Precision Notts Senior League
MANSFIELD HOSIERY MILLS FC 3 UNDERWOOD VILLA RESERVES FC 0
After seeing Mansfield Hosiery Mils FC's Chairman on Tuesday Evening at Aston United FC, he asked if Hazel would be so kind to run the refreshments bar, as some of his committee were away and that his club would make a donation to the Blog's Charity, to which he kept his word and I would like to thank him and his club for the kind donation of £14.00
Mansfield Hosiery Mills are new to the Nottinghamshire Senior League and many will have visited the ground when Sutton Town used to rent the ground from Mansfield Hosiery Mills, a lot has changed around the ground, as you walk in to the right, the stand has been replaced with a building that goes down to the halfway line and houses, a laundry, then the changing rooms and finally the refreshments room.
The game kicked off and it was the hometers who created the first set of chances and on 6 minutes had a free kick ruled out when the referee called the free kick back. On 15 minutes, the Millers took the lead when James Else slid the ball past his own keeper.
The game then took a very even slant, with both sides attacking and the scores would have been added to if not for fine goalkeeping by both the keepers.
Just before half time, the Hosiery side broke and just outside the area, the attacker was adjudged to have been bought down by the Villa defender and the referee reduced the visitors down to 10 men, much to thee disgust of the travelling fans.
The Second Half started at a very slow pace with both sides cancelling each other out, thoug Underwood were having the best part of the game, with Smith having several efforts saved.
After 67 minutes, Mansfield Hosiery Mills put their authority on the game when MATTHEW CRAVEN doubled their total. Underwood gave it a go with their ten men and found the home keeper in fine form and with just 6 minutes remaining the Millers wrapped up the points when JAMIE BENNETT headed home at the far post.