Monday, 25 February 2013

Basford Utd U19 0-2 Matlock Town U19

Basford's youngsters fell to their first league defeat at the hands of Matlock Town on a bitterly cold evening at Greenwich Avenue.  The home team have been superb all season, but looked a little jaded and off the pace - maybe their third game in 7 days was a little too much to ask...

Having said that, Matlock looked a decent team and in Myles Wright have a goalkeeper to watch - definitely one for the future..

I wouldn't normally do this, but seeing as my good friend and blogger extraordinaire Rob Waite has already updated his "the66pow", I'll just add a LINK HERE.....

Spent the evening in Rob's company again, along with Mick Cook and former Harworth U19 manager Glenn McPherson - Glenn resigned last week after behind the scene troubles that he felt left him no alternative other than to fall on his sword. 

The Harworth team had beaten Matlock 4-0 last week, but there were 5 changes from that team to the one that started at Basford, although I'll take nothing away from Harworth, they do have a cracking set of players.

Goals from ADAM CLARKE on 78 and ALEX BRADSHAW on 81 ultimately settled the game - and no-one could argue that on the night, the visitors were by far the better team.  Matlock have now only played eight league games - with only 2 months left of the season they have another 12 games to fit in. Seems that they have a big enough squad to cope, but it's going to be a hard slog to get their season finished before the end of April.  F-T 0-2