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

Sunday, 6 August 2017


Saturday 5th August
Pre Season Friendly
My second game of the day saw the wife drive me about a mile from Sutton Lawns to Ashfield School to watch Kirkby Athletic who was set up around three years ago and like Nottinghamshire FC play in the Midlands Amateur Alliance League. During the morning, founder/player manager and main tweeter man Jake Cantrill had told me where the ground was and gave me the details of the game, which was a 2pm kick off. Kirkby Athletic's home is at Newstead, but due to cricket they cant use the pitch until the cricketers season is over, but a visit is on the cards from me later in the season.

The game kicked off and it couldnt have got off to a worse start for the Athletic, as a poor back pass to the keeper was short and the Nottinghamshire attacker was first to the ball to poke the ball home after just 14 seconds.

Kirkby then pushed forward and came close a few times but was caught out by a long ball out of the Nottinghamshire defence and the number 9 shot home from a tight angle to double their lead after just 8 minutes. 

This spurred the visitors on as they played down the slope and after 23 minutes, the number 9 had doubled his tally and put his side 3-0 up.

Nottinghamshire then looked more likely to score a few more before half time, but good defending and blocking prevented this.

In the 36th minute, the referee reduced Nottinghamshire FC down to 10 men, after a bad tackle left a home player on the floor, so he produced a yellow card, but then the player decided to call him a few choice names and was dismissed for foul and abusive language, much to the dislike of the Nottinghamshire FC folk, but why should the official have to put up with this.

The Second Half kicked off and almost straight from the kick off, Kirkbys number 10 found the corner of the net with his shot to make it 3-1. On 57 minutes, it became 3-2 when the number 7 hit a curling shot that was deflected from 20 yards, so it was game on and Kirkby;s confidence looked high.

A couple of good saves and a couple of close misses kept Nottinghamshire in front, but the visitors number 9, their dangerman was on a hat trick to which he completed in the 87th minute to give his side a 4-2 win.

In the pub after the match, Jake Cantrill kindly donated £25 from Kirkby Athletic FC for the Charity Blogs Charity, which Im very thankful for, which is for Maggies Cancer Centre, based at Nottingham City Hospital, with the 6 goals scored this now brings the running total to a amazing £973.75p

The Photos from this match can be seen on this LINK

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