Thursday, 26 February 2009

Thursday 26th February 2009

Kimberley Town 1-2 Clipstone Welfare --- CML SupremeDivision

Bonus mid-week game and not a bad one, it has to be said. Thoroughly enjoyable, although some of the players from both sides had left their shooting boots at home. The phrase containing the words, "barn door, with a banjo, couldn't hit a" applied...!

The first half was a bit of a non-event really – oh, the teams performed well enough, and Kimberley again showed some good defensive fortitude, but apart from a fluffed header by Clipstone’s Dominic Jones and a great diving save from home keeper Mick Oxborrow, there was not a lot to write about. Several shots were tried by both teams, but most were so far off target that they ought not be classed as shots. H-T 0-0

Went for a beverage at half-time – proper mug but Kev’s verdict only 5/10. I didn’t bother – it wasn’t cold enough for me to need a hot drink. "Young" Brian Dennett was sat sitting at a table with a mug of OXO … but he put a little to much pepper in it and it ended up making his eyes water!!

With just five minutes of the second half played, the Kimberley right back decided he would try and dribble the ball out of his area – I’m afraid he is not quite good enough to attempt this and was almost made to pay dearly when Carl Russo dispossessed him and forced another good save out of Oxborrow.

Welfare took the lead on 55, a great through ball collected well by Mike Hewitt – he found CARL RUSSO who side-stepped Oxborrow before firing home from close range.

Oxborrow pulled off a superb flying tip over on the hour - this young keeper doesn’t half look a prospect. Seconds later his opposite number, Dale Sheppard, was sent off for clattering into a Kimberley attacker as he ran in on goal. Seemed to be a just bit of a collision, and a red card looked a bit harsh. Still, it was a foul, and was deemed to be a goal-scoring chance so “letter of the law” says red card.

The home team drew level on 63 – a neat shot across the stand-in Clippo keeper from an acute angle from new signing AARON RUSSELL. The lead only lasted 10 minutes though… Clipstone back in front after a deflected shot from GARY BUCHANAN from almost 25 yards out just beat the outstretched dive of Oxborrow and went in off the inside of the post. Tough on the keeper, but the deflection moved the ball just enough ….

Kimberley failed to take full advantage of Clippo being a man down, with an outfield player in goal – and it was the visitors who had most of the play until the final whistle. F-T 1-2

Admission £3

Programme £1 ( nice one Danny!)

Tea – never asked how much it was

Attendance – head count -- about 35?

Saturday – Kev’s working so I will be “Billy No-mates” again… supposed to be at Ilkeston v Leigh but may opt for Belper v Lincoln Utd...


city slicker said...

Mikey Oxborrow was signed from Southwell City in December. Last season as a 16 year old he played 54 games at first, reserve and U19 level. After a pre-season where he impressed against Eastwood Town, Alfreton (despite a 10-0 loss !) and Long Eaton. Started the season in the reserves when Mark Nangle signed the experienced Darren Sharpe, Mikey then broke his hand against Dinnington Town U19s. Was happy to sign for Paul Rawden who had seen him play in pre-season game in 2007 for Kimberley. Still only 17 he is really enjoying his football under Paul and is putting in some great performances

Malc said...

Thought he looked good at Sutton last Saturday, and one save v Clipstone was out of the top drawer..

He has to be one to watch for the future,I think....