Wednesday, 11 January 2017


Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup
Quarter Final
Att: 55
Programme £1 with free teamsheet

After Real United beat Step 6 club Arnold Town in the previous round and step 5 Rainworth MW not in the best of form of late, I felt this may well be a close tie, how wrong could I be, as Rainworth produced one the best performances Ive seen by any club this season, with some lovely passing moves and diagonal balls that led to many of their goals. It could have been so different if Real had taken their chance in the first minute when the ball flashed across the penalty area and just flew past the far post.

This woke The Wrens up and they took the lead after 4 minutes, when MATT SKYES converted a penalty. It was the same player who doubled his sides lead on 14 minutes who slotting home from close range. It was tie over on the half hour when MATT HARRIS was through on goal to make it 3-0. Just before half time, things got worse for Real when PHIL BUXTON netted and made it 4-0.

Real came out for the second half and pushed forward and ALEX COOK pulled a goal back after 51 minutes to reduce the arrears. They continued to press forward but this left gaps at the back and Rainworth were quick to exploit this and made it 5-1 on 65 minutes, when Real;s Caulton was shown a red card for a last man challenge in the box, to which MATT SKYKES dispatched his second penalty of the game and completed his hat trick.

On 69 minutes, it became 6-1 through LANGFORD, then 2 minutes later HARRIS put Rainworth in seven heaven.

Real United tried but was getting caught out by runs on the wing and on 88 minutes, TOMAS POOLE hit a 35 yarder in to the net, then just before the final whistle, HERBERT ran through a tired Real defence to slot home the final goal over the evening.

Was great to meet up with a lot of folks Ive not seen for a while, including Les Lee, Gordon Foster, Barry Clarke, Bob and Nat Crawford and of course always good to see Malc Storer, Id also like to thank Stan from Arnold Town for the kind £4 donation for the Charity Blog.

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