Thursday, 4 July 2013

A sting in the tail

Saturday 9th March
CML North
Thoresby Colliery Welfare 1 Easington United 0
Played well, nowt to show for it.  That's what so often happens when you're down on your luck and that was certainly the case on a sodden afternoon in Edwinstowe.
Still, we should be thankful we had a game to watch - Low Farm again fell victim to this horrendous wet winter, ruling out both the Reserves and Casuals fixtures.
And as we drove down a rain-swept M18 I must admit to a few nerves in anticipation of rolling up at the ground only to be greeted by a thumbs down from the men in charge.  I needn't have worried.  Not only was there little evidence of any rain on our arrival in north Nottinghamshire but the playing surface was in superb nick.
Given another raft of shortages, Sumo handed debuts to goalkeeper Ben Broadhead and midfielder Lewis Andrew while also welcoming Chris Frost back into the first team fold.  Ironically, on a day that marked the 21st anniversary of the passing of record goal scorer Melvin douglas, missed chances would again prove our downfall.
Read what I wrote about the game for the website and local press here.
And here's some of Burt's shots from the day, which appeared in the following week's Caught on Camera feature...
Smiling in the rain
Smalls' vital block 
That'll be one of the new chaps...
T'other one Ben punches clear
Where's the ball?
In the onion bag that's where!

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