Our first visit to the Bestwood Miners Welfare ground – adequate is probably the best word to describe it.
Basement club Welbeck could only muster 10 players, and one of them had both legs was strapped up! Bulwell had the bare 11 as both teams struggle to complete the 2010-2011 season.
Serial hopper Aggedor was present along with Mr. Mac and Brian “he gets everywhere” Dennett. Brian did purchase the half-time drinks though, but the lady behind the counter hadn’t seen a white fiver before …and I’m sure Britannia actually blinked when Brian opened his wallet !!
Welbeck did well to hold out until 8 minutes before the break, with keeper Tom Chambers making a few good saves. The keeper could do nothing about the 25 yarder that no.6 DAVE SIMPSON fired past him to open the scoring. 60 seconds later the lead was doubled, and a cracking goal it was too. Left back Justin Edwards Clarke pinged a ball 50 yards diagonally across the pitch that found JAMES DUFFY, and as Chambers rushed out to try and block any shot, the no.7 calmly hoisted the ball over him into the net. The third came on 44, the Bulwell no. 10, LLWELLYN NOLAN scoring at the far post after a mad scramble H-T 3-0
Bulwell added their fourth on 48, Edwards Clarke crossed from the left and although the 10 shirt headed well, his effort hit the bar and bounced straight onto his strike partners head and into the net - ASHLEY SOUTHALL on the scoresheet, but he knew very little about it!
Welbeck went close with a free-kick, but in they had hardly anything to offer as an attacking force.
We had to wait until the 87th minute for the next goal, Duffy’s corner headed powerfully home by the LENFORD JENKINS. Five became six on 90, when no. 8 shirt, YOANDRY DEPASS ran into the box and rounded Chambers before slotting home. F-T 6-0
Tuesday -- off to Clippo for the Notts F.A. Saturday Minor Cup final