been 50+ watching Tuesday - first CMLS home game of the season for Blidworth -- opponents Clipstone Welfare.

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