One of those days where I didn't fancy travelling too far - and we usually enjoy a visit to Plains Road, so opted for this EMCL game. Not the best choice of game I've ever made, but hey ho, it gets you out of the house!!!
Always get a great welcome from the committee, and we usually get a half decent game of football as well - not on this occasion it wasn't!
Thurnby had played 8 league games prior to kick off, winning four and losing four. Gedling had won five of their 10 played - so both teams with a 50% win rate - had to be a draw didn't it?
Joel Potter was tripped in the box on 28 and Referee Mr. Oldham pointed immediately to the spot. Bit of a nothing challenge really, but enough to convince the Mr. Oldham. ASHLEY DAY stepped up and planted the ball in dead centre of the goal as keeper Lance Walker dived to his right!! H-T 0-1
Welfare were level on 50 after a badly miscued shot from Chris Hall ended up a the feet of ASHLEY WHITT, who smashed the ball home from 8 yards.
Thurnby were dominant throughout the game, and the second half saw them create half a dozen decent chances that were either well blocked or poorly missed. It's easy after any draw to say the result was just about right - but that phrase does not apply to this game. Thurnby should have won by three or four goals - and Gedling wouldn't have had any complaints.
Apologies for the poor write up - it was a poor game and there was not really a lot to report. F-T 1-1
Programme £1 ( will not win any awards this season!)