Sunday, 24 February 2013

T8's 2-1 Plough Barflys

Sunday 24th February 2013 - Notts Sunday League Premier Premier Division

A large contingent of the Linby CW squad play for these very local rivals, but this was no friendly - plenty of meaty challenges and loads of  incident, but it was far too cold to take notes. To be honest this wasn't a great game, but well over 60 were in attendance and at least it gets you out of the house on a Sunday morning!!

Before  kick-off  T8's were unbeaten in the league so far this season, while Barflys had lost 5 of their 11 games played. The teams share the Rolls Royce Leisure pitch - so there is no real home advantage. The "away" team took a well deserved lead on 26. After the T8's defence failed to clear a corner from the right, DAVE WARDEN hammered home the loose ball from 6 yards out.  H-T 0-1

Veteran Terry Henshaw put in a great display at the heart of the Flys defence as the home team searched frantically for the equaliser.  Danny Hayes thought he had levelled with a neat header from a corner on 74, but Ref Liam Jones saw a push in front of goal and awarded Flys a free-kick.

From the free-kick, the ball somehow found it's way into the path of  T8's striker KYLE McDERMOTT who looked well offside, but was allowed to go on. Keeper Aaron Wilby did well to block the initial effort, but McDermott never looked like missing at the second attempt.

The game was turned completely around with 10 to play, T8's grabbing the lead for the first time in the game. From  a right wing corner, Danny Hayes headed the ball across the Fly's goal and CHAY BETTERIDGE had the  simple task of stooping to nod home at the far post.  F-T 2-1

Attendance 66 ( H/C)