Dave Reynolds
Greg & Michael Osborne
Graham Moseley
Karl White
Precision Notts Senior League
NSL Senior Cup
NSL Junior Cup
Tony Mullen
Michael Hartsthorne x 3
Martyn Cheatle
Gedling Southbank FC
James Needham
Malc Storer & Kev Goodman
Neil Laughlin
John Beckett
Russell Booth
Lewis Quayle
James Tewson
Mark Yates(Ravenshead FC)
Woodthorpe Park Rangers FC
Kevin Guise
Jonathan Holt(Radford FC)
Kirkby Athletic FC
Andy Gregory
Chris Munroe(Basford United FC
Kieran Wells (Basford United FC)
St Ives Mariners FC
St Erme FC
Netherfield Albion FC
Calverton MW FC
Stapleford Town FC
PJ - Woodthorpe Park Rangers FC x 2
Oggy & Spiz(Gedling Southbank FC)
Nottingham Community FC
Rod Grubb
Gareth Tye
Wes O Rourke
Malc Storer
Nigel Tasker
Gedling Southbank Reserves
Jim Bethall
Ashland Rovers FC
Andy Clerke(Gedling Southbank FC)
Gavin Rice
Bill Fishwick(Wollaton FC)
Oz(Netherfield Albion FC)
Steve Lee(Bilborough Town FC)
United Grays FC
St Erme FC
Ruan Minor FC
Lee Harrison
Bingham Town FC
Ian Wilkinson
Sherwood Colliery FC
Richard Wanczycki
Herbie and Sue
Ronnie and Shirley

72 Matches
351 goals

Running Total

Saturday, 29 July 2017


Pre Season Friendly
When I saw this friendly had been arranged, it caught my eye, as it pitched up ex NSL Club Nottinghamshire FC against NSL Newcomers Nottingham City FC at Grassington Road. It was good to see a few old faces from the Nottinghamshire camp, but nice to meet the new faces of Nottingham City.

The game kicked off and City looked in control as two goals in the ninth and tenth minute saw them sprint in to a two goal lead. The homesters looked shell shocked. On 27 minutes, City were delighted as they looked to have the game out of sight at 3-0, but funny things happen in football as we all know.

On the half hour, the referee blew and the players began to come to pitchside, so I asked him how many minutes he was playing and he replied "four thirty minutes" so me and fellow hopper Rob Campion thought we would settle in for the afternoon.

It was then I discovered that Nottingham City had no goalkeeper and the management team were asking for anyone to go in goal for the second thirty minutes.

On 35 minutes, Nottinghamshire pulled a goal back and then had a couple more chances that came off the woodwork, but it was City that was playing good flowing football, but on the stroke of the 60th minute, Nottinghamshire got the boost they needed when reducing the arrears and this seemed to spur them on.

The Nottinghamshire Manager during the short break then came over to the City management and asked if they would play a straight 45 minutes rather than another 30 minutes, just to confuse everyone, to which everyone agreed.

Nottinghamshire were soon on level terms after 64 minutes and added another two goals in the 70th and 74th minutes to advance in to a 5-3 lead.

Nottingham City werent done as they pressed forward and in the 88th minute, it became 5-4 to the home side, but with the clock ticking down and City on the attack in search of a equaliser, gaps appeared at the back for Nottinghamshire to make it 6-4 in the 103rd minute.

Regardless of the score, this was a very good friendly with both sides playing some good football but also making mistakes, which I suppose added interest to the game, but most of all it gave both teams time on the pitch for their players match fitness.

Photos from the Match can be seen on this LINK

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