Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Mattersey 4-3 Rainworth Rangers

Tuesday 10th May 2011 – Notts F.A. Minor Cup final - played at Clipstone Welfare FC


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Mattersey play in Gainsborough & District League Div 1, while opponents Rangers ply their trade in the MAA. These Leagues are both relatively unknown to me, so no idea what to expect.  Turned out to be a decent enough game, with a twist at the end of 90 minutes, as well as a contender for goal of the season!

Rangers went ahead in the 5th minute thanks to their no. 10, but Mattersey drew level through their no. 10 seven minutes later. H-T 1-1

Mattersey’s no. 9 scored from a cross on 69 after being left alone in front of goal, then on 85 we thought it was all over when Mattersey were awarded a penalty that the 9 jacket duly converted. As we all gathered by the exit to make a quick getaway, the Rangers no. 25 slammed home from the edge of the box – timed this at 90 + 5 minutes, although only 4 had been signalled by the 4th official. 60 seconds later there was a collective groan from Mr. Waite, Mr. Cook, Mr. Dennett and yours truly when the Rangers' no. 15 rifled home to level the scores. F-T 3-3

Penalties weren’t needed though on this occasion, as the Mattersey no. 16 STEVIE OWENS grabbed a superb winner in the 103rd minute. Right on the edge of the box, the sub held off challenges from three Rangers defenders, turned and unleashed a curling effort that flew into the top corner. What a strike … seen a lot of goals this season, but that will take some beating, made even more sweet as it turned out to be the winner. F-T 4-3

Admission £2 inc programme

H/C depends on when you counted really – 60 – 80 best estimate..

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