Sunday, 15 January 2017


Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League
Premier Division
My first visit to Woodview this season saw Cotgrave put up a very good performance against Basford United Community. Cotgrave are having a bit of a funny season, where they win one then lost the next one, whilst the young Basford side have been in the top three of the table for most of the season.

On arrival, I got my team lines from the three officials, Sam Worrall, Tim Bee and Matt Picker and noticed that Cotgrave had two players back from suspension from last weeks defeat away at Ruddington Village, whilst Basford were missing star target man Harry Wakefield.

There was a minutes silence for the late Graham Taylor before the game kicked off and the homesters were soon in front after just 4 minutes, when a ball found LEE POTTS on the left hand side, who drove his shot and it seemed to go slow motion in to the far corner of the net.

Cotgrave pushed on and were winning the second ball and probing forward, whilst Basford were pushing forward but the final ball was missing for them.

After 32 minutes, LEE POTTS secured his second of the game and doubled his sides lead to 2-0.

A nice cuppa at half time as the strong sun had set and the temperture had dropped, Basford came out more attacking and were camped in the Cotgrave half for the first ten minutes and on 54 minutes, were very unlucky not to have clawed a goal back when a 35 yard shot from Sylla smashed the crossbar with Garton beaten, this seemed to awaken Cotgrave and they began to take control of the game again and Brown was called in to a couple of saves, whilst at the other end, Garton made a superb double reflex save.

After 69 minutes, the ball was played across from the left side and ANDY MCLEAN turned and tap the ball home to claim the points.

Photos from the game can be viewed on this LINK

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