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Saturday, 14 October 2017
COMMUNITY BOUNCE BACK FROM SLOW START
Notts Amateur Alliance League
NOTTINGHAM COMMUNITY FC 8 ARNOLD SAINTS FC 1
A few weeks ago I was going to head today for a double up of fixtures at Greenwood Meadows FC and what attracted me to the venue was that Nottingham Community FC were to be doing a programme for their 2.30pm kick off and with NSL fixture Bridgford United kicking off at noon, but how things pan out, Bridgford Uniteds fixture was altered, so I still opted to go and watch Nottingham Community FC v Arnold Saints FC.
A grand welcome by club chairman Naeem Rashid but he had left he programmes at home, but he has promised to post them to me so I can get them out to the people who have ordered one.
The game kicked off and it was the Saints who had the first bunch of chances in a very tight opening period, where the game was being played at a rapid pace.
After just 10 minutes, Arnold Saints who play their home matches at Calverton MW, broke away and were left in a 2 against 1 situation where the ball was squared across for LEWIS to fire them in front. The Saints then went looking to extend their lead but found the home keeper in good form, as the Community side seemed to be stuck in midfield, but all that was to change in a mad frantic 9 minute spell in a amazing turn around of events for the homesters.
After 18 minutes, a long ball was played down the middle and seemed to catch the Saints defence who were playing quite high on the back foot and this left YANNICK JULLITI clear through for him to chip the ball over the outcoming keeper to bring the scores level. There was no time to celebrate as straight from the kick off, Arnold Saints lost the ball in midfield, where the ball was played to the Community right winger whose ball was pinch perfect for MATTHEW GRANT to just tap his side in to a 2-1 lead.
On 21 minutes, YANNICK JULLITI joined in on the act by adding his name to the scoresheet, when knockiing home from close range and in the 24th minute, DJOUK AKPESSI;s weak shot slid under the visiting keeper to make it 4-1. On 27 minutes, the home side gained a corner from the left side which found the head of DJOUK AKPESSI to take Community in to a 5-1 lead.
The Second Half began and Saints began to play some good football and had a couple of decent close chances, but Community looked dangerous every time they ventured forward and on 51 minutes a short back pass by a Saint defender saw SCOTT whip in and make it 6-1.
By now a few of the Saints heads were down but they were still trying to press forward, but this left their defence open and on 63 minutes YANNICK JULLITI ran through and completed his hat trick.
In the 84th minute, CONOR SCOTT smashed home from close range to give a final score of 8-1, shortly before the final whistle, things went worse for Saints when one of their players was sent to the sin bin for the reminder of the match.
Brian Kilburn had a very good match in the middle
Before leaving to come home, Nottingam Community FC Club Chairman Naeem Rashid kindly donated £10 to the Charity Blog which is in aid of MAGGIES CANCER CARE CENTRE based at Nottingham City Hospital, the running total is now up to a amazing £1,143.00
Photos from the match can be seen on this LINK