Saturday, 30 October 2010

Blidworth W Res 5-2 Shirebrook Town Res

Saturday 30th October 2010 - CML Reserves Supreme Division

Why were we at this game and not Forest Town v Bilborough Pelican? Well, we did go to Forest Town, arriving 20 minutes "early" for the 3pm kick off -- as published on the FT website. Unfortunately the kick off had been changed to 2:30pm, but when Kev mentioned the 3pm ko advertised on the FT website, he was told that they "hadn't had time to change it".

So - panic then -- get out the phone to check who was playing local to the Adademy - not a lot close by really, so we decided to try and make a dash down the A60 to see if we could get to Calverton v Sutton. As the minutes ticked by and the traffic grew worse, I realised we hadn't a chance of getting to Calverton for 3pm....then as we went past Blidworth's ground, Kev happened to see red shirts through the trees. We screeched to a halt and made our way into the carpark. When we approached the entrance to the pitch area, the players were just lining up for the kick off. We hadn't a clue who was playing but that wasn't an issue, we were at a game!!

Shirebrook go close!!

We only knew a couple of the Blid ressies, keeper Jason Fisher and striker Jonny Upton, but again, that wasn't an issue - after the panic and mad dash, we just wanted to relax and enjoy the afternoon out. As it turned out it was a very pleasant afternoon, nice, clement weather and football that was more than passable for this level.

Shirebrook keeper in action

It took Blid until the 22nd minute to break down a stubborn Town defence, and it was a really scrappy effort, the home no.6 (Martin) knocking the ball into the roof of the net after a real mad scramble in the 6 yard box. Upton was played through on 29 and raced at goal before slotting sublimely past the Town keeper. H-T 2-0

Plenty of goalmouth action

On 50, the home team added their third, again the no.6 on the mark. The tall midfielder took the ball down well in the area before calmly slotting home. Two minutes later Blid's no, 8 jacket (Gaz) hit a curler from the corner of the box that gave the visiting keeper no chance.

Shirebrook's no. 14 fired in a speculative shot from 20+ yards after 58 minutes - and it went past everyone, and crept into the net leaving home keeper Fisher looking on in amazement! Upton grabbed his second of the game in the 66th minute, a terrific left-foot shot that from the edge of the box.

As we were making our way up the steps to the exit, the Shirebrook no.10 shirt flicked home a left wing cross to give the scoreline a little more respectability. F-T 5-2

After a bad start to the afternoon, we both agreed that the afternoon wasn't wasted, and if we ever get stuck for a game and the Blid ressies are playing, we would not hesitate in going to watch them again.

Admission £2

H/C 20 ( 1 more than Greenwood v Blackwell MW)

Tuesday -- Gedling MW v Greenwood Meadows

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