Notts Senior League
TEAM DNF 5 WEST BRIDGFORD AFC 2
Team DNF played their first match on Saturday on their 3g pitch at Nottingham Trent University just off the A453 in Clifton, so I was expecting this midweek game to be played there, the day before I found that the venue may be the same but the game was to be played on a grass pitch which I didnt know existed.
Both sides in this game are new to the Notts Senior League and have young players, West Bridgford AFC drew away last Thursday evening 0-0 at Aslockton Cranmers FC, whilst DNF won 5-1 agaist Greyhounders FC who included ex Forest, Villa and West Ham striker Marlon Harewood on the pitch.
The pitch tonight looked good and as ref Simon Hudson got thee game on the way in the bright sunshine, it was the home side who should really have been two goals to the good, when their strikers just failed to connect to a cross in front of open goals.
On 18 minutes, the homesters took the lead when TOM LAWSON drove home from just inside the area. On the half hour their main striker and target man Sheldon Tutit limped off and West Bridgford seemed to have their best period of the game, with half time looming, concentration from the visitors cost them dearly, when on 43 minutes, the keeper rolled the ball out to a defender who was looking the other way and DNF captain CAMERON GRAY whipped in and fired home. Within a minute, another failure in the away penalty area saw JOSH ASUMAN fire his side in to a half time lead of 3-0.
West Bridgford AFC began the second half the more brighter and 2 good chances went astray, whilst on the counter attack DNF were looking to add to their tally, but found the away keeper in excellent form with at least 5 goal bound saves.
After 54 minutes, captain Gray doubled his games tally to put the homesters 4-0 up and it looked at this stage, as if the game could well ended up as a cricket score, but the visitors battled but were second best at times, On 67 minutes JOSH ASUMAN made it 5-0.
On 69 minutes, ALI BRITTEN pulled a goal back and on 85 minutes he slotted away a penalty to make it 5-2.
Photos from the game can be seen on this LINK
May I thank West Bridgford AFC's Liam Porter for kindly giving me a lift back to Hucknall