Tuesday, 3 January 2017


East Midlands Counties League
Att: 104
Programme £1
Teamsheet Free

As always a friendly welcome to the Stag Ground, the home of Kimberley Miners Welfare for their Bank Holiday afternoon clash where they hosted South Normanton Athletic from just 2 junctions up the M1. 

On arrival I was greeted by both clubs committees and soon got myself a cuppa, programme and teamsheet and then walked in to the clubhouse came Bolton based hopper and friend Colin Green who purchased a Stags badge and a cuppa.

The game began in bright sunshine, so I walked over to the far side of the ground and joined 2 hoppers from Shrewsbury, who was going to Sheffield FC but when they pulled in to KFC at Chesterfield found thhe game had been called off, so re-routed to this game.

The match became lively, with both teams matching some fair and crunching tackles, but it was the homesters having the majority of the attacks and after 10 minutes went ahead through TOM DALE.

The rest of the half was fairly even with both sides have several chances and both keepers in fine form.

The Second Half, I stood behind the clubhouse goal with Macca and had a chat about local football, as he had just arrived from Belper United v Graham St Prims, a match that had kicked off at 1.45pm.

The Second Half, South Normanton looked more likely to get the equaliser but good defending and a couple of good saves kept The Stags in front. With Normanton pushing forward on 86 minutes, CONOR CARTER found space at he back of their defence and fired his side in to a 2 goal lead and bank the points for them.

Would like to thank Danny Staley for a lift up to the Badger Box at Annersley, so Hazel could fetch me.

Photos from the match can be seen on this LINK

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