Sunday, 9 April 2017


Midlands Amateur Alliance
Division One
att: 25
Having to be home quite early due to a family meal later in the evening, I took a look round at the local fixtures and came across the Midlands Amateur Alliance match at Coronation Drive, in Model Village, Shirebrook, just a 15 minute trip for me.

Shirebrook Wanderers have been towards the top of the table all season and a win this afternoon would have taken them back to the summit, whilst United Worksop were in mid table before the game.

On arrival, I was met and greeted by both the Wanderers Chairman and Secretary and local cameraman Pete Waby came along to meet up and watch the match. A nice little tea bar was very welcoming as I was able to get a pre match cuppa and at half time a diet coke.

One thing noticeable was the visitors shirt numbers, most of them wearing shirts numbered in the 90;s, the side were mostly eastern european.

The game kicked off and United seemed to be first to the ball and were a very tall and physical not allowing Wanderers time to settle on the ball.

The homesters tried to press forward but the visitors defence was holding out or passing from the home side was breaking down at important moments.

On 24 minutes, a break down the left side, saw the winger cut in and tap the ball across for BARTOSZ ZUDIN to fire United ahead.

Shirebrook offered very little in return in the First Half apart from a long range shot that just tipped over the crossbar.

The Second Half began and it was all one way traffic with Wanderers on the attack and creating alot more but they found the visiting keeper in very good form. With the clock ticking down, you felt that if the home side was to draw level they may just go on to win this game, but that wasnt to be, as on 82 minutes, United doubled their lead with a very well taken goal by subsitute KAMIL JUZWIN.

With the two goals seen at this game making 50p going in to the Charity Pot as I sponsor 25p each goal I see scored, this brings the running total for MAGGIES CANCER CENTRE at City Hospital to £464.65p. For more information about Maggies, please click this LINK

Photos from the match can be seen on this LINK

1 comment:

  1. An extremely entertaining match for me personally. From the Utd Manager especially, or as I have nicknamed him Mr 'Bravo man' with his typical continental style management.

    Wanderers had one of those days, where you just knew, that no matter how well they played, they were destined not to score. The celebration at the end was well worth the wait, a 'Poznan' style celebration. Nice to meet up and have a chat Rob