Monday, 25 August 2008

Monday 25th August 2008

Rainworth MW v Appleby Frodingham -- NCEL Div 1

With Kev having to work I decided to forego the planned Carlton v Rushall game and head off to Kirklington Road instead. Blimey - it was a bit windy -- gave me a flippin headache!!!!

Paid the £4 to get in and £1 for the programme. You have to feel sorry for the programme editors at holiday times ...Rainworth were at home on Saturday as well, so not a lot of time to prepare a programme for today. Still, for the £1 you got a copy of Saturdays programme + a supplement for todays game, a copy of the team sheet, plus a further supplement for Tuesdays ressies game.

"Frod" finished 4th from bottom of the CML Supreme Division last season, but were promoted to the NCEL Div 1 to make up the numbers after the formation of the EMCL robbed the league of a few teams. To be fair, they played fairly well, and some solid defending kept out unbeaten Rainworth until the 17th minute, when a superbly struck free-kick from skipper Lee Wilkinson beat keeper Lee Goodrum at his near post -- the keeper could maybe have done better, but the kick was well placed.

Hollingworth saw his cross-shot cannon off the bar soon after, but it was a cracking double save from Wrens keeper Mark Hales that meant they went in at the break 1-0 up.

Nothing much happened to write home about in the second half -- I spent a few minutes acting as ball-boy as the players continued to struggle with the wind, sending the ball flying everywhere - (you should see this old duffer trying to bend down and pick up footballs - it makes my face go red I can tell you!!) Rainworth hit the bar just before the end, but the weather was a real spoiler .....and even though this was not an action packed Bank Holiday thriller, Rainworth are still unbeaten in the league and with Bottesford hammering Worsbro Bridge 7-1 it means that the Wrens are top of the league

Treated myself to a pie ...genuine PUKKA any flavour you like as long as it's meat and tater - still it was very nice at £1.30 who could complain?

Att 76

Tuesday -- Gedling Tn v Gedling MW ( EMCL)

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