We had three reasons to revisit Pinxton for this game…
1) We were at the original fixture that was abandoned earlier in the season.
2) We thought there might be the odd goal or two, and we were looking for our 600th goal of the season.
3) Pinxton skipper Jamie Renshaw had promised a donation to APTCOO.
Arrived with 20 minutes to spare, and wondered if there was a game on – there were only a dozen or so cars parked outside the Welfare. As it turned out, it was spectators who were missing – only about 20 turned out for this game.
Had a chat to Pinxton’s Ben Newman before the game – told me about a game next Sunday at South Normanton…. his White Swan Bolsover team are playing Hasland Devonshire in the Derbys F.A. Sunday Senior Cup final. I’ll be there, Benjamin!
We didn’t have to wait long for our landmark 600th goal, in just the 3rd minute, MARTIN JONES blasted a sweet volley past the Nettleham keeper from 20 yards out.
Not a lot of football played in a gusty wind, but Jones had the chance to increase the home teams lead when Watson Charlesworth was tripped in the box. Unfortunately for Jones, he fired the effort wide of the post.
Joe Riley had a classic air-shot that Kev caught on camera....sorry, Joe... I have to use it!!
Pinxton keeper Dave McCarthy made a cracking save from a Lee Beesley effort on 39, diving to tip the ball over the bar. H-T 1-0
Went and had a sit in the stand at half-time, but didn’t stay too long – it was a bit chilly once you were out of the sun.
As the players returned after the break, Renshaw handed me his charity donation – thanks Jammer ….. much appreciated and I hope you like the pics.
Pinxton doubled their lead on 50 when Jay Cooper played the ball to Jones, who inturn crossed into the box to where JAMES SENIOR was on hand to slide the ball home.
Jones had a shot well saved by the visiting keeper, and when Jay Cooper pounced on the loose ball, the big stopper blocked well again.
The next goal though was scored by Nettleham’s no. 4 JOSHUA BOWDEN who was left alone in the centre of the goal and fired past McCarthy with the home defence all over the shop…..
Jones missed a sitter on 77 – he blazed well over after, in Kev’s words “the centre-halves tackled each other and presented the ball to him on a plate” -- !!
The home team did find the back of the net again four minutes later – Cooper finding space to cross from the right, giving WATSON CHARLESWORTH a simple side-foot tap in.
Nettleham kept going though as Pinxton appeared to tire as the game entered it final few minutes, and their no. 10 made the scoreline a little more respectable, tapping past McCarthy on 44. F-T 3-2
The Nettleham keeper had a great game...
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