Sunday, 7 May 2017


Precision Notts Senior League
Junior Cup Final
@ Sandiacre Town FC
Att: 147

Kimberley went in to the game as favourites having done the double in the league over Awsworth, but with the clubs hardly a mile apart and in a Cup Final, League form goes out the window.

The First Half saw a very even contest and it was vital who was going to opening the scoring and just as I thought the half would end goal less I popped in to the clubhouse to fetch the tickets for the half time charity raffle, when I got back to pitchside, I was told it was still 0-0 and there was a break in play as all 5 footballs suppied by the league had gone missing, a few were tracked down and play resume. What had happened unknown to me, was that Awsworth had taken the lead on 44 minutes through JAKE BROOKES.

The Second Half begin and it was Awsworth on the front foot and in the 48th minute, doubled their lead when a long free kick was headed in, though the last touch seemed to come off a Kimberley player, GEORGE COPPER went on to claim the goal.

It then turned in to a real derby game, with both sides putting in some meaty challenges and keeping the referee on his toes.

Kimberley pushed forward but the Awsworth defence was staying strong at the back.

After 77 minutes, KURT SAVAGE slid the ball home from close range to make it 3-0.  After 84 minutes, Awsworth wrapped up the game when JUAN VICKERS completed the scoring.

On the Final whistle, Ex Notts Senior League Official Andy Rolfe who was guest of honour did the presentation
We would like to thank Sandiacre Town FC for the kind donations of prizes for the raffle, The Notts Senior League for allowing Hazel to do the raffle and also both clubs, supporters etc for buying raffle tickets in aid of this seasons blogs charity MAGGIES CANCER CENTRE based at Nottingham City Hospital, to which Hazel raised a whopping £117.00, which takes the running total a amazing £682.65p.

Photos from the match can be seen on this LINK

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