Precision Notts Senior League
TEAM DNF 8 SELSTON RESERVES 1
Looking at this match some weeks ago when planning m matches, this was top v third and this was the case as the teams went in to the fixture. On arrival it was a matter of getting a cuppa and getting the team line ups. Team DNF's Chairman is ex Aston Villa, Hull City and Notts County man Dave Norton.
The game kicked off and it was very level with both sides probing each other, with few chances but the game being played at a fast pace.
After 14 minutes, TOBY SEWELL danced through the visitors defence before firing DNF in front. Selston refused to lay down and pushed forward and after 27 minutes could well have been on level terms but saw the ball bounce back off the crossbar, they say games have turning points and on 39 minutes, selstons attack from a corner broke down and within 20 seconds CAMERON GRAY had doubled the homesters lead.
The Second Half began with Selston forcing forward and again had a shot superbly saved and pushed on to the crossbar by Mason in the DNF goal. You then knew this wasnt to be Selstons day and the champers was on ice for Team DNF and on 58 minutess, RYAN HASTIE, the home team player/manager added a third.
On the hour, a sub was made by DNF and on came SheldonTuitt and he made a impact straight away on the game when on 64 minutes rounding the visiting keeper to make it 4-0.
On 69 minutes, it became 5-0 when SHELDON TUITT broke through and superbly chipped the keeper for the ball to land in the far corner of the net.
After 74 minutes, a free kick just outside the area was taken by CAMERON GRAY who fired home and made it 6-0, by now the Selston players began to look tired on the 3g surface.
On 78 minutes, SHELDON TUITT comleted his hat trick and the championship came to the pitchside by now, ready to be awarded at the end of the match.
Selston didnt give up and kept pressing forward and after 86 minutes, JAMIE SHACKLOCK cut in from the left wing and fired home from a acute angle to make it 7-1, but DNF was to have the last say, when a minute later SHELDON TUITT fired home to make the final score 8-1.
On the final whistle, I presented Team DNF with the Division Two Championship.
I just say that referee John Beckett had a superb game and he kindly donated £10 of his match fee to the Blogs Charity(so a BIG Thankyou to John) and with the 9 goals scored, we now have a running total for Maggies Cancer Centre at Nottingham City sitting at a amazing £478.90p
The Photos from the match and presentation can be seen on this LINK