Saturday, 31 January 2009

Saturday 31st January 2009

Pinxton FC 3-0 Rolls Royce Leisure -- CML Supreme Division

Probably the poorest second half we have seen this season so far. The first half was ok, but football was noticable by it's absence after the break.

Our first visit to the Welfare Ground at Pinxton, and we were made very welcome - even though the gateman did ask politely if I was a Senior Citizen -- Kev said I was and that he was my Son!! I'll get my own back soon ....

The Welfare Ground is quite easy to locate - after all there is only one road in and out of Pinxton and once you catch sight of the floodlights you can't go wrong. Bit of a trek up a grassy hill to the entrance, but the view facing you on entering the ground is marvelous - a 700 year old church built on the site of a Norman castle -- pretty as a picture.....

Rob Hornby of the CML had given us details of where the tea-bar was located, so we headed straight there - just as the players were coming out of the changing rooms. Referee Mr. Storer ( good name!) held the players up while he explained the respect campaign handshake routine - the routine in which the players all shake hands before the kick-off. This is becoming more and more popular now, and if this is going to be the norm at step 7, well done to whoever implemented it.

Very passable beverages - tea /coffee at £0.50 - 8/10 for my coffee and Kev gave his tea the same rating. We located ourselves in the bottom corner of the ground and marvelled at the amount of young girls that were in attendance. Usually we are treated to one or two, but at this game there were the five pictured below, plus a few more to grab our attention when the football failed to!!

Pinxton were 3-0 up at half-time and the lead was well deserved - Rolls showed hardly anything in attack and their defending left a lot to be desired. On 19, the no. 11 shirt, Kieren Debrouwer, headed home a right wing cross, then three minutes later another right wing cross was nodded home by the Pinxton no. 9 Daniel Marriott. The third goal came in the added minute of stoppage time, a great through ball latched onto by the no. 7 jacket Jay Cooper, who calmly fired across the Rolls keeper and into the net.

Another cuppa at the break - same passable quality. Also a chance to collect the raffle prize - nice bottle of Hock that I'm sure Mrs. Kev will enjoy. Nice chat with fellow hopper Chrisb - he had made copious notes, but to be brutally honest there was not a deal to write home about - and the next 45 minutes were even worse. I made no notes at all during the second half - Rolls tried but had no firepower, while Pinxton seemed content with their 3 goal lead. F-T 3-0.

Attendance 40 ( head count)

Admission £2.50

Programme £1

Tea/coffee £0.50

Not many players stood out on either side, the Pinxton left-back (who I believe is Adam Robinson) looked a good player, but as I didn't take down the line-ups before the game I may have his name wrong.

Tuesday -- hopefully Hucknall Rolls Leisure v Carlton Town in the Notts F.A. Senior Cup.

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