Second part of our double-header saw us at Bestwood Miners Welfare Gound again to see Bulwell Town take on League runners up Bentley Colliery. We were at Bulwell's previous game when they beat Welbeck Welfare 6-0, but Bentley are a different proposition entirely!
We had to wait 29 minutes for the first goal, a penalty converted by centre-half MATTY BROWN.
Right on half-time, Bentley's no. 9 MARK RICHARDSON cut in from the left and curled a beauty past Bulwell keeper Alex Smith. The ball ended up in the far corner of the goal and there was absolutely nothing the keeper could do to save. H-T 0-2
The visitors went further ahead on 57 - LEE TILLEY cutting the ball home with the outside of his foot after keeper Smith had blocked his initial effort. Bulwell's ELLIOT CHRISTIE headed home Jamie Coup's overhead kick on 69, but the goal was to prove only a consolation as the game fizzled to a close. F-T 1-3
Bentley received their runners-up mementos after the game, presented to them by League Chairman Frank Harwood.. the video is a bit shaky, but Kev had had a hard day doing it himself !!!!
One more game to go ...the NSL final on Tuesday - then we are off to APTCOO on Saturday to present a cheque to the value of £850.00 !!!!! More on this later....