Saturday, 30 March 2013

Hucknall Tn AFC 1-3 Pinxton FC

Not seen Pinxton play for a while, but never expected "ontheroad"  friend Jamie Renshaw to greet me with " ayup Malc - I thought you were dead" !!

Still alive and kicking, Jammer!!

Seen Hucknall TAFC on quite a few occasions - they are a young side on the whole, and are struggling at the wrong end of the table whilst their opposition sit proudly at the top of the pile.

Met up with Tony Squires and Brian Franks inside the ground - then Referee Eddie Pidduck the took the time to have a few words before the game kicked off. 

Took a few pics of the players entering the field of play and the handshake before taking my place in the stand opposite the dugouts. It was cold in there, but with Kev AWOL watching We Will Rock You, I was in charge of the camera and didn't want to be facing the bright sunshine. 

GREG MARRIOTT opened Pinxton's account in the 9th minute, calmly side footing home after Wayne  Cooke had picked him out on the penalty spot.   I was joined by Pixton's Richard Riley just after the goal, and it was good to see former Blackwell boss Kieran Edwards - somewhat at a loss to know what to do with his Saturday afternoons since leaving Primrose Hill.

Marriott slots home

Pinxton struggled to open up a stubborn home defence, and we had to wait until the 40th minute for the next goal. It was an error from a defender that undid the previous good work - presenting the ball to MARRIOTT who ran at goal before slotting past James Beddingham, despite the keeper getting a decent hand to the shot. H-T 0-2

The second half was very similar to the first, with the visitors failing time and time again to unduly the AFC back line.  Wayne Cooke headed a right wing cross home on 63, but was quite rightly adjudged to have been in an offside position by Assistant Ref Robin Bourne.  

The home team gave Pinxton a kick in the pants with 10 minutes to play, scoring from the spot after Mr. Pidduck had awarded them a penalty. 

The league leaders restored their two goal lead through DAN STOREY on 89, the sub side-footing home after Martin Bowles' cross-shot had cannoned off the foot of the post and dropped invitingly six yards from goal.  F-T 1-3

The home team had five16 year olds in their ranks at full time - and they coped admirably with the much more experienced Pinxton players. 

Admission - season ticket
Programme £1
Head count 47